Nominate a WBA Member for an Award

All nominations for this year's awards must be received by Friday, February 23, 2018.


WBA’s Service Recognition Award

WBA’s Service Recognition Award recognizes a member who has demonstrated using their success to give back to their community, donates and/or volunteers for charitable causes locally, nationally or globally.  Click here for the nomination form.

Most Valuable Baker (MVB)

Introduced in 2017, the Most Valuable Baker (MVB) is awarded to a WBA member who contributes above and beyond to the WBA. 
(Examples of contributions may include:  serving on WBA's Board of Directors, actively participating in committees, volunteering to assist with events, and general promotion of the organization).  To make a nomination for Most Valuable Baker (MVB), please send an email to jessica@wibakers.com with the name of the nominee and the award you are nominating them for along with briefly stating the reasons you are nominating him/her. 

WBA’s Rising Star Award

The purpose behind WBA's Rising Star Award is to honor a WBA member, who in their first three years of membership, has demonstrated a passion for their work in the industry, is actively involved with WBA, and shows promise for future contributions to WBA and the baking industry. To nominate a WBA member for WBA’s Rising Star, please send an email to jessica@wibakers.com with the name of the nominee and the award you are nominating them for along with briefly stating the reasons you are nominating him/her. 

Baking Instructor of the Year

This award honors one Baking Instructor from a Wisconsin Technical College for their outstanding commitment to baking and pastry arts education and excellence in teaching baking skills to their students.  Instructors may be nominated by their students.  To nominate a WBA member for Baking Instructor of the Year, please send an email to jessica@wibakers.com with the name of the nominee and the award you are nominating them for along with briefly stating the reasons you are nominating him/her. 


Bakery Operation of the Year - 2018 Nominations Closed

The Bakery Operation of the Year Award is a special award presented to one outstanding bakery operation at the WBA's Awards and Appetizers Networking Evening on Monday, March 12th.  The Bakery Operation of the Year award is sponsored by Valley Cooperative Association.  To nominate a WBA member bakery for this award, please click here.

WBA Hall of Fame  - 2018 Nominations Closed

Started in 2000, the Bakers Hall of Fame honors those individuals for their service to the baking industry.  Do you know someone who would be a good candidate to be inducted? Nominees must be past or present members of the Wisconsin Bakers Association and must have given outstanding service to the WBA and the baking industry over the years.  Click here for the nomination form.



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