IBIE 2025 - The Baking Expo™️

IBIE 2025 – The Baking Expo™️

World Bread Awards Rules of Entry

1. The Professional categories of IBIE World Bread Awards are open to all producers of bread sold commercially. 

2. The Home-Baker category is open to amateur bakers only. For the purposes of this competition, ‘amateur’ refers to a competitor who is entering an item that is not produced for commercial gain. 

3. Entries must comply with the criteria for the category in which they are entered. 

4. Closing date for entries is Wednesday, September 4, 2024. 

5. Cost per entry for all categories in the IBIE World Bread Awards is $75 for the first entry, and $50 for each additional entry. 

6. Subsequent bread entries will cost $50 per entry. 

7. No travel or accommodation costs to the IBIE World Bread Awards in Chicago are included in the entry fee. 

8. Additional tickets to the Brunch and Educational Sessions may be purchased here

9. No travel or accommodation costs to the Brunch or Educational Sessions in Chicago are included in the price of additional tickets. 

10. Baked pastries and goods often referred to as Viennoise are not eligible for these Awards. Such items are usually made from laminated and enriched (with eggs, milk, butter, cream, sugar) yeast leavened dough or pastry. Examples include croissants, pain au chocolate, pain aux raisins, Danish pastries. 

11. Entries must comply with health and food hygiene standards and be safe for sampling by the Judges. 

12. Breads MUST be delivered to Chicago fully baked and ready to eat by 12pm on Monday October 7, 2024. We advise putting the consignment on a timed delivery to ensure it arrives on time.  Bread that is uncooked, damaged, or technically unsafe will be rejected and therefore NOT judged. 

13. Entries may be delivered in person to the dedicated delivery address only. Entrants will not be permitted to view the judging. 

14. Full guidance and instruction regarding the packaging, labeling and delivery of products for judging will be sent by email to entrants after the competition closing date. 

15. The bread must contain no marks which may make the baker identifiable to the Judges and breads will be judged on plain white plates or trays without garnish or decoration 

16. All bread will be disposed of by the organizer after the event. 

17. The Judges’ assessment notes will be passed on to the Entrants upon request but are for the guidance of Entrants only and must not be made public or revealed to third parties. 

18. Those Entrants winning awards may use the IBIE World Bread Awards logo on products and in their own publicity. The logo may only be used for winning products and must mention the year of the award. 

19. Judges of the IBIE World Bread Awards may not submit entries for the competition. 

20. No correspondence may be entered into after the competition. 

21. The verdict of the Chairman of the Judges is final. 


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CODE of CONDUCT Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated. Unacceptable behavior, at any time (pre-during-post event), includes but is not limited to: 

• Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form. 

• Verbal abuse, which includes but is not limited to verbal or written comments, or visual images that are sexually suggestive, or that denigrate or show hostility or aversion toward an individual, or group of individuals, or that create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment, or that unreasonably interfere with an individual’s ability to participate in the event. 

• Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other unwelcome physical, verbal, visual, or other conduct of a sexual nature. 

• Repeated disruption of presentations, including detracting comments or solicitation of attendees; all participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and any IBIE event staff. 

• Expressed or implied threat of physical or professional harm, including actual or threatened personal or professional retaliation for a rejection or report of unacceptable behavior. 

If you are the subject of or witness to any violations of the Event Code of Conduct, you can email the IBIE team at [email protected]. This Event Code of Conduct may be revised at any time by IBIE, and the terms are non-negotiable. 

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