National Pizza Awards 2023 open for entries

Entries to the 2023 National Pizza Awards are now open to pub chefs.

Entries to the 2023 National Pizza Awards are now open, with chefs from across the pub, restaurant and street food sectors invited to submit their ultimate pizza recipes in a bid to be crowned best in the UK. 

The awards, headline sponsored by Birrificio Angelo Poretti, will showcase the hospitality industry's very best pizza purveyors, with finalists taking part in a live cooking showdown to be in with a chance of winning the top National Pizza of the Year title. 

Entrants will also be tasked with a technical challenge that will see them whip up the best dish from a specific selection of sponsor ingredients, with the winner claiming the coveted Pizza Chef of the Year crown. Competitors will also take part in a vegan round sponsored by Purezza.

"Every year, this event gets bigger and better, and we can't wait to fire up the ovens for another incredible day of pizza praise and celebration," says Genna Ash-Brown, editor of Dine Out magazine, which organises the event. 

"The 2023 competition already feels fresh and exciting, bringing its dough-kneading, cheese-topping action to London's Big Penny Social for the very first time. To those who make it through, bring your best game face and a healthy appetite – it's the pizza event of the year and one you certainly won't want to miss!"

Entries close on Friday 29 September, with the live final taking place on Tuesday 21 November. 

Head over to and submit your signature recipe today. 

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