California Raisins has launched a new competition  - the California Raisin Bread Competition - in which craft bakers can win a trip to Las Vegas for producing the best looking and tasting raisin bread.

First prize is a trip to IBIE - a comprehensive baking expo in Las Vegas, held in 2010, combined with a study trip to California.

You will also receive PR for the product and your business. Second and third place will both receive free PR and advertising for the company and winning product.

The final judging and award ceremony will be held at the National Association of Master Bakers’ annual conference in Bournemouth in May.

If you are a craft baker, retail shop owner or manager, part of a commercial bakery or a bakery technician, then you’re eligible to enter.

For more information please contact The California Raisin Administrative Committee on 020 8741 8513 or email

The deadline for entries is 19 March 2009.