The Gold Donut Competition begins locally in the 15 middle states we cover. The state championships begin on July 1st and end on July 18th. We will announce the state Champions the week of July 19th. We will officially kick off the Gold Donut Sweet 16 on July 23rd – the same day as the opening ceremonies for the Olympics.
This is The Illinois page. There are 32 donut shops competing from the land of Lincoln this year. Best of luck to all the contestants. Vote early and vote often.