Entries for the ninth Richemont Club of Great Britain National Competition must be received no later than this Friday 14 September.

The competition, which forms part of Bakers’ Fair Autumn, taking place on Sunday 7 October at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate, is the chance for bakers to show off their best loaves, sausage rolls and scones.

It will be judged by members of the Richemont Club during the fair, organised by British Baker, and will include other categories, such as the best celebration cakes, Danish pastries, Halloween cupcakes and pork pies.

Trevor Mooney, competition secretary at Richemont and sales director at Chatwins Bakery in Cheshire, told British Baker: “It is great to be involved in this competition and put something back into the industry. We would really encourage bakers and their staff to come forward, show us their skills and celebrate their craft.”

A special category has been dedicated to young bakers aged up to 21 years old, as well as a Christmas-themed class for bakers to submit products, such as a Christmas cake, a Christmas pudding and a chocolate log.

The Live Challenge Cup will also take place at the event, and will be competed for by invited teams from the Richemont Club and the National Association of Master Bakers.

Special guest Shaun Williamson, best known for his role as Barry in BBC One soap opera Eastenders, will be announcing the competition’s winners live on the Bakers’ Fair stage next month.

To enter the Richemont Competition online, or download an application form, visit www.bakersfair.co.uk. Alternatively, contact Trevor Mooney on 01270 624572, or email trevor.mooney@chatwins.co.uk.