Educator Award

Do you teach baking in a classroom or community program?
You may be eligible to win $1,000

Each year the Home Baking Association awards outstanding educators in classrooms and communities who engage individuals, families and communities with the many educational benefits baking provides for personal, family or professional development.

Entry Deadline: May 1st, 2025

The Home Baking Association’s annual Educator Award is a testament to the organization’s commitment to fostering baking education in schools and communities. This contest invites educators from all backgrounds, whether they teach in elementary schools, high schools, culinary programs, or community organizations, to share their innovative approaches to incorporating baking into their curriculum.

The submission process is a piece of cake, so no need to feel intimidated! Educators simply need to submit a description of their baking program or lesson plan, along with any accompanying materials such as recipes, photos, or videos. Whether you’ve implemented a weekly baking club, integrated baking into your science curriculum, or organized community baking events, the Home Baking Association wants to hear from you!

Share this page with your friends and colleagues and let us know if you know someone who has what it takes to win!

Who’s Eligible?

What to Enter? Submit a baking lesson, baking community service program or adult/teen leader skill training. A baking lesson, activity or program can include “Bake for Family Fun” month, Bake and Take Day, bake sale, community service baking programs, or anything else that promotes baking. 

Guidelines and Application: Read the rules for entry to get more specific information about the application process. Entry deadline is May 1st, 2025. Entry form and lesson plan must be included together whether submitted online or by mail.

Download this informational flyer for more information

Examples of Award-Winning Lesson Plans

These past winners have demonstrated creativity, dedication, and a true passion for sharing the joy of baking with their students and communities. You can also view a list of all previous winners here.

2021 Winner
Elizabeth Susan Hagan
FCS Educator
Bayard, Iowa

Entry:  Bearthday Celebrations:  How Baking at Home Takes You Around the Globe

2020 Winner
Marla Prusa
FCS Educator
Howells, Nebraska

Entry: Pastry Pizazz

2019 Winner
Delaine Stendahl

FCS Educator
Whitehall, Wisconsin

Entry: Ingredient Super-Heroes
to the Rescue

We are committed to supporting baking educators interested in this prestigious award. Please let us know if you have any questions, or would like assistance in completing your submission. Download informational flyer for more baking resource inspiration from Home Baking Association.

Home Baking Association
Executive Director – Chris Kirby
PO Box 720963
Oklahoma City, OK 73172

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