And the winner is …

Vote online to celebrate your favourite merchant in the 2018 Queen Victoria Market (QVM) Trader Awards! 

With 10 shopping categories ranging from “Delicatessen” to “Specialty Food and Drink”, the awards acknowledges the passion and dedication of market traders who help sustain the heart and soul of Melbourne. 

Market CEO Stan Liacos said the awards were a form of appreciation to the QVM’s trading community.

“Our traders make shopping at the market a pleasure for tons of thousands of locals and visitors each week,” he said. “With many trader businesses employing family members across multiple generations, the awards are a special opportunity to shine a light on the unique people who live and breathe the market.”

Some 124 participating traders are eligible to be crowned as the best in the business and are displaying “vote for me” signs at their stalls. 

Vote for your favourite traders online at and stand a chance to win one of three $200 market vouchers. 

Voting closes Sunday, October 14 and winners will be announced on Monday, November 5 at the Trader Awards Ball. 

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