L.A. International Dairy Competition

Los Angeles International Dairy Competition

Setting the Standard

An honored tradition, the Los Angeles International Dairy Competition spotlights the finest products within the global dairy industry. The competition is judged by an esteemed panel of experts. Winning a medal not only secures bragging rights but also establishes exposure to a world-wide market.

Shatoo Milk Co. slid right into the Gold Medal for their flavored butter at the 2019 Los Angeles International Diary Competition! There were submissions for cheese, butter, milk and ice cream, but one so many were able to take home the big cheddar! For a full listing of winners, please visit this link. Thank you to all who submitter and best of luck in 2020!

2020 Competition Dates:

February 22, 2020

2020 Deadlines:

Entry - February 15, 2020

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How to Enter

$50.00 per entry. Entry deadline: Friday, February 15

One sample per entry

  • Determine the product(s) you wish to enter

  • Note entry deadline and entry fee

  • Determine Division and Categories

  • Complete the entire entry form and mail in or utilize the online entry

  • Deliver or ship items to arrive either Wednesday, February 19 or Thursday, February 20 between 9am and 4pm. Friday, February 21 deliveries are by appointment only. See competition rules for additional information on shipping and delivery.

If you have any questions or require additional information please contact:

Colene Nath
Phone: 909-865-4230
Fax: 909-629-2067
Email: nath@fairplex.com

Information: This commercial competition is organized and run by Fairplex. PDF coming soon.


Dairy Categories


Mailing Label


Awards Offered

Gold Medal 98 – 100pts: An outstanding product of superior character
Silver Medal 95 – 97pts: A very good product with special qualities
Bronze Medal 92 – 94pts: A well made product


Competition Rules

1. All samples must meet the standards of the California State Food and Agriculture Code and are subject to testing at the discretion of the Fair management and/or judges.

2. One sample must be submitted when in consumer size packages. One empty container of each product is encouraged to be submitted when available for display purposes. (If empty container is unavailable, please send additional sample for display.)

3. Samples for judging: Samples for judging must be delivered to the Dairy Products Department located in Avalon on the Fairgrounds. Enter Gate 1 off McKinley Ave. deliveries must be made on Wednesday, February 19 and Thursday, February 20, 2020 between 9am – 4pm. Samples may also be delivered on February 21, 2020 by appointment only. Shipments must be prepaid and packed in a proper container with an adequate amount of proper refrigerant (dry ice for ice cream and ice or “blue ice” for all others) to insure samples are received at the proper temperature. Warning: Don’t short this! Damaged or warm samples will not be judged.

4. If you are entering more than 10 samples, please call (909) 865-4230 for an appointment time slot to deliver your samples.

5. Official results will be posted on this website no later than March 20, 2020 - award medals will be mailed out no later than April 3, 2020.

6. Closed judging begins on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

Enter online or download form

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Marketing Benefits

The marketing value from the Los Angeles International Dairy competition can have a tremendous impact. The competition and the winning products are backed by a full-service marketing and public relations team. The team works to get the word out about the competition and its winners. This includes:

Display of the award winners at the LA County Fair, which hosts nearly 1.2 million guests annually

Award-winners listed on our website

Opportunity to promote your award-winning product

2020 Medals

Contact Us

If you have any questions or require additional information please contact:

Colene Nath
Phone: (909) 865-4230
Email: nath@fairplex.com
Fax: (909) 629-2067