Judging

We’ve got your entry, so what happens next?

After we’ve received your product registration...

We will contact you by email to confirm the products you have entered for product judging on 25th March 2020 at the Carnegie Conference Centre. Dunfermline. Please check all details are correct.

We will send by post full instructions of how to submit your products for the judging. This will include a set of number coded labels for each product to preserve anonymity during the judging process.

When does judging take place?

Wednesday 25th March 2020, Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline. We ask that products are delivered between 8.00am and 10.30am

What to do if you can’t deliver your products personally for judging

Parcel Delivery or Courier Services are available throughout Scotland.

How to package your entries

You should ensure that products arrive in the best possible condition. It is recommended that polystyrene boxes and ice packs be used but please remain ‘green’ and don’t over package your entries.

Who judges the products?

The judging team is led by Head Judge Robert Ross and consists of independent and expert judges from the baking industry. Scottish Bakers, the competition organisers go to great lengths to ensure that all judging is completely anonymous.

What prizes can you win? 

Each category will be judged at a regional level and products will be awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold/Best in Region. There are 3 regions: Highlands, Islands & Grampian, Central Belt & Tayside and Borders & Lowlands.

Regional winners will then go forward to the national judging where Bronze, Silver and Gold/Best in Scotland will be awarded in each of the categories.

Who Are We?

Scottish Baker of the Year began in 2012 by the trade association Scottish Bakers. It rewards top quality baked goods made in Scotland by hard working bakers every single day.

Any Scottish bakers can put forward up to 10 of their star products to be judged and their customers can vote for them in the Customer Choice Awards.