Do your mince pies have a bold new flavour twist? Or have you set out to offer an alternative to a traditional Christmas pudding, yet still encapsulate Christmas in every mouthful?

Then you and your product are what our British Baker Christmas Star judges are looking for! This is a fantastic opportunity to be rewarded and recognised by the wider industry – your customers, partners and suppliers.


Entry Deadline: Monday 10 September

Any professional baker or bakery retailer – regardless of size – can enter the British Baker Christmas Star competition. Whether you are an independent bakery, a farm shop, a wholesale bakery operation or multiple retailers, if you sell or supply festive baked products then we want to hear from you.


To be eligible for entry, products must qualify as a Christmas product by being available in store from 1st September 2018 to 31st January 2019.

Entry fees:
Small/medium bakery business – £99
Large bakery business (75+ employees) – £299

How do I enter?
Our online process makes entering the British Baker Christmas Stars quick and easy.

Three simple steps to enter British Baker Christmas Stars:

1. Review the categories and criteria and have a clear understanding of which festive products you plan to enter into this year’s Awards. (Please note all products entered should be ready to judge on delivery. Only the Christmas pudding will be baked to the instructions provided on the packaging.)

2. Complete the online entry form.
Please have the two documents below ready to upload for each entry submitted.

Product concept– In no more than 400 words briefly outline the products evolution and the thinking underlying its development. Please upload one document per product entered

Tasting notes – In no more than 100 words, please describe the prominent flavours of the product and what is expected from it i.e. moist, fruity, sweet, spiced, aromatic etc. Judging is a blind tasting. One document upload per product entered

3. Make sure you are able to send 4 samples of each product to Ashdown Manna Cookery School

Remember, winners also benefit from editorial exposure to their peers and potential customers in leading industry magazine British Baker and on britishbaker.co.uk.

Need a little helping hand? Read our how-to guide for submitting an entry.

Please view our terms and conditions of entry 


Tickets Booking

Tickets available for
Awards Dinner & Ceremony
€180 per person /
€1700 for a table of 10