Entries for the Vitasoy Espress Yourself Latte Art Competition have been flooding in fast, with baristas from all over the country making sure they’re in the running for the largest cash prize on offer. Entrants from Tauranga, Auckland, Wanaka and everywhere in between put their best cup forward on social media to not only be in with a chance to win the $250 monthly prize, but also to have the chance to be selected for the live Vitasoy Espress Yourself Latte Art Challenge at the Foodfirst Expo.

The first edition of Vitasoy Espress Yourself, held earlier this year, was won by Sam Low. Well known in the barista scene as both a competitor and mentor, Low is no stranger to winning competitions.

“Getting to take home $5000 cash is unreal,” he said of his Vitasoy Espress Yourself win. “The fact that I got rewarded for something I do almost every day at work reaffirmed the passion that I have for this craft.”

Do you fancy yourself a free-pour Picasso or a hot-beverage Banksy? It’s not too late! Just upload your picture to Instagram, tag @restaurantandcafenz and use the hashtag #espressyourselfnz. The winner of the live latte art showdown, held at the National Hospitality Championships, on August 11, 2019, will take home $5000 cash, with second and third place receiving $2000 and $1000 respectively.

This year we’ve introduced a new monthly prize of $250. Simply upload your latte art to Instagram with the hashtag #espressyourselfnz and tag @restaurantandcafe to get in the draw. At the end of each month, we’ll collect all the entries and share them on our Facebook page so you can show off to your family and friends! We’ll be awarding one prize every month until June 2019, so get your entry in now!