Get ready… and bake! It’s time to show off your talents in the World Pasty Championships.

Entries are now open  for the competition at the Eden Project in Cornwall on March 5 next year.

The championships are traditionally held on the Saturday before St Piran’s Day and next year will be the first time the two days have coincided for the event.

Entries are invited for traditional and non-traditional pasty-makers, professional and amateur. Cornish folk singers Fisherman’s Friends will headline the entertainment.

The Cornish Pasty Association will officially support the one-day celebration, having leant its general backing since the first championships in 2012. Jason Jobling, chairman of the Cornish Pasty Association, is keen for the association to become an official supporter of the championships. “It’s such a great celebration of the Cornish pasty, the iconic symbol of Cornish food that’s known and loved the world over, and we would like to help the event go from strength to strength,” he said.

The competition sees amateur and professional bakers from around the world compete by baking traditional Cornish pasties or variations on the classic beef, onion, potato and swede recipe.

In previous years, the competition has seen entries from across the globe, including those from Canada and the USA, as well as the cream of Cornish pasty producers.

The annual celebration also a showcase for home-grown musical and comedy talent and culminates in the much-anticipated Oggy Oscar ceremony.

For more details of the categories, and to sign up on-line click here