The British Pie Awards is open to all producers of Pies sold commercially in the UK – Pie makers, butchers, bakers and those who exhibit at shows.
Pies entered must either be currently available for sale or available for sale during the Awarding year namely 4th March 2019 until British Pie Awards 2021 at the same standard.
All Pies in all Classes of the British Pie Awards must comply with being ‘a filling wholly encased in pastry’. Entries which do not comply e.g. lattice topped, fruit topped, potato topped, samosas or any fried products etc will not be submitted for judging.
You may enter as many pies as you wish in as many classes as you wish providing the pies meet the criteria for each class entered.
The cost of entry for each pie in each class in 2020 is as follows (same as last year):
Cost per entry £48 (£40 + VAT)
So 2 pies entered into one class and 3 pies entered into another class would be 5 entries and would cost £240 (5 x £48)
Small Producer, Cost of Entry = £30 (£25 + VAT)
(nb: To qualify as a Small Producer, make sure you tick the box on the online entry form that confirms you employ no more than 5 Pie makers, who are directly involved just in the making of Pies).
You must complete the online entry form and make payment before the deadline date for entries – 5pm Friday 14th February 2020
You must submit your entries on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 by 3pm at St Mary’s Church, Church Terrace , Melton Mowbray. The postcode for the venue is LE13 0PW Click here for Map
Your entries must comply with the Rules of Entry
Judging of pies will take place from 11am onwards on Wednesday 4th March in St Mary’s Church. You may attend the judging if you wish but must stay outside the judging area.
The top three entrants for each class will be contacted immediately after the results have been compiled either on the evening of Wednesday 4th March or the following morning. They will be invited to attend the awards lunch at 1pm on Friday 6th March in St Mary’s Church.
The awards lunch is free to attend for all potential winners and a guest.
Winners will receive a trophy and a certificate at the lunch. A photograph will be taken with the sponsor. Winners will also receive a media pack and support for working with the media on promoting their award. The other two invitees of each class will be awarded a Highly Commended certificate and again given the opportunity for photographs.
Entries achieving gold, silver or bronze in the judging will be notified and entitled to use the relevant logo on all their social media as well as printed stickers of the awards on their packaging.