2024 Mead Crafters Competition

The National Honey Board is in search of the best meads for its 2024 Mead Crafters Competition.

Online Registration Due: Friday, July 19

Shipments Due: Friday, July 26

Shipping Address: National Honey Board
8 East Main Street                      Mascoutah, IL 62258

The Mead Crafters Competition is a free competition hosted by the National Honey Board, open to all commercial mead makers in the United States.

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Here’s What You Need to Know

Each entry consists of two 750ml bottles, or the equivalent of.

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Meaderies may submit multiple entries per category, but each mead may only be entered in one category. Meaderies will be limited to 3 entries. Meaderies may not enter from multiple locations.


Online registration is due by Friday, July 19. The competition will be limited to 300 entries.


The mead must be commercially available in the United States.

2024 Categories

Bracket or Braggot


Dessert Mead 

Other Fruit/Vegetable Melomel



Session Mead




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