Initial entries will be selected by a panel of judges to go forward into one of five regional Semi Finals, where the contestant will be invited to make their pizzas in front of a judging panel. The category winners, from each Semi Final, will go forward to compete in the final, which will take place on Thursday, 10th November and will be judged by a panel headed by celebrity chef, Theo Randall at the European Pizza & Pasta Show at Olympia.

The winners of each category and the Overall Pizza Chef of the Year Award winner will be announced at the Awards Dinner, on the evening of 10th November. The Overall winner will receive a cheque for £500, a trophy, plus considerable publicity. Individual category winners will also receive trophies.