Time is running out to prove your baking prowess by entering the National Cupcake Championships for National Cupcake Week (15 to 21 September).

The awards aim to find the best cupcakes around with two overall champions - one a home baker and one a professional.

There are four categories to enter: Classic: Themed: Made with Alcohol; and Free-from with professional and home bakers eligible for entry in separate competitions.

The finalists will be chosen by a panel of esteemed judges including Sriskandarasa, 2012 winner Emily Johnson of Upsy Daisy Bakery and Tea Room in Hammersmith, west London and bakery expert Chris Bachmann of Bachmann’s Patisserie in Hampton’s Court, west London.

Representatives from our partners Wellbeing of Women and Cake International, sponsor Barry Callebaut and British Baker will also be on hand to pick our eight finalists.

Another round of judging will take place at the NEC, Birmingham on 8 November to find our two overall champions for 2014.

Visit www.nationalcupcakeweek.co.uk for entry info and follow us at @CupcakeWeek.