Organised by EBLEX, the organisation for beef and lamb levy payers in the country, the competition is running for the first time this year and is calling for entries by 20 April 2011.
The awards are open to both pie manufacturers and independent businesses making the pies from scratch and selling them on their premises.
Steak pies can be made from beef, veal, lamb or mutton, but the meat used must be from an assured source compliant with the Red Tractor, EBLEX Quality Standard or an equivalent named quality scheme.
“The accolade of producing ‘England’s Best Steak Pie’ will be highly sought after and as one of the nation’s favourite foods it’s not hard to see why,” said Hugh Judd, EBLEX foodservice project manager.
“A truly well made steak pie with quality ingredients deserves to be recognised, whether it’s served up in pub or restaurant or bought from an independent butcher or retailer. So if you think you make England’s best, then put it to the test in our competition.”