The National Brown Bread Baking Competition, in association with the National Ploughing Association and Irish Countrywomen’s Association, returns to the National Ploughing Championships again this year.

The competition is sponsored by Aldi and the top baker on the day will win €2,500 in cash and €2,500 in Aldi shopping vouchers, plus 10% of the profits when their bread is stocked in Aldi. The prize for second place is €1,000, €500 for third, €300 for fourth and the other semi-finalists will all get €200 each.