1. American Bakers Association Sourdough

    Entries into the American Bakers Association 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 favourites


  8. Challah

    Traditional Jewish enriched plaited loaf


  9. American Bakers Association Wholewheat/Wholemeal

    Brown bread made from wholegrain flour


  10. Pretzel

    Baked bread, both hard and soft-baked pretzels


  11. Vegan

    Bread of any variety made in accordance with the criteria of the Vegan Society that is ‘The manufacture and/or development of the product, and where applicable its ingredients, must not involve, or have involved, the use of any animal product, by-product or derivative.’

  12. 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.

  13. Flatbread

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

  14. The Tiptree Showstopper USA

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


  15. 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 supported by American Bakers Association


  16. People's Choice

    Think your favourite bakery deserves recognition? Then now’s your chance to vote and let the world know! Opening to votes 1st September 2020.


    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, popovers, Danish pastries