BwB Batty Bake Off!
The Batty Bake Off is an invitation to bake a dessert in the shape of a bat species. Your baked creation could be inspired by a bat species found in southern Africa, or anywhere in the world! The BwB Batty Bake Off aims to build awareness in the community about remarkable and unique bat species.
Bats without Borders is delighted to announce this competition celebrating bats and yummy creations!
3 October – Entries open
3 Nov – Entries close
How to participate
Using your baking skills, produce a baked creation that represents a bat species and share it with Bats without Borders on social media.
Please upload an image of your baked creation to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram by using the hashtag #BwBBattyBakeOff and tag Bats without Borders. Include your first name, the species and the category you are entering. If you are unable to enter via social media, please send your entry to email@example.com
Schools and organisations are encouraged to submit their entry along with a short video or 100-word comment about why their bat species is important to their school, organisation or region. Schools and organisations can enter via social media or by sending their entry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Winning entries will be displayed on Bats without Borders social media channels and there are batty prizes to be won!
Please note that by entering the Batty Bake Off you are giving permission for BwB and judges to use your image or video to promote the event.
Entries are open until the 3rd of November 2023.
The 2023 Batty Bake Off includes 7 categories so anyone can get involved. Entries will be judged based on the likeness to the chosen bat species and the creativity of the design. Judges will also consider the content of the written or video comments when judging the schools’ and organisations’ categories.
Early Learner’s Award
The Early Learner's Award is open for children aged 4 years or younger.
The Children’s Award is open for children aged 5 to 15 years.
The Open category is for entries by individuals 15 years and older. This can include entries from organisations and community groups.
Bats across southern Africa
This category is specifically for an entrant depicting a bat species in southern Africa (which is the area where Bats without Borders’ work is focused). This can include entries from any age group as well as school and community groups.
The winner will be decided by you, the public! All entries will be uploaded into an album on the Bats without Borders Facebook page during the competition. The winner will be the entry with the most likes!
Open to any school group. Schools are encouraged to submit their entry along with a short video or 100 word comment on why their bat species is important to their school or region. Schools can enter via social media or by sending their entry to email@example.com
Open to all organisations and community groups. Organisations and community groups are encouraged to submit their entry along with a short video or 100 word comment on why their threatened species is important to their organisation or group. Organisations can enter via social media or by sending their entry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ari is an avid bat lover and a member of the BwB comms team. She studied wildlife conservation and fine art, and currently resides in Australia. Despite not being much of a baker herself, after being inspired by Australia’s threatened species bake-off she just had to reimagine a batty version for BwB! With her keen eye for detail and appreciation of lesser-loved species, Ari is thrilled at the opportunity to examine and judge the creative entries for the Batty Bake Off.
Ruth is the Admin and Comms Officer for Bats without Borders and is excited to see all the batty baked creations! Ruth has a background in environmental education and has a love of wildlife and being out in nature. She’s baked cakes for her children over the years, with themes ranging from trains and football, to deer and pandas, through to Pokemon and Super Mario! So she has an apprehension of work that goes into a themed bake! She’s delighted to be one of the BwB Batty Bake Off judges.