If you’re a food professional or studying to enter the industry, this challenge is for you. Create a tasty new packaged food product using Australian grown macadamias as an ingredient, and you could WIN:

a trip to Fi Europe 2019

2 individual trips can be won to Fi Europe, the leading global meeting place for food and beverage innovation hosted in Paris




A tailored mentorship PROGRAM

Plus 10 shortlisted entries will win a 2 night/3 day trip to Byron Bay Australia

a key macadamia growing region and the location for the finalist judging event

Supporting local growers

For the past decade, the demand for macadamias has been significant, leading to a global increase in macadamia production. To support our Australian growers, the Australian Macadamias Innovation Challenge 2 aims to raise awareness of the versatility and unique flavour of home-grown macadamias.

We want to see many more products manufactured using this special native nut packed full of flavour and health benefits, with its delicious creamy texture and velvety crunch.

Who can enter

The challenge is open to students studying food science and technology, or a related field where they have or are learning about food product development. It is also open to food professionals who have trained or are working in a related field to food product development. You may enter individually or as a team of 2 to 5 entrants.

This year the challenge is open to residents of Australia, China and Japan.


The challenge closes 11:59pm 3rd December 2018, Australian Eastern Standard Time.