OUSA Great University Bake Off

OUSA Great University Bake Off

Calling all bakers! If you have a flare for baking, a passion for creating and ideas to inspire, we want to hear from you. This is always such a fun and mind blowing event, the judges are already watering at mouth just thinking about it, so slip on those oven mitts, get creative, and get baking! Check out the NEW categories this time around.


This competition takes place as part of Art Week 2018. Baking is Art, so come and view all the masterpieces on display in the MCR 10am-1pm.

Plus check out all the other arty things going on. Link below. Click and be awed........


Monday August 6th, 2018. Please submit your baking between 8.30am and 9.45am. 

Judging will take place 10-11am.

Please indicate clearly if you wish to collect your baking after the event. If you DON'T, then baking will be sold off once judging has finished, all profits to go to a nominated charity.

Pick up will between 1-1.45pm.


MCR (Main Common Room), Union Hall, University of Otago

The Judges:
Still TBC, but potentially, the OUSA President, OUSA Recreation Programme Coordinator plus guest chef.

Marking Criteria/Prize Money:
Marking will be somewhat dependent on which category your creation is entered in. We will be marking on taste, presentation, difficulty and creativity. Categories are:

  • Students Choice - The Overall Best in Show (Pure Visual - across all categories) - $175
  • Best in Show - Savoury Creation (Taste, presentation, etc) - $75
  • Best in Show - Small Goods/ Multiples (Taste, presentation, etc) - $75
  • Best in Show - Cakes (Taste, presentation, etc) - $75

COST: Free (and restricted to) Otago University, Otago Polytech, and Otago Language Students.

Terms and Conditions
Please bake your own entry. There is a limit of 3 entries per person/flat/group. All entrants agree to have their name and an image of their food published in all forms of OUSA media including the Critic. Attach the enrolment form on the left to your entry. Please don’t give us food poisoning (if you wouldn’t feed it to your grandma, partner or child or potential children if you haven't got there yet, then we don’t want it either). If something looks dodgy we retain the right to remove it from the competition and biff it in the bin. You are only required to provide  3 servings of your baking, not the entire finished product unless of course, you want to.

Even Smaller Print: The judge's decision is final and no correspondence, debate or arguments will be entered into. General banter most welcome.


Art Week