2020 Mead Crafters Competition

Judging

2020 Mead Crafters Competition

The Mead Crafters Competition is a competition hosted by the National Honey Board to recognize the best meads in the country and will take place in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, October 3, 2020. The judging will be closed to the public.

The National Honey Board believes in having qualified judges of all entries for our competitions. Each flight will have at least one mead judge. Awards for the Mead Competition will be awarded on a merit basis by a majority vote. Judges are asked to evaluate the beers in silence until everyone on the panel has finished their evaluation. A moderator records the judges’ votes.

Meads are presented to judges in a blind tasting format. Judging is absolutely anonymous; no mead bottles or cans are visible to the judges at any time until the competition is over. No judge may evaluate a product in which he/she has a stake or ownership. Judging is not based on personal preference, but by product adherence to the guidelines as set by the Beer Judge Certification Program.

The judges’ decision is final and awards will not be changed after the judging is finished.

Interested in judging the National Honey Board’s Mead Crafters Competition?

Please fill out the form if you would like to be considered for judging. Filling out the application form does not confirm you as a judge for the National Honey Board’s Mead Crafters Competition. Confirmed judges will be contacted by a representative of the National Honey Board.

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