Britain’s bakers have until midnight tonight (25 September) to get their entries in for the 2017 Christmas Stars competition.

Any professional baker or bakery retailer can enter their products in one of six different categories, and has the chance to use a Winner or Highly Commended logo on all marketing material and on packs.

Winning a Christmas Star award will be a seal of approval for you and your business.

Industry experts judge and score the products ‘blind’, with judges unaware of the identity of the manufacturer/retailer. Products are scored on criteria including appearance, taste, aroma and value for money.

The six Christmas Star categories are:

  • Christmas Cake
  • Christmas puddings
  • Festive biscuits (sweet & savoury) including gingerbread
  • Festive bread, including panettone
  • Mince pies
  • Free-from Christmas bakery

The British Baker Christmas Stars winners will be announced in a web broadcast on Wednesday 11 October at 3pm – in time for you to ramp up your Christmas marketing activity.

Entry fees are £99 per product for small/medium bakery businesses; and £299 per product for large bakery businesses.

How to enter: Our online process makes entering the British Baker Christmas Stars quick and easy. Enter by midnight on 25 September at

For any assistance with your entry contact Catherine on 01293 610439 or email