Shortbread Competition

The Scottish Shortbread Competition is a fun addition to the Las Vegas Highland Games! Prepare your favorite traditional or non-traditional shortbread recipe(s) and have your shortbread entries at the Shortbread Tent no later than noon on Sunday, April 30th for judging. Judging takes place at 1:00PM.

NOTE: Professional bakers and/or shortbread merchants are not eligible.


  1. Submit six (6) pieces of shortbread (per category) for judging.
  2. Entries should be on unmarked 7" paper plates, covered with plastic wrap.
  3. Entries must be submitted between 11:00AM and 12:00PM Sunday, April 30th at the Shortbread Tent.
  4. Advanced registration fee of $5 per entry or $7 fee for entries submitted on same day of judging must be accompanied by official entry form.
  5. There are two (2) categories, traditional and non-traditional. You can have entries in both and up to two (2) entries per category.
  6. Judges for the event are TBA.
  7. The recipe used must accompany each entry.
  8. Registration cards will be completed at the time of entry submission.
  9. Awards will be distributed following the judging at approximately 2:00PM on the Highland Stage.
  10. Shortbread entries must be prepared in as sanitary a manner as possible.
  11. Decisions of the judges are final.
  12. All entries become the property of the Las Vegas Highland Games.