In the first stage, our judges will be selecting the best entries in each of the categories, in the five regions. The successful competitors will then be invited to take part in the regional heats, which will take place at venues around the country during March 2018.

We encourage you to enter the maximum two recipes in each category as the initial judging and heats are intensely competitive.

The choice of sandwich type is entirely yours – all you need to bear in mind is that the final presentation should be commercially viable to make - you must state the market it is aimed at such as workplace, sandwich bar etc. - and the sandwich should include the sponsor's ingredient for the category.

You can see many of last year's entries at www.lovesarnies.com

Where are the Regional Heats?

NORTH EAST: Tuesday 6th March 2018, at 10.30am, at The Food Zone, Greggs PLC, Balliol Park West, Long Benton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE12 8EW

NORTH WEST: Wednesday 7th March 2018, at 10.30am, Frank Roberts & Sons Ltd, Rudheath, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 7RQ

MIDLANDS: Tuesday 13th March 2018, at 10.30am, at Dawn Farm Foods, Lodge Way, Lodge Farm Industrial Estate, Northampton NN5 7US

SOUTH EAST: Wednesday 14th March 2018, at 10.30am, at Greencore, 366, Stockley Close, West Drayton, UB7 9BL

SOUTH WEST: Thursday 15th March 2018, at 10.30am, at Nisbets t/a Bradshaw, Fourth Way, Avomouth, Bristol BS11 8TB