Your bakery has a story to tell, and we want to hear it!

Bakers and Bakeries will see your face on the cover of Bakers Journal and across the world, online!

The last two years were hard for bakers and their staff. How did you cope during the pandemic? Tell Bakers Journal your story, what you did differently to stay afloat, how you innovated your goods and your shop.

Contest starts October 1, 2021. All entries must be received by March 1, 2022.

The entries will be reviewed by a panel comprised of Bakers Journal and contest sponsors. The top 5 entries will be contacted for a follow-up interview.

Criteria: Entries will be weighed on the following criteria:
1. Community Involvement
2. Creativity
3. Success in their community
4. Tell us a heart-warming story about what you do for your community.


Inspirational Bakery of the Year Entry Form

  • Please tell us how you are supporting your community, whether through team sponsorships, organizing events, fundraisers, donations or anything else!
  • Or Mail to:
    Inspirational Bakery of the Year Award
    Attn: Bakers Journal/Colleen Cross
    Annex Business Media
    105 Donly Drive S
    Simcoe, ON N3Y 4N5
  • By entering the Jake The Baker contest, you consent to such collection, use and sharing of your information with Ardent Mills and Bakers Journal. Entrants agree that the sponsors can use their name, voice, image, town, city, province/territory of residence, and/or photograph in any publicity or advertisement carried out by the sponsors, without further remuneration or notice, except where prohibited by law. The entrant may chose to opt-out of from future communications from Ardent Mills by sending an email to
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The winner will receive a trip to Bakery Showcase to accept the award and a Cover Story in Bakers Journal*

*Trip includes transportation and hotel with a maximum value of $1500
Bakers Journal and Ardent Mills will donate $50 per entry up to a maximum of $5000.

If you have any questions about the contest, please contact