Pie Baking Contest Rules

Mammoth Museum Pie Baking Contest is open to amateur bakers, professional bakers, and to those who earn a portion of their livelihood from baking!

  • By participating in this event, entrants agree:

  • To abide by the contest rules and decisions of the judges.

  • To allow their pie ingredients to be viewed by the public, and 

  • To allow organizers to publish photographs of them and their pies.


  • Entry is FREE – we only ask that you provide (1-2) addition pie donations to the Museum for the day’s event. 100% proceeds go to Mammoth Museum.

  • Contestants may enter no more than one pie in each category.

  • Multiple pie entries per/person are allowed, but must be in different categories and require a separate donation.

  • A separate entry, and list of ingredients must accompany each pie.

  • Complete and submit an entry form for each pie here:

  • Each pie entered must be in the name of the person who made it. 

  • Individual entries and places of business or retail/dining establishment may enter.

  • Entry Deadline – June 30, 2019 11:59 PM.



  • A pie has a bottom crust, perhaps a top crust, and a filling. Tart entries are also allowed.

  • Sweet pies only, savory pies will have their turn another day.

  • Crust and filling must be made from scratch by the entrant only.

  • Pies should be submitted covered and at a proper temperature for the type of pie.

  • NO FROZEN PIES, please.

  • Please use only disposable 9 or 9 ½ inch pie pans.


  • Fruit Pies

  • Nut Pies

  • Cream, Custard or Chocolate Pies


A panel of judges from the community will judge the entries.  This is a blind judging, and all decisions of the judges are final.  Winners will be announced after the judging is complete.  Please consider the light-hearted intention of the day and accept the final decisions of the judging panel. The judging will take place at 3 PM.

All pies must be submitted between 10:00 AM and 2:30 PM the day of the contest. 

There will be a minimum of three (3) judges, and pies will be evaluated by entrant number only (no names).

Judging criteria will include overall appearance and taste.  Note that pie pan will not be considered a part of the presentation, (please use a disposable pie tin).

Scoring: Each judge will assign a numerical value (1-5) in each category without discussion among judges. The pie receiving the highest total numerical value will be the winner in that category. In the case of a tie, the judges will review and discuss those pies before a second vote.

Judges will not know the names of entrants until the winners are announced.

Winners in each category will receive special prizes.

All winners will be announced after the judging.

After final judging and announcement of the winners, pies will be sold for fundraiser donation. 100% proceeds go to the Mammoth Museum.

WINNERS will be photographed and announced on Mammoth Museum social media sites and submitted to local newspaper.



We sincerely appreciate and look forward to your participation!

The Mammoth Museum at Hayden Cabin Team