Monday 20 February 2017

Com-pie-tition: YOU could judge at the British Pie Awards!

British Pie Awards 2015 Judges
Judges at the British Pie Awards, including Pierateer Sam

One of the highlights of British Pie Week 2017 will be the return of the British Pie Awards and we'll again be there on Wednesday 8th March 2017 to provide a live feed of the awards. However this is the first year since 2013 where we won't have a Pierateer judging, which has left a vacant spot to judge that could be filled... by YOU!!!

That's right! You could be joining a host of pie raters, food journalists and more to help judge hundreds of pies and determine who is considered to be the Supreme Champion of them all! Held in the heart of Pork Pie country, pie makers, pie enthusiasts and - most importantly - the pies themselves head to Melton Mowbray on 8th March and - if you win the com-pie-tition - you will be there joining the predicted 800 pies and around 100 judges to help rate all the pies!

Bridal Pies Review British Pie Awards 2015
The amazing Speciality Class "Bridal Pies"
at British Pie Awards 2015
The key things are that you are free on Wednesday 8th March and are able to travel to Melton Mowbray (Leicestershire) for the Awards, which mean you can arrive for 10:30am and stay til 3pm. (It may finish slightly earlier though, depending on how many pies are entered.)

You'll help judge around 15-20 pies, eating samples of them and providing a score and feedback for each one, alongside a fellow judge, as all pies are judged by two people.

Following the pie judging itself, we'd love to do a short interview with you about how you found it and feature that in our British Pie Awards 2017 article, if you wish to contribute. And we'll happily buy you a pint in one of the local pubs while we do so as a thank you for getting involved!

So if you are able to travel to Melton Mowbray on Wednesday 8th March and want to judge, to enter the competition just email us on with your name and an (up to) 50 word reply to the question "Why would you like to judge at the British Pie Awards 2017?" The deadline to enter is 12 noon on Sunday 26th February, at which point we'll pick our winner from a hat from all the entries!

Don't forget that - whether you win the com-pie-tition or not (and following on from our "British Pie Awards 2016 - Live!" article last year and "British Pie Awards 2015 - Live!" the year before) - on Wednesday 8th March we'll be there for a pie-filled day of photos, interviews and behind the scenes info! Do check back then!!!

This isn't the first time we've attended the British Pie Awards! Oh no! Find out more in our other articles here:
Judges in 2016  |  Judges in 2015  |  Judges in 2014  |  Helpers in 2013

Pierate Rip Off Britain
Pierateer Rob on Rip Off Britain
Last year was another exciting year for Pierate at the British Pie Awards, with over 2,000 of you viewing our live blogging from the pie event of the year, our post-event review and preview articles.

This year it will just be Pierateer Rob in attendance, who you may recognise from TV shows "The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice" and "Rip Off Britain: Food" but we look forward to seeing who joins us at the Awards as the pie competition winner!


The Pierateers are on a mission to find the best pie they can and you can see a list of their pies rated so far in the Pierate Pie Rankings or find pies of a similar flavour on the Pies: Categorised page.

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