18th Annual Emerald Cup Competition

The Emerald Cup Competition & Awards is the foundational aspect of our annual events, offering a transparent and trusted chance for California’s best cultivators, extractors, movers, shakers, and cool-product-makers to put their best head-to-head against the rest.

Entry Form Opens: Dec, 2021

Intake Window: Jan, 2022

The Emerald Cup Competition & Awards is the foundational aspect of our annual events, offering a transparent and trusted chance for California’s best cultivators, extractors, movers, shakers, and cool-product-makers to put their best head-to-head against the rest.

Entry Form Opens:
Dec 1, 2021

Intake Window:
Jan 2022

2022 Competition & Awards

FLOWER:

Sungrown – BREEDER’S CUP
Mixed Light – BREEDER’S CUP
Sungrown Greenhouse
Indoor – BREEDER’S CUP
3rd Party Certified – Sungrown
3rd Party Certified – Mixed Light
Personal Use Flower

PRE ROLL:

Pre Roll  – Non Infused
Pre Roll – Infused – Solventless Extract
Pre Roll – Infused – Solvent Extract

SOLVENTLESS CONCENTRATE:

Ice Water Hash
Rosin
Personal Use Ice Water Hash/Rosin

SOLVENT CONCENTRATE:

Hydrocarbon – Liquid
Hydrocarbon – Solid

CARTRIDGE:

Solventless Rosin
Distillate
Live Resin
CO2

INFUSED:

Edible – Sweet
Edible – Savory
Edible – Gummies
Edible – Beverage
Edible – Beverage Enhancer
Tincture
Topical – Therapeutic
Topical – Cosmetic
Personal Use Topical

ALTERNATIVE CANNABINOIDS:

(including CBD CBG CBN, etc)
Flower – BREEDER’S CUP
Hemp CBD Flower
Hemp Derived Ingestible
Hemp Derived Topical
Edible
Beverage
Tincture
Topical
Cartridge

PLUS:

Most Innovative Product – Consumable
Most Innovative Product – Industry Asset
Eco Conscious Indoor Cultivation Award
Eco Conscious Packaging Award
Photo Contest – Professional
Photo Contest – Amateur

PLUS:

Most Innovative Product – Consumable
Most Innovative Product – Industry Asset
Eco Conscious Indoor Cultivation Award
Eco Conscious Packaging Award
Photo Contest – Professional
Photo Contest – Amateur

Category Definitions:

Flower

Sungrown – Full sun, full term outdoor cultivation of mature cannabis without the use of artificial lighting in the canopy area at any point in time and without the use of a protective structure; artificial lighting is permissible only to maintain immature plants – BREEDER’S CUP

Mixed Light – Cannabis cultivation in a greenhouse, hoop-house, glasshouse or other similar structure using light deprivation and/or artificial lighting methods – BREEDER’S CUP

Sungrown Greenhouse – Cannabis cultivation with or without use of manual tarps/deps and without automated or artificial lighting in a greenhouse, hoop-house, glasshouse or other similar structure.

Indoor – Cultivation of mature cannabis flower under artificial lighting and in a climate-controlled environment – BREEDER’S CUP

3rd Party Certified – Sungrown – Mature cannabis flower from cultivations that have been certified for clean product and environmentally responsible practices by a third-party, independent organization

3rd Party Certified – Mixed Light – Light deprivation mature cannabis flower from cultivations that have been certified for clean product and environmentally responsible practices by a third-party, independent organization

Personal Use Flower – Sungrown – Outdoor cultivation of mature cannabis without the use of artificial lighting in the canopy area at any point in time; artificial lighting is permissible only to maintain immature plants. For personal use not commercial sale

Pre Roll – Non Infused – Pre rolled flower joints

Pre Roll – Infused – Solventless Extract – Pre rolled flower joints infused with solventless extracted cannabis concentrate

Pre Roll – Infused – Solvent Extract – Pre rolled flower joints infused with a solvent extracted cannabis concentrate


Solventless Concentrate

Ice Water Hash – Cannabis concentrate made by ice/water extraction

Rosin – Hash that has been followed by a secondary heat and/or pressure process

Personal Use Ice Water Hash/Rosin – Cannabis concentrate made by ice/water extraction or followed by a secondary heat/pressure process. For personal use not commercial sale


Solvent Concentrate

Hydrocarbon – Liquid (sauce, diamonds, etc) – Hydrocarbon extractions in liquid form, using a secondary process to assist in the separation and formation of thc-a crystals, which are then reintroduced into the terpene portion

Hydrocarbon – Solid (batter, shatter, etc)
– Traditional hydrocarbon extractions in solid form


Cartridge

Solventless Rosin – Cartridges containing solventless cannabis concentrate

Distillate
– Cartridges containing solvent extracted cannabis that has been purified through distillation

Live Resin – Cartridges containing solvent extracted cannabis from fresh, not dried and cured, flower

CO2 – Cartridges containing CO2 solvent extracted cannabis


Infused

Edible – Savory – Any savory food item that is infused with cannabis
Edible – Sweet – Any sweet food item that is infused with cannabis
Edible – Gummies – Any gummy food item that is infused with cannabis
Beverage – Any drinkable food item that is infused with cannabis
Beverage Enhancer – Any drinkable food item that is infused with cannabis and meant to be combined with/added to a beverage
Tincture – Cannabis infused alcohol or oil based oral application
Topical – Therapeutic – Cannabis infused products applied directly to the skin
Topical – Cosmetic – Cannabis infused products applied directly to the skin
Personal Use Topical – Cannabis infused products applied directly to the skin. For personal use, not commercial sale.


Alternative Cannabinoids

(including CBD CBG CBN, etc)

Flower BREEDER’S CUP
Hemp CBD Flower
Hemp Derived Ingestible – Edible items produced using hemp, not cannabis
Hemp Derived Topical – Topical items produced using hemp, not cannabis
Edible
Beverage
Tincture
Topical
Cartridge

Other Awards

Most Innovative Product – Consumable – (Combustible, edible, etc) New, groundbreaking products being introduced to the cannabis market, consumption focused

Most Innovative Product – Industry Asset – (Tools, cultivation aids, etc) New, groundbreaking products being introduced to the cannabis market, production/operation focused

Eco Conscious Indoor Cultivation Award – Indoor cultivation focused on minimizing the environmental impact of energy and water consumption and production of greenhouse gasses through environmentally mindful and responsible systems and practices

Eco Conscious Packaging Award – Packaging that is designed to have the smallest impact on the environment and leave the smallest carbon footprint. Eco-friendly, biodegradable (but preferably compostable), recyclable, reusable, non-toxic, made from recycled products, based in biomass or natural products or manufactured through low-impact means, are all eligible

Photo Contest – Professional – Best photo depicting cannabis or the cannabis lifestyle.

Photo Contest – Amateur – Best photo depicting cannabis or the cannabis lifestyle.