Small, independent food and drink producers are one of the most important parts of the Show and we know how much our visitors love discovering something new. Nominate a small, independent food or drink producer via social media and they will be in for a chance to win a free stand package at one of our Shows.

River Street Events, organisers of the BBC Good Food Shows, are pleased to announce that applications are now open for this year’s Producers Bursary Award Scheme. The BBC Good Food Shows, in conjunction with BBC Good Food Magazine will be scouring the country for the next month looking for the most exceptional artisan food and drink producers in Britain and we need your help. The scheme has now been running for six years and aims to pick out the very best new producers the nation has to offer. The most commendable of these small independent producers will be rewarded with a free opportunity to exhibit at the shows.

To nominate on Twitter or Instagram, just write the name and/or social media tag of the producer and then tag us @BBCGOODFOODSHOW with the following #GFSBursaryNominations. Producers will then be notified of their nomination and asked to fill in an application form.

Nominations that will be considered are producers that have been running for less than three years and have a turnover lower than £250,000. The lucky company with the most nominations via Twitter and Instagram will be automatically shortlisted and will be in with the chance to win a free stand package at one of the shows in Glasgow, London, Birmingham or Harrogate.

BBC Good Food Magazine editor Gillian Carter comments: “The scheme is an excellent way of rewarding the very best independent food and drink producers by giving them a platform in which to put their business in front of tens of thousands of consumers. This is such a great way to discover passionate, young, smaller brands and I personally cannot wait to see what a fantastic array of producers the competition has to offer!”