Now in their fourth year, the Tiptree World Bread Awards are open for entries until 4 September.

Sponsored by fruit grower and preserver Tiptree and oven supplier Brook Food, last year’s awards attracted 540 entries.

The 2016 judging panel includes star of BBC2’s Victorian Bakers, John Foster, as well as Great British Bake Off contestants Luis Troyano, Frances Quinn and Kimberley Wilson.

Caroline Kenyon, director of the awards, said: “It is a wonderful coming together of judges, finalists and foodie press to pay tribute to a fantastic industry.”