Entry Guidelines


Do you teach baking in a classroom or community program?

You may be eligible to WIN $1,000! 

EXTENDED Registration Deadline is
APRIL, 30th 2020

Apply Here

Official Guidelines

Online using the red link above or via mail, your entry must include:

  1. A concise one-page summary.
  2. Criteria sections below.  Please arrange your entry with the summary first, followed by a separate section of supporting information for each of the five judging criteria areas along with any available supporting documents.  For example, if you refer to classroom handouts, include or attach the handouts with the Baking Emphasis/Execution information. 

    Supporting materials might include measurable objectives, methods of pre-/post-evaluation/testing, clippings, reports, letters from peers and students (no more than five), photos and samples of other important tactical materials.

Check list for submitting Entry

Entries will be screened by family and consumer sciences professionals.  Final selections will be based upon the following weighted criteria listed below. 

Use the following check-list to make sure all the required information is included with your entry.

  • The central focus of your entry must be baking education and its interdisciplinary benefits to young people
  • Baking Emphasis/Execution and Interdisciplinary (35%)
  • Creativity (25%)
  • Pre-Evaluation/Testing (15%)
  • Post-Evaluation/Testing (15%)
  • Community Service (10%)

The entry deadline is March 31, 2020. Winners will be notified by June 1, 2020. Call the Home Baking Association award coordinator at (785) 478-3283 if you have any questions.

Judging Criteria

The central focus of your entry must be baking education and its interdisciplinary benefits to young people. Entries will be screened by family and consumer sciences professionals.  Final selections will be based upon the following weighted criteria:

Baking Emphasis/Execution and Interdisciplinary Skills (35%): Detail how the program emphasized and taught the skill of baking as a relevant part of today’s lifestyle.  For example, how did the program relate to work competencies, resource management, social and other sciences, math, and/or family and personal development?  How were the lessons/activities organized?  What resources were used?  Were there difficulties encountered?  If so, how were they handled?

Creativity (25%): Describe what made your program unique, fun and appealing to youth.  How did you use an interdisciplinary, multicultural and/or intergenerational approach?  What made the program stand out?  How did the students contribute to the program’s development?

Pre-Evaluation/Testing (15%): Analyze or describe the situation on which the program is based.  What shaped your planning process?  Who was your audience?  What were the students’ attitudes/skills before you began the program?  List measurable objectives.

Post-Evaluation/Testing (15%): Based on your pre-evaluation/testing objectives, describe the results of your program.  How many youth were reached?  What attitudes toward baking were fostered and what baking skills were achieved?  What other competencies were gained or improved? Did you meet your objectives?

Community Service (10%): Explain how your program helped or impacted your community.  Describe student community involvement and, if available, community response.


Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the sponsors from claims, damages, liabilities and expenses arising out of any infringement or misrepresentation contained in the entry.  Prizes are subject to tax law.  Award winner must assume full responsibility for prize.  Prizes will not be awarded if criteria are not met.  Mailed entries will not be returned. All submissions become the property of Home Baking Association and may be edited, published or reused in other media.

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