Want to know how the Judges will be scoring your entry in the Australia’s Best Pie & Pastie Comp?

It’s a National Title that comes with all the perks of being named “Australia’s BEST Pie” or Australia’s BEST Pastie”, but for anyone who has found scoring high points a little bit elusive, we would like to remind you all that there are no secrets in our competition!
Every entry will be scored using a points system which is standard across all BAA competitions, and then each participant will receive their individual score sheets and comments for products entered.
Judging is conducted in front of the general crowd at the competition, and whilst competitors can’t talk to judges they are more than welcome to watch and listen as the judging is conducted.

One of the benefits of this is seeing bakeries going back to work to improve their product and then coming back the next year and getting great results – maybe even a trophy – like Adrian from KA Pies last year.
Adrian entered the competition in Melbourne in 2015, and took advantage of being able to watch and listen to the judges at work, took on his feedback regarding his pastry and anywhere else that he could improve and came back in 2016 to take out the title of Australia’s Best Pie! I wonder if he will be able to take out the title back to back this year…….

The last two years we have released a video of the judging process prior to the competition so that all participants and entrants can see exactly how the pies are judged. You can find this video on the BAA facebook page here


Otherwise you can contact one of the team here at the BAA and we can email you a link to the video.
You can also contact the BAA if you have questions leading up to the competition – if you want to know what the judging criterias are, if you need help filling in the application or you just need a little bit more information.

Please remember to read the terms and conditions of the competition before entering – don’t forget that winners will be visited within a 4 month period to check that the pie you entered in the competition is the same as the pie that you are selling in your shop or business. This helps maintain the integrity of both the competition and the industry alike!

You can enter online now on this website under the ABPC tab or click here to be taken to the page.

You can also download an entry form and return it via email, post or fax:

2017 Australia’s Best Pastie Comp Entry Form

2017 Australia’s Best Pie Entry

Entries are still on $35.00 per entry for members or $45.00 per entry for non members, and then you have a choice of arranging hand delivery, Australia Post delivery or courier delivery.


Good luck getting your pies and pasties ready! I can’t wait to see them all in Melbourne this year 20 – 22nd June 2017, Moonee Valley Race Course

Stewart Latter

Jason Mizzen

Shaun 'Pyney' Pyne

Shaun Pyne ran a successful finance business for more than 20 years before selling up and hitting the road to realise his life’s ambition of visiting every pie vendor and bakery in Australia, bar none.

Carolyn Cameron

Carolyn Cameron is Sector Action Plan Lead for Stop Food Waste Australia. She has over 40 years’ experience in environmental and strategic planning, working with the mining industry, universities, state and national governments. After leaving the role of Senior Executive with the national Department of Environment in 2015, she has been a strategic consultant on complex environmental management projects, including for the past 4 years focussing on working with industry and governments to reduce food waste.

Tony Smith

Anton Duc

Anton was called to the bar in April 2015. He has a broad practice with a particular focus in employment and family law. Since being called to the bar, Anton has represented a wide variety of clients from corporations and individuals and not for profits. He is the BAA workplace and IR relations barrister.