nominations close: 2018-09-30T23:59:59+10:00

days

hours

mins

secs

australian eggs winner icon

World Egg day

World Egg Day is held each year on the second Friday in October, celebrating the vital role eggs play in healthy diets around the world.

Known as nature's multivitamin, eggs are full of nutrients and high-quality protein. They're also affordable for families, making them a healthy choice that won't break the bank. In fact, eggs are so versatile that nearly 17 million eggs are eaten every day in Australia – that's over 6 billion eggs a year.

So celebrate the role eggs play in global health on 12 October and cook up a plate of your favourites!

Eggsellence awards

To celebrate World Egg Day, we’re finding Australia’s best eggs through the 2018 Australian Eggsellence Awards. But to hunt them down, we need your help.

From 14 September until 30 September, you can nominate your favourite egg dish for the chance to win $1,000. Head to your local restaurant or café, take a snap and share on Instagram or through the 2018 Australian Eggsellence Awards website to be in the running. Be sure to channel your inner food critic with a short description of why you think it’s a winner.

We’ll shortlist five of the best to celebrate on 12 October, World Egg Day. Then, the top egg dishes will be put to the test, in front of our panel of celebrity chefs, to determine the winner of the Eggsellence Award. 

As the winner, you’ll be able to display the Eggsellence Award on your window and website!

The judging panel

Manu Feildel

Manu Feildel

Manu Feildel is a chef and well-known television personality. He is the co-host of long-running series My Kitchen Rules but has been a feature on Australian television for over a decade. His appearances include Ready Steady Cook, The Circle, Sunrise, Channel 7's Morning Show, 9am with David & Kim and co-hosting the series Boys Weekend. Manu learnt the art of cooking as an apprentice in his father’s restaurant. He progressed to working in the top French restaurants in the UK before moving to Australia and opening his own establishments in Sydney and Melbourne. 

Elizabeth Meryment

Elizabeth Meryment

Elizabeth Meryment has been a food writer and restaurant critic for more than 10 years. The chief food writer for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph for many years, and a contributor to The Australian’s annual Hot 50 restaurant guide, she’s reviewed restaurants high and low around Australia - and lived to tell the tale. She recently launched her own high-end glossy lifestyle magazine called Local East, covering food, dining, luxury and lifestyle in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.

Anthony Huckstep

Anthony Huckstep

Anthony Huckstep is the national restaurant critic for Delicious and a columnist for Stellar, Qantas Magazine and GQ Australia. He spent 13 years editing award-winning title FoodService Magazine and kept the last notch on his belt under notice, reviewing for the SMH Good Food Guide over many years. He also penned Luke Mangan's ‘The Making of a Chef’, ‘Sepia: The Cuisine of Martin Benn’ and ‘Australian Fish and Seafood Cookbook, the ultimate kitchen companion’.