Premium Food Preservation Awards

2017 Best of Category: Pickled Foods Award

Presented by: Ball(r) and Kerr(r) Home canning Products and Heinz Vinegar

To promote the art of pickling foods and safe home food preservation, Ball brand and Kerr brand Home Canning products and Heinz Vinegar are offering this special award category.

The best pickled fruit or pickled vegetable prepared using Heinz Distilled White or Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar, submitted by an adult and canned in Ball(r) Home Canning jar and sealed with Ball(r) Two-piece Vacuum Cap, shall be designated Best of Category: Pickled Foods.

The best entry meeting the above requirements shall be designated the Best of Category: Pickled Foods. The winner receives one complete Ball(r) Home Canning Utensil Set (Jar Lifter, Canning Funnel, Lid Wand and Bubble FREER(r)), on five dollar Ball(r) brand or Kerr(r) brand Home Canning Product Coupon, a set of Ball(r) recipe brochures, a copy of Heinz Successful Pickling Guide and five dollars worth of Heinz Vinegar coupons.

2017 Best of Category: Soft Spreads Award

Presented by: Ball(r) brand and Kerr(r) brand Home Canning Products Ball 100% Natural(r) Fruit Jell Pectin.

To promote the art of preparing soft spreads and safe home food preservation, Ball(r) brand and Kerr(r) brand Home Canning products are offering this special adult award category. Any entry meeting the following guidelines is eligible. the soft spread prepared using Ball 100% Natural(r) Fruit Jell Pectin, submitted by an adult and canned in Ball(r) Home Canning Jar and sealed with Ball(r) Two-piece Vacuum Cap or canned in Kerr(r) Home Canning Jar and sealed with Kerr(r) Two-piece Vacuum Cap, shall be designated Best of Category: Soft Spreads. Note: The UPC from the Fruit Jell Package must accompany the product.

The best entry meeting the above requirements shall be designated the Best of Category: Soft Spreads. The winner receives one custom recipe card and label set, one box each Ball(r) 100% Natural Fruit Jell Pectin and Ball(r) 100% natural Fruit Jell No Sugar Needed Pectin, one dozen decorative lids, one five dollar Ball(r) brand or Kerr(r) brand home Canning Products coupon and a set of Ball(r) recipe brochures.

2017 Adult Premium Food Preservation Awards

To further stimulate the art of home food preservation, Alltrista Corporation is offering twelve (12) coupons (valued at $5.00 each) toward the purchase of Ball(r) brand or Kerr(r) brand home Canning Products and eight (8) Ball(r) Blue Book or Kerr(r) canning guids.

The two best exhibits submitted by adults, canned in Ball(r) Jars and sealed with Ball(r) Two-piece Vacuum caps or canned in Kerr(r) jars and sealed with Kerr(r) Two-piece Vacuum caps shall be selected from each class indicated below to receive the following:

  • In Fruits, Vegetables< Pickled Foods and Soft Spreads, the first place winner shall receive two (2) home canning product coupons and one (1) canning guide.
  • The second place winner in each of the classes shall receive one (1) home canning product coupon and one (1) canning guide.

Best of Category Judging Guidelines

Best of Category: Pickled Foods Award

  • Product was prepared and submitted by and adult
  • Product is a pickled fruit or vegetable.
  • Prepared with Heinz Distilled White, or Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Product is canned in Ball(r) or Kerr(r) Home canning Jar and sealed with Ball(r) or Kerr(r) Two-piece Vacuum Cap.
  • Product meets all requirements from the general judging guidelines page.

Best of Category: Soft Spreads

  • Product was prepared and submitted by and adult
  • Product is any varied soft spread
  • Product was prepared with Ball 100% Natural(r) Fruit Jell Pectin. The UPC symbol from the Fruit jell MUST accompany the product.
  • Product is canned in Ball(r) or Kerr(r) Home canning Jar and sealed with Ball(r) or Kerr(r) Two-piece Vacuum Cap.
  • Product meets all requirements from the general judging guidelines.