On Tuesday, June 18, Dawn Foods announced that it is kicking off its third-annual Sweetest Bakery in America contest. Registration is open for bakeries, and from July 1 to September 30, people across the country can vote for their favorite bakery win the title of Sweetest Bakery in America.

This nationwide contest looks to honor the efforts of bakeries everywhere. The winners will be recognized for their achievement and will be awarded incredible prizes. New to the contest this year is three category prize winners that will be announced from bakeries in each state, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. These new category winners from each area include: Sweetest Donut Shop, Sweetest Cake/Cupcake Shop, and Sweetest Bakery.

"Over the last two years, the Sweetest Bakery in America contest has grown into a key touchpoint for our customers – providing an exciting way to help grow their business and engage with their local communities,” says Angie Goldberg, Chief Marketing Officer for Dawn Foods. “Heading into our third year, we’re expanding the contest to showcase the variety of specialty bakeries throughout the country. With so many ways to win this year, we expect even more bakeries to participate and consumers across the country to take part in the fun and vote for their favorite bakery.”

In October, the grand prize winner will be revealed. The winning bakery will receive an all-expenses paid trip for two to Dawn’s Innovation Studio in Jackson, Michigan to participate in a workshop with Senior Bakery Application Chef, Melissa Trimmer. Lochel’s Bakery in Hatboro, Pennsylvania won the contest in 2018, and we documented their visit here.

Additionally, the 2019 grand prize winner will receive a full-page article in Dawn’s Batter Up Magazine and support from Dawn to help promote their bakeries in their local communities. The local winners will also receive publicity support.

Bakeries can register for the Sweetest Bakery in America at the contest’s website now, with voting beginning on Monday, July 1.