Competition FAQs

What is the entry drop off window?
January 02 through March 8th, 2024

Where can I submit my entry?

NOTE: You MUST arrange your dropoff PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. Please coordinate with Emerald Cup staff to ensure a smooth process. contest@theemeraldcup.com

High Grade Distribution
McKinleyville, CA – Humboldt County

Compassionate Heart
Ukiah, CA – Mendocino County

Mercy Wellness
Cotati, CA – Sonoma County

CBCB
Berkeley, CA – Alameda County

Canopy Club
Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara County

WRK (COH)
Northridge, CA – Los Angeles County

Eleven11
Rio Vista, CA – Solano County

Seed 2 Soul
Cloverdale, CA – Sonoma County

Bloom Network
Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz County

March and Ash
San Diego, CA – San Diego County

When are the Dispensary nominations and Photo competition open for submissions?

Photo Submission window: Feb 19 thru Mar 17, 2024
Dispensary Nomination window: Feb 19 thru Mar 17, 2024

What are the entry amounts required for my category?

  • Flower: 4 ounces (All THC dominant categories)
  • PreRoll: 37 single units/30 multipack units
  • Concentrate: 23 1.0-gram units (Solventless/Solvent)
  • Cartridges: 20 units
  • Infused: 20 units (Edible, Tincture, Topical)
  • Alternative Cannabinoid & Hemp Flower: 1 ounce
  • Most Innovative Product: 5 units (Consumable & Industry Asset)

When are the Awards announced?

At the Emerald Cup event, May 4 & 5, 2024 at the historic Henry J. Kaiser Center for the Arts in Oakland, CA

What payment forms are accepted for Competition entries?

  • Cash/Money Order at the time of drop off
  • Contactless/Online payment
  • Check: Made out to EC Licensing, LLC & mailed to: ZZRJ 901 A Street – Suite C San Rafael, CA 94901

Does the Emerald Cup give discounted entry fees for multiple entries?

Yes! First entry – $650
Second entry – $50
Third entry and above – $350

1 ENTRY = $650
2 ENTRIES = $700
3 ENTRIES = $1050
4 ENTRIES = $1400
5 ENTRIES = $1750

And so on…