2021 Mead Crafters Competition

Packaging, Labeling & Shipping

2021 Mead Crafters Competition

Updated February 4, 2021

All meaderies must clearly label EVERY bottle or can of mead being sent with the following information:
  1. Name of the meadery
  2. Name of the mead
  3. Category in which the mead will be judged

Package your meads to ensure they won’t break during transit. The National Honey Board is not responsible for broken shipments, however we will contact the meadery if broken bottles are received. If meaderies wish, they can include cold packs in their shipments.

Each shipment should include a note or label that states the name of the meadery, name of the mead and which category you wish your mead to compete in.

Updated February 4, 2021

Shipping will be open between October 4-15, 2021.

All entrants must submit at least two 750ml bottles, or the equivalent of, by October 15 2021, to:

National Honey Board
9925 Cessna Court
Mascoutah, IL 62258

Each entrant is responsible for shipping costs.

Please note that your shipment must arrive between October 4-15, 2021 for the competition organizers to ensure they are judged. Late entries are subject to not being judged.

  1. Place all bottles standing upright in the shipping container. All bottles should be wrapped and secured.
  2. Include sufficient packaging materials (bubble wrap, etc.).
  3. Meads sent in coolers or other special containers will not be returned.
  4. Any unused mead will not be sent back to the applicant after the competition.