In the first stage, our judges select the best entries in each of the categories with the successful competitors being invited to take part in the regional heats, which take place at venues around the country during March 2019.

Entrants have been encouraged to enter the maximum two recipes in each category as the initial judging and heats are intensely competitive.

A plethora of sandwich types have been entered from the traditional sliced bread to focaccias and bao buns. The only stipulation being that the final presentation had to include the sponsor's ingredient, be commercially viable to make and state the market it is aimed at such as workplace, sandwich bar etc.

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

Where are the Regional Heats?

NORTH EAST: Tuesday, 5th March - Greggs PLC, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

NORTH WEST: Wednesday, 6th March - Frank Roberts & Sons Ltd, Northwich, Cheshire

MIDLANDS: Tuesday, 12th March - Dawn Farm (TMI Foods Ltds), Northampton

SOUTH EAST(LONDON): Wednesday, 13th March - Greencore, London

SOUTH WEST (BRISTOL): Thursday 14th March -  National Catering Equipment Centre, Bristol