Contest

Vote now for your favorite shot in the cannabis photo contest!

The 2019 Contest entry window is Now Closed!

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

2019 Award Categories:

Flowers

CBD

Infused

Concentrate

Best Hemp Derived CBD Topical

Most Innovative Product

Most Eco Conscious Packaging

Breeders Cup Sungrown Flower

Regenerative Farm Award

Most Unique Booth

Cannabis Photo Contest

Breeders Cup Hall of Fame

Willie Nelson Award

Bob Snodgrass Award

Contest Info:

Flowers:
Licensed Cultivator

Sungrown, Mixed Light

Flowers:
Personal Use Cultivator

Sungrown

Flowers: Pre-Roll

Sungrown

CBD

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

Infused

Edible: Sweet, Edible: Savory,
Beverage, Topical, Tincture

Concentrates

Solventless Rosin, Ice water Hash, CO2 Cartridge,
Distillate Cartridge, Live Resin Cartridge,
BHO – solid form (batter, shatter, etc),
BHO – liquid form (sauce, diamonds, etc, Personal Use Solventless Concentrate

Openly Branded Categories:

Vape Cartridge, Topical, Edible, Tincture, Pre-roll

Anonymous Categories:

Flower, Concentrate

Eligible Entrants:

Any currently licensed California cannabis business
and personal use sungrown flower cultivators.

Entry Amounts:

• Flower: 3 oz
• Concentrate: 28 samples
• Infused: 28 samples

Categories and Awards:

Openly Branded/Anonymous Judging

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:

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.

• 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.

• Most Unique Booth
Awarded at The Emerald Cup event to the best designed booth.

• 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

Check back on this page for more contest information and announcements every Thursday!

Contact us at: contest@TheEmeraldCup.com