They've long been the end-of-year highlight and, in a year that has brought out the best from so many within our industry, it is all the more important that the PAPA Industry Awards 2020 ensure their efforts are applauded.

It’s been a strange year for the pizza, pasta and Italian food industry with some businesses going flat out and others mothballed. And, like everything else, the PAPA Awards are having to adapt to the Covid-19 world we now live in.

Nevertheless, we are determined to conclude the year positively with a party to celebrate better days ahead while also recognising those who have risen to the challenges of 2020. And, particularly, those who have devoted so much to helping their communities in these difficult times.

Thirty-first year

Now in their thirty-first year, the PAPA Awards have an established track record for giving recognition to those pizza, pasta and Italian food businesses that are the movers and shakers of this market. And this year will be no different, although some categories have been changed in recognition of market conditions.

It is, for instance, difficult to judge an independent restaurant that has been closed most of the year!

Instead this year’s awards will put more emphasis into recognising those who have made big efforts to keep something going despite the lockdown – from delivering pizzas to the vulnerable to supporting our NHS.

We would also like to pay particular tribute to all our sponsors who, despite themselves having a hard time, are continuing to support these awards. We hope you will reward their support for our industry by giving them your support in the coming months and years.

How to enter

To enter the PAPA Awards – or nominate a business for an award - just head to the awards categories and complete the simple entry form. It takes just a couple of minutes to do.

We are particularly keen this year to get your nominations to help us identify the very best in our industry. So, if you are aware of any business or product that you think should be considered, please tell us by filling in the form or even just emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.