Bake to Give: Youth Award

Youth: share your baking activity or community project
and be eligible to win $1,000 and a trip to the HBA Annual Meeting!

Entry Deadline: May 1st, 2025

The Home Baking Association, ADM Milling Company, and the Maddie Kruse Family have partnered to present the youth educator award, Bake to Give – The Maddie Kruse Youth Award. Bringing attention to youth bakers who are actively making a difference in their communities, the award aims to inspire others to do the same. Maddie Kruse was a smart, fun loving, kindhearted and crafty sixteen-year-old whose life was needlessly cut short by a drunk driver.

Maddie was passionate about baking and sharing because baking benefits communities large or small, local and beyond. Baking to give makes communities stronger, benefits local needs, and can raise funds to help support others. Maddie’s contagious smile and zest for life is irreplaceable. Help us celebrate baking and honor the legacy of a young baker whose life is inspiring others to make a difference. Learn more about Maddie here

Entry Deadline: May 1st, 2025

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2023 Award Winners

What to Enter? Submit a one page description of how you shared baking in your community and made a difference. Provide pictures, videos, recipes and other materials that show an impact in your community.

Need ideas? Check out our Bake to Give resources

Who’s Eligible? Youths in grades 7th through 12th are invited to submit an entry for this award.

Where to Apply? Use the submission form, or fill out the submission form online and mail entry materials to:

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

Have questions? Let us know

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