The uSA's leading awards celebrating the bread community


1. Sourdough

Entries into the Sourdough Category must be made from authentic Sourdough i.e. from dough which is naturally leavened and contains no added yeast. Fermentation comes from creating/utilising a sourdough starter/culture.

Additional ingredients (e.g. nuts, fruit, herbs, cheese etc) may be included but adding additional/separate yeast is strictly not permitted

2. Ciabatta

Moist Italian bread made with oil which has large air holes

3. Gluten Free

Bread of any variety, but must be made with gluten-free flour and gluten-free yeast

4. Baguette

Bread baked into a long, thin loaf. A traditional baguette has a crispy brown crust and a light, chewy interior

5. Bagel

A ring of yeasted wheat dough, with a brown exterior and chewy interior

6. Speciality - Sweet

An open category for you to show us your own unique sweet creations!

7. Speciality - Savory

An open category for you to show us your own savory based favorites

8. Challah

Traditional Jewish enriched plaited loaf

9. Wholewheat/Wholemeal

Brown bread made from wholegrain flour

10. Pretzel

Baked bread, both hard and soft-baked pretzels

11. Burger Bun

A bun made specifically for a burger patty, so that when it is cut in half, it carries the burger. It may be of any type, plain or flavored.

12. Flatbread

Breads made from usually unleavened dough and baked in flat loaves. From pitta to naan, focaccia to tortilla

13. Tiptree Showstopper USA

For the best and most creative bread made using a Tiptree product as an ingredient. 

For stockists please visit Brands of Britain

14. Home Baker

Brown or white, fruit or plain, whatever takes your fancy. Entrants to this category must be considered amateur bakers according to the Rules of Entry and the use of bread machines is not permitted.

Note: The winner of the Home-Baker category is not eligible for the overall title of Tiptree World Bread Awards with IBIE

15. People's Choice (voted for online)

Think your favourite bakery deserves recognition? Then now’s your chance to vote and let the world know! Submit your vote here before Sept 4, 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: Baked pastries and goods often referred to as Viennoise are not eligible for these Awards.
Such items are usually made from laminated and enriched (with eggs, milk, butter, cream, sugar) yeast leavened dough or pastry. Examples include croissants, pain au chocolat, pain aux raisins, Danish pastries.


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Past winners

Still unsure about submitting your entry? Take a look through our past winners and be inspired – yours may the next name on our Roll of Honor! 

Rules of entry

Don’t risk disqualification. We’ve kept our terms as simple as possible so please do ensure you have a quick read through.