Entries are being sought in two classes, the first specialist independents and the second multiples, co-ops with deli counters and symbol group members.
Regional winners for north, central and south will be selected in each category, with the six finalists attending an awards lunch at The Cafe Royal in London in summer.
Two national winners will get prizes of £2,500 and the other four regional winners will be presented with £500 and a commemorative silver plaque.
So get those entries in phone for an entry form on 01372 472286. The closing date is May 30 2003 and winners will be notified by July 7.