The cBAD competition aims at benchmarking state-of-the-art baseline detection algorithms. It is in line with previous competitions such as the ICDAR 2013 Handwriting Segmentation Contest. A new, challenging, dataset was created to test the behavior of state-of-the-art systems on real world data. Since traditional evaluation schemes are not applicable to the size and modality of this dataset, we present a new one that introduces baselines to measure performance. We received submissions from five different teams for both tracks.