The UK's leading awards celebrating the bread community


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The Awards

Launched in 2013, the Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food are the United Kingdom’s leading national celebration of the art of bread-baking. Open to all, professional and amateur, old and young. 

Regarded as the UK’s most prestigious bread awards, they are judged by a stellar panel of judges, including Chair Stephen Hallam, Brand Ambassador for Dickinson & Morris, master baker, John Foster, of Fosters Bakery and BBC2’s Victorian Bakers, Andrew Whitley, founder, Real Bread Campaign, stars from the Great British Bake Off, buyers, influencers and more.

The Awards have seized the public and professional imagination. Our categories range from Sourdough to Savoury Sweet, Irish Wheaten to Vegan and for those wishing to express their baking creativity, we have the wonderful Tiptree Showstopper.

In an exciting addition for this year’s competition, we have also introduced the ‘Jubilee Loaf’ category. This very special category, in honour of the Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne, is calling for bakers to create a loaf fit for a Queen. 

Each year it is quite a sight to see when hundreds of loaves are sent in from across the UK on the morning of the Judging Day, arriving by courier, by train, in person and even by plane!

The Awards just seem to grow in popularity and are the main event in the bakers’ calendar

Mike Holling, Craft Bakers’ Association

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