Bakers have a few more days to enter the Britain’s Best Loaf competition and showcase their skills and work to peers and potential customers.

The deadline for the competition, which is sponsored by Rank Hovis, has been extended to midnight on Monday 26 March.

Bakers interested in taking part in this year’s contest should visit the website for more information and to enter online.

So, if you produce a loaf that could be a winner in one of five categories – Gluten Free, Innovation, Sourdough, White or Wholegrain – then we want to know about it.

Judging will take place at the Farm Shop & Deli Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 16 April.

Yorkshire-based Seasons Bakery, which took the title of Britain’s Best Loaf last year with its Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough, said the victory boosted sales and gained the business new listings.

“Always a hard-fought contest, I’m sure our expert judges will again have to make some tough decisions in determining who wins the individual category awards and, of course, the ultimate accolade of Britain’s Best Loaf.”

The Farm Shop & Deli Show is being held from 16-18 April 2018 at the NEC, Birmingham, and will once again offer a fantastic selection of products from local and regional suppliers.