31st World Porridge Making Championships is open for entries

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Defending Porridge making Champions returning to retain World Porridge title

Entries for the 2024 World Porridge Making Championships, also known as the Golden Spurtle® are now open.

Entrants have until 20th June to submit their applications, when 24 finalists will be selected via a draw.

Porridge fanatics from around the world will gather in the Highland village of Carrbridge on Saturday 5th October 2024 to battle it out for the title of World Porridge Making Champion and lift the much sought after Golden Spurtle®.

Past competitors have come from all corners of the world including New Zealand, Australia, America, Canada, Africa and across Europe.

Heats and the final ‘Cook off’ takes place in Carrbridge Village Hall in front of spectators. The competition is also live streamed across Facebook. In 2023 a world-wide audience in excess of 77,000 watched as the finalist battled it, out spurtles in hand.

Both winners of the Traditional Dish made from oatmeal, salt and water and the Speciality Dish where competitors’ creativity can run wild are set to defend their titles.

golden spurtle winners world porridge making championships

Adam Kiani who scooped the 2023 Golden Spurtle trophy as a first-time entrant said: “My life has been bubbling away like never before since my first visit to Carrbridge in October last year. Porridge in all directions – it’s been brilliant!

From regular porridge parties with the Spurtle’s class of 2023 London contingent, to baffling cooking cameos on daytime TV! My rich love of porridge has only gained more flavour since that weekend in Carrbridge, and I’m hoping I can stir some of it into the next batch when I return to defend my title!”

Thirty competitors will vie for the highly coveted title of World Porridge Making Champion and the Golden Spurtle trophy, which is awarded to the contestant deemed to have made the best traditional porridge using just three ingredients – oatmeal, water and salt.

golden spurtle winners world porridge championship

Competitors can use pinhead, coarse, medium or fine oatmeal, and entries are judged on appearance, texture, colour and taste.

How to enter the World Porridge Making Championships

Entries to the competition should be made via the event website: goldenspurtle.com




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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