Waitrose is offering British bakers the last chance to enter its fifth annual Waitrose Small Producers Awards, by its deadline of March 3.

The accolades, which celebrate the best in British food, have eight categories, with each winner receiving a £5,000 prize. The Supreme Champion wins a total of £10,000.

The awards are open to any producer, who employs no more than 10 permanent full- or part-time employees and has a turnover of less than £1.5 million a year. There are six product categories including bakery and the best independent food shop.

To obtain entry forms, write to: Small Producers Awards, Waitrose Press Office, Doncastle Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 8YA; email: smallproducersawards@waitrose.co.uk; tel: 01344 824172; or go to www.waitrose.com/smallproducers.