In the first stage, our judges will be selecting the best entries in each of the competitions, in the five regions. These finalists will then be invited to take part in the regional semi-finals, which will take part at venues around the UK during March 2017.

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 appropriate ingredients stipulated in each category.

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

Where are the Semi-Finals?

NORTH EAST Semi Final: Tuesday 7th March 2017, at 10.30am, at The Food Zone, Greggs PLC, Balliol Park West, Long Benton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE12 8EW

NORTH WEST Semi Final: Wednesday 8th March 2017, at 10.30am, Frank Roberts & Sons Ltd, Rudheath, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 7RQ

MIDLANDS Semi Final: Thursday, 9th March 2017, at 10.30am, at Dawn Farm Foods, Lodge Way, Lodge Farm Industrial Estate, Northampton NN5 7US

SOUTH EAST Semi Final: Wednesday, 15th March, at 10.30am, at Tasties, 366 Stockley Close, West Drayton UB7 9BL

SOUTH WEST Semi Final: Thursday, 16th March, at 10.30am, at Futura Foods UK Ltd, The Priory, Long Street, Dursley, Glos GL11 4HR