There has been a final call for entries to the 2012 British Pie Awards before the deadline approaches
Professional butchers and bakers must enter their pies before 13th April in one of the 18 different categories.
These include Bramley Apple, Beef and Ale, Football Pies and Celebration Pies.
The awards are organised by the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association, and is judged by a panel of over 70 pie experts, food writers and celebrity chefs including Xanthe Clay, Andrew Chisholm and Charles Champion.
Matthew O'Callaghan, chairman of the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association, said, “We organise the British Pie Awards to celebrate one of Britain's most recognised food products. This event offers a great opportunity for pie makers from across the country to demonstrate their finest produce.”
The 2012 awards will see a new category for celebratory and commemorative pies, in honour of the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee.
The awards will take place on 25th April at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. To download an application form, visit www.britishpieawards.co.uk