The Big School Bake Off (BSBO) competition will shortlist 12 regional winners to go head to head in the semi-finals.

An expert panel, including Great British Bake Off winner Jo Wheatley, will select eight finalists from the 12 semi-finalists. The concluding technical challenge will then be held at the Knorr kitchen in September.

As well as being crowned 2016 champion, the winner will receive a trophy for their school and a workshop for four with Wheatley. The icing on the cake will be a day with Wheatley at the winner’s school, where she’ll host a baking extravaganza for both children and parents. All finalists will also receive £50 of Love to Shop vouchers and a signed Jo Wheatley book. 

Entries are now open, and must be submitted online by 20 May. To enter, simply choose your best bake, upload an image of it, alongside 50 words about what makes it great, and the recipe (including full ingredients and method for 12x portions). Then wait for a reply to see if you have been shortlisted.

James Allred, channel marketing manager at competition organiser Unilever Food Solutions, said: “Because we work so closely with schools, we see the passion and talent that goes into school cooking every day. That’s why we started Big School Bake Off in the first place.”