The judging

Judging process

A separate panel of judges, organised by the sponsoring company, will adjudicate each of the categories in the Awards. You DO NOT have to be a supplier or a customer of any of the category sponsors to enter. Each panel contains representatives from the sponsoring company, plus an independent expert judge. This panel will draw up a shortlist of entrants and – depending on the category entered, they may meet judges face to face, be asked to send products to the judging panel, or judged on the merit of their online entry.

A member of the British Baker team then joins each of the final judging panels to agree the winners.

A company may enter more than one category, BUT different company representatives must enter each of the chosen categories. No one person can enter more than one category.

The judging process commences at the end of May and will be completed by the end of June 2018, with all finalists being announced by the end of July 2018.

All finalists will appear in British Baker, on Britishbaker.co.uk and on bakeryawards.co.uk before, during and after the awards.