Whitworth Bros are again the sponsor of the ‘Margherita style’ pizza, which will be judged ‘blind’ by the judging panel. Contestants will be required to create a Margherita pizza using the nominated Whitworth Bros pizza flour in the pizza base.


Initial entries will be selected by a panel of judges to go forward into one of five regional heats, where the contestants will be invited to make their pizzas in front of a judging panel.

The category winners from each heat will go forward to compete in the final, at Olympia. The head judge at the final this year will be celebrity chef Theo Randall.

The winners of each category and the Overall Pizza Chef of the Year Award winner will be announced at the PAPA Awards Dinner on the evening of 16 November 2017, held at the Lancaster London hotel and they will receive a cheque for £500, a trophy, plus considerable publicity (individual category winners will also receive trophies).