The World Pizza Championship is an event held annually to determine the world's best pizza makers. It began in 1991 and is organized by the magazine Pizza e Pasta Italiana and PizzaNew. In 2008, over 20 countries competed Pizzas are judged by preparation, taste, bake and presentation. Pizza competitions include those for fastest pizza maker, freestyle acrobatics and the largest dough stretch. Salsomaggiore Terme (Parma), Italy, is the site of the championships, although several other cities likewise claim to be the home of the ultimate international pizza games including Naples and Paris.
One of the main attractions to the championship is the presence of Miss Italia (Miss Italy), who crowns the winning pizzaiolos.