A COMPETITION showcasing the region’s best food and drink has attracted a record number of entries this year.

The fourth annual Deliciously Yorkshire Awards, organised by the Regional Food Group for Yorkshire, have attracted more than 172 entries from 86 producers.

Designed to showcase the best food and drink the region has to offer, the awards are handed out to the best tasting food in a range of categories, including meat, poultry, game and dairy produce.

The winning products from each category will be entered for the prestigious Supreme Product award and the Deliciously Yorkshire Champion award, given to the person who has done the most to promote or develop the food and drink industry in the area.

Chief executive Jonathan Knight said: “This year’s figures reflect not only the huge ongoing interest in regional food and drink, but the innovative producers we enjoy in the region.”

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Harrogate in November.