Launched for the first time in 2013, the Tiptree World Bread Awards 2014 are open to professional and home-bakers and seek to celebrate the rise of the British passion for bread.
The British buy 12 million loaves every day, while more than half the population baked their own bread last year.
"We are delighted to declare the awards open again," said Caroline Kenyon, awards director.
"They attracted a huge amount of attention in year one and we even had bread flown up from Cornwall on the morning of the judging day. It was wonderful to see how much the bakers appreciated their skill being given the recognition it deserves."
Judges for 2014 include Frances Quinn (pictured), winner of the Great British Bake Off 2013, Jack Prince, 19, of The Pocket Bakery and Charles Geary, known in the industry as Mr Bread and winner of more than 4000 bread-baking awards. Chairman of the Judges is Stephen Hallam, Master Baker, and managing director of Dickinson & Morris.
The awards close to entries on 31 August 2014 and judging will take place in September. The winners will be announced in October at a harvest supper-style ceremony at St John's Hyde Park, and the overall winner will receive a cheque for £1,000.
Tiptree is the headline sponsor of the World Bread Awards.