Rules of Entry

  1. The Professional categories of Tiptree World Bread Awards supported by American Bakers Association are open to all producers of bread sold commercially.
  2. The Home-Baker category is only open to amateur bakers. For the purposes of this competition, ‘amateur’ refers to a competitor who is entering an item that is not produced for commercial gain.
  3. Cost per entry for all categories in the Tiptree World Bread Awards supported by American Bakers Association is $65 for the first entry, this includes one ticket to the Awards Evening Reception on November 19 in New York.
  4. Subsequent bread entries will cost $25 per entry.
  5. Further tickets for the Awards Evening Reception will be available for purchase online and cost $40 per additional ticket.
  6. Entries must comply with the criteria for the category in which they are applying
  7. 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.
  8. Entries must comply with health and food hygiene standards and be safe for sampling by the Judges
  9. The bread must not contain any marks which may identify the entrant and will be judged on plain white plates or trays without garnish or decoration
  10. The bread MUST be delivered to the venue on the date and time specified on the entry form. We advise putting the consignment on a timed delivery to ensure it arrives on time. Alternatively you may deliver your entries in person
  11. The bread must be baked ready for eating on arrival. Bread that is uncooked, damaged or technically unsafe will be rejected and therefore NOT judged
  12. All bread will be disposed of by the Organiser after the Event
  13. The Judges’ assessment notes will be passed on to the Entrants upon request, but are for the guidance of Entrants only and must not be made public or revealed to third parties
  14. Those Entrants winning awards may use the Tiptree World Bread Awards supported by American Bakers Association logo on products and in their own publicity. The logo may only be used for winning products and must mention the year of the award
  15. Judges may not submit entries for the competition
  16. No correspondence will be entered into after the competition
  17. The verdict of the Chairman of Judges is final