Contest

2020 Contest Info:

Contest Judge Application:

If you are interested in applying to be a judge for this years Emerald Cup please click below. The application window is between Oct. 16 – 30, 2020.

2020 Contest Categories:

Flower:

• Full Sun – Breeders Cup
• Mixed Light – Breeders Cup
• Personal Use
• 3rd Party Certified Flower (Sungrown)
• 3rd Party Certified Flower (Mixed Light)
• Indoor – Breeders Cup
• Pre Roll – Infused/Non Infused

 

Concentrates:

• Water Extraction
• Rosin
• Personal Use Solventless
• C02 Cartridge
• Distillate Cartridge
• Live Resin Cartridge
• Hydrocarbon solid
• Hydrocarbon liquid

 

Infused:

• Cosmetic Topicals
• Therapeutic Topicals
• Tinctures
• Infused Beverages
• Sweet Edibles
• Savory Edibles

 

CBD:

• Full Sun Flower – Breeders Cup
• Edible
• Topical
• Tincture
• Cartridge
• Concentrate

 

Other Awards:

Photo Contest

Innovative product

Best Eco Conscious Packaging

Hemp Derived Topical

Regenerative Farm Award

Environmentally Conscious Indoor Award

Breeders Hall of Fame

Bob Snodgrass Award

Willie Nelson Award

General Information:

• Entry Fee is: $500
• Entry Deadlines will be announced soon.
• For all categories (except for the flower categories) we are reducing the amount required for entry to 20 individual units.
• The award show will take place in MARCH, 2021.
• Flower categories will be organized and sorted into categories by primary terpene content and further judged.

 

Please contact: contest@theemeraldcup.com with any questions regarding contest entries.

Category Specifics / Definitions:

• Licensed Cultivator Flower:

Sungrown – Outdoor Cultivation: 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. Terpene profiles will be used in the judging process. Please be sure that the CA compliance testing panel includes the terpene profile.

Mixed Light – Cultivation of mature cannabis outdoors or in a greenhouse where supplemental lighting can be utilized. Terpene profiles will be used in the judging process. Please be sure that the CA compliance testing panel includes the terpene profile.

• Personal Use Cultivator:

Sungrown – Outdoor Cultivation: 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. Terpene profiles will be used in the judging process.

• Pre-roll:
A joint that has been prepared before the intended time of consumption. A Pre Roll may be infused with a concentrated form of Cannabis or may be non-infused flower only. 

• Infused:

Edible – Sweet
Any sweet food item that is infused with cannabinoids.

Edible – Savory
Any savory food item that is infused with cannabinoids.

Beverage
Any drinkable food item that is infused with cannabinoids

Topical
Cannabis infused products applied directly to the skin.

Tincture
Cannabis infused alcohol or oil based oral application.

• CBD:

Flower, Edible, Topical, Tincture, Concentrate, Vape Cartridge

• Concentrate:

Solventless Rosin
Ice water hash that is followed by a secondary heat process.

Ice Water Hash
Extraction method using ice and water. This category includes dry sift.

CO2 Cartridge
Extraction method using C02.

Distillate Cartridge
Utilizing a distillate such as alcohol after an extraction.

Live Resin Cartridge
Hydrocarbon extracted sauce/terpenes placed into vape cartridge or blended with another extraction into the vape cartridge.

BHO – solid form (batter, shatter, etc.)
Traditional hydrocarbon extractions.

BHO – liquid form (sauce, diamonds, etc.)
Hydrocarbon extraction focusing on preserving the terpenes during extraction
Hydrocarbon extraction using secondary process to assist in the separation and formation of thc-a crystals, which are then reintroduced into the terpene portion.

• Personal Use Concentrate:

Solventless Rosin
Ice water hash that is followed by a secondary heat process.

Ice Water Hash
Extraction method using ice and water. This category includes dry sift.

• Best Hemp Derived CBD Topical
Topical products produced using hemp, not cannabis.

• Most Innovative Product
New, groundbreaking products being introduced to the cannabis market.

• Best Eco Conscious Packaging
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. All competing products in other categories can enter this category at no additional cost.

• Breeders Cup – licensed flower
Awarded to the highest placing licensed flower that has been bred by the entrant.

• Regenerative Farm Award

• Best Cannabis Photo Contest
Best photo depicting cannabis or the cannabis lifestyle. Vote based via The Emerald Cup website.

• Willie Nelson Award
Awarded to persons who have spearheaded the cannabis movement through advocacy of it’s benefits and accessibility

• Bob Snodgrass Award
Awarded to trailblazing glass artists who embody an innovative, creative spirit

Contact us at: contest@TheEmeraldCup.com