LA Judge Award 2023

Save the date! Australasia’s most prestigious annual baking prize is returning better than ever in 2023. We would love you to join us to help celebrate our wonderful young baking apprentices and see who is honoured with the coveted LA Judge Award.

Since 1967, Australasia’s most prestigious annual baking prize has recognised the best young baking apprentice in Australia and New Zealand.

Each year, apprentice bakers compete for the honour of the LA Judge title. The LA Judge Award recognises their baking ability and industry knowledge to identify future industry leaders. There are many examples of past competitors and winners who have gone on to make their mark in the baking industry.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a head start in the Australian baking industry. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by nominating as a candidate for the LA Judge Award! To find out more, talk to your state baking association or call AEGIC on (02) 8025 3200.

View LA Judge Award Candidate Prospectus 2023

Competition: 9-11 May 2023

DATES: 9-11 May 2023
VENUE: AEGIC, North Ryde, Sydney NSW, 2113

Gala dinner: Thursday 11 May 2023

VENUE: Dockside, Balcony Level, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW, 2000
COST: $140 per person (or $130 per person for a full table of 10). Includes three course meal and drinks.

For tables of 10 please email:


AEGIC thanks and acknowledges our generous baking and allied industry supporters without whom the LA Judge Award would not be possible.

The competition and gala dinner / award ceremony are run on a not-for-profit basis by the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC), who also contribute to the event as a Major Sponsor.

The professional and personal development gained through participation in this competition is life-changing and ensures the future of the baking industry is in good hands.

This opportunity would not be possible without the generous support of industry sponsors, and we thank them for their ongoing support.

Presented in conjunction with the Australian Society of Baking Annual Conference.

Meet the candidates

We are proud to present our 2023 LA Judge Award candidates below. Click on their profile image to learn more.

Meet the judges

Three judges representing the baking industry will assess the young candidates in the areas of practical baking, technical knowledge and communication abilities during the three days of competition. 

Meet the 2023 LA Judge Award judges.