The Emerald Cup, globally recognized as the “Academy Awards of Cannabis” is proud to announce the entry window for the 19th annual Emerald Cup Competition & Awards. The iconic cannabis competition, celebrating excellence in the cannabis world and awarding the “best-in-class” in the community opens its application process on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, and will begin the entry submission process on Monday, January 3, 2023, thru Friday, February 3, 2023. Those looking to enter the competition or for more information should visit www.theemeraldcup.com. 

19th Annual Emerald Cup Competition is LIVE

ENTER THE 2023 EMERALD CUP COMPETITION HERE TODAY!

For the 2023 competition, Emerald Cup consists of over 40 judged categories (a full list below) –  a full-spectrum of cannabis including flowers, concentrates, edibles, topicals, and more – with five brand new classifications for the upcoming awards including Pre Roll – Hemp Wrap, Pre Roll – Deluxe Joints, Edible – Health Conscious Edible, Tinctures – Wellness – Capsules, Tabs and Alternative Cannabinoids – Health Conscious Edible. 

The Emerald Cup Competition & Awards offers 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. 

“We wanted to announce the entry window early so that contestants can thoughtfully prepare and submit their entries at the top of 2023,” says founder and executive producer Tim Blake. “Apart from being able to celebrate with our community during Emerald Cup events, this process is what I look forward to the most –  to see all the latest flowers and products from the best of the best our community has to offer. Our Emerald Cup Awards ceremony will be a stellar moment for all the contestants and we’re excited to get the word out right before our epic Emerald Cup Harvest Ball in December.”

All winners will be announced at a formal awards ceremony in Los Angeles in May 2023. The recognition from peers and consumers alike that comes along with an Emerald Cup achievement can be transformational for a brand as it highlights their commitment to the culture by crafting clean cannabis. The California cannabis market is stronger when united and the 2023 Emerald Cup Awards will bridge the gap between the NorCal and SoCal markets, providing more opportunities for farmers and brands and new options for consumers. 

Continuing the grassroots tradition, the 2023 Emerald Cup Competition seeks to encompass all forms of cannabis consumption by inviting conscious craftspeople, cultivators, and manufacturers to participate in the most highly regarded match-up of the year. The 2023 Emerald Cup Awards – scheduled for May 2023 in Los Angeles – will feature winners from the following categories:

FLOWER

Sungrown
Mixed Light
Indoor
Sungrown
Greenhouse
3rd Party Certified – Sungrown
3rd Party Certified – Mixed Light
Personal Use

PRE-ROLL

Non-Infused
Solventless Infused
Solvent Infused
Hemp Wrap (NEW)
Deluxe Joints (NEW)

SOLVENTLESS CONCENTRATE

Ice Water Hash
Rosin
Personal Use Solventless

SOLVENT CONCENTRATE

Solid
Liquid

CARTRIDGE

Solventless
Live Rosin
Distillate
CO2

EDIBLE

Sweet
Savory
Gummy
Beverage
Beverage Enhancer
Health Conscious Edible (NEW)

TOPICAL

Cosmetic
Therapeutic
Personal Use

TINCTURE

Tincture
Wellness – Capsules, Tabs (NEW)

ALTERNATIVE CANNABINOIDS

Edible
Health Conscious Edible (NEW)
Beverage
Cartridge
Topical
Tincture
Hemp Topical
Hemp Flower
Hemp Consumable

INNOVATIVE PRODUCT

Industry Asset
Consumable

PHOTO COMPETITION

Amateur
Professional

BEST DISPENSARY

Northern
Central
Southern

WILLIE NELSON AWARD

YOU CAN APPLY TO ENTER THE 2023 EMERALD CUP COMPETITION NOW HERE