Competitors

Vermont's Largest Cannabis Cup Est. 2018

Accepting 2021 Entries: STARTING November 15 2021

Entry Form

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FLOWER COMPETITIONS

20 Grams + photo/display sample required
in all Flower categories except Pre-Rolls

Indica-dominant Flower

Sativa-dominant Flower

Hybrid Flower

Outdoor Flower

CBD-dominant or 1:1 Flower 

Hemp Flower (<.3% THC only)

NEW: Pre-Rolls (Flower Pre-Rolls & Infused Pre-Rolls)
*Packaging-Presentation will be Judged also
(11 Pre-Roll samples required for testing & judging)

 

NON-FLOWER COMPETITIONS

5.5 grams concentrate required + photo/display sample
in all concentrates categories

Solventless Concentrates (Heat Pressed, No Solvents)
(5.5 Grams Concentrate sample required for testing & judging)

Hash Concentrates (Hash, Bubble Hash)
(5.5 Gram Hash sample required for testing & judging)

New: CBD Concentrate or Extract
(5.5 Gram sample required for testing & judging)

CBD/THC Edibles
*Packaging-Presentation will be Judged also
(11 samples/portions required for testing & judging)

CBD/THC Topicals
*Packaging-Presentation will be Judged also
(11 samples/portions required for testing & judging)

 

Rules & Guidelines

 Signup Deadline February 25, 2022

Competitor Dropoffs: March 5-6, 2022

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Rules

  • This competition is open to 21+ growers and product creators.
  • All entries must be from Vermont-grown flower.
  • Amounts needed for entry, by category:
    • Flower: 20g total + Photo/Display Sample
    • Prerolls: 11 pre rolled cones
    • Concentrates: 5.5g total
    • Edibles: 11 ‘servings’ total
    • Topicals: 11 ‘servings’ total

General Packaging Guidelines

When you prepare your entry, please note the rules about dividing, labeling and packaging for each category. We are providing competitor kits for flower that can be picked up at a number of retail locations across the state. All other categories may be packaged according to the instructions for that category.

Entries MUST be packaged in advance.

Please do NOT label your judges samples, as judging is conducted blind (with the exception of edibles and topicals) and removing these labels creates more work for us. 

You must label the OUTSIDE of the container with:

  • Strain/product name
  • Your handle and/or company (if applicable)
  • Category/Subcategory

Each entrant’s samples will be securely inventoried and labeled, then distributed between Judge’s Kits and photo/display inventory. Judge’s Kits go out the weekend after Competitor Dropoffs. 

Flower Entries

The flower category encompasses Indica, Sativa and Hybrid strains. We limit the Sativa and Indica flower entries to genetic lineages that are greater than 70 percent in either species.

Competitors are required to properly categorize their entries. We reserve the right to recategorize an entry that does not fit. You may be required to submit genetic lineage (back to grandparents) if you have an unknown strain. Hybrids can include any combination of Indica or Sativa below 70 percent (60/40, 50/50 and so on). 

Flower Packaging

Please separate your entry into ten (10) 2-gram samples for judges and one (1) 2-4 gram sample for photo/display. Do not label your individual jars.

Competitor kits will be provided for flower entries – these are available for pickup at our retail grow store partners or may be ordered online (shipping charges only) starting in February. The outside of the box must be labeled with the name of the strain, type (I/S/H), category and company name or handle.

You must provide your own container for your photo/display sample. This sample will be used for both photography and for display during the Awards, so make sure it looks nice! Please label this sample “display.” 

If your photo/display sample does not fit in the box, it may be placed in a bag, tupperware container, or equivalent package of your choosing.

Flower Judging

The ten samples will be distributed to ten judges. Flower entries will be judged on the following items on a scale of 1-10 for a total possible score of 50 points: visual, aroma, taste, cure/flush, and effect.  

Concentrate Entries

The concentrate category encompasses; shatters, waxes, budders, taffy, bubble hash and hash.

Under concentrates the categories are Solventless Concentrates and Hash Concentrates.

Concentrate Packaging

Please separate your 5.5-gram entry into eleven (11) ½ -gram increments. Ten of these are for judges and one is for photo/display.

Submissions should contain eleven (11) ½ gram packages. Please label your photo/display sample “display” but leave the others unmarked. Concentrates may be packaged in parchment or PTFE squares inside a blank coin envelope or airtight bag, or in small unmarked glass jars. 

These smaller containers may be placed in a larger container. Please label the outside container with your identifying information including the name of the strain, type (I/S/H), category and company name or handle.

Concentrate Judging

The ten samples will be distributed to ten judges. Concentrate entries will be judged on the following items on a scale of 1-10 for a total possible score of 50 points: visual, aroma, taste, purge/cure, and effect.

Edibles & Topicals Entries

The edibles categories encompass any infused product that is eaten, including food and baked goods. Under edibles the categories are Edibles: THC and Edibles: CBD. Please see the CBD section for additional notes on CBD edibles.

If there is enough interest, we may add Tinctures, Beverages or Savory/Sweet.

The Topical category encompasses any infused product that is applied topically, including cream, salve, lotion, butter, soap, bath bomb, balm, chapstick, sun screen, and the like. 

Under Topicals the categories are Topicals: THC and Topicals: CBD. Please see the CBD section for additional notes on CBD topicals.

Packaging Edibles & Topicals Entries

Please provide eleven (11) individually packaged servings of your edible or topical, placed in one sealed container. Ten of these are for judges and one is for photo/display. 

The outside container must clearly state the name of the strain, type (I/S/H), category and company name or handle. **Edibles and Topicals do require original packaging, labeling, ingredients, dosing and serving size on each of the 11 entries. Participants MUST clearly label exactly the total MG of cannabis infused in each product.

We ask that if your edible requires refrigeration that you bring it in a cooler. We will prioritize edibles Judging Kits first during the submission week. 

The Edibles and Topicals categories are not blind testing but instead are open label. This is due to the fact that dosing, labeling and directions tend to be an important component in the scoring for these categories. 

Because they contain more perishable products, we prioritize edibles Judges Kits first during the submission week. We ask that you have your edibles entry in on time!

Note: Any items that require refrigeration/freezing are to be entered at your own risk as we cannot guarantee the stability of the product during transition periods. For this reason, easily spoiled products are discouraged but may still be entered at your own personal risk. If you do decide to enter a product that must be fresh or is easily spoiled, we ask that you take responsibility for getting a fresh sample to us for the display case at the actual event.

Edibles Judging

The ten samples will be distributed to ten judges. Edibles entries will be judged on the following items on a scale of 1-10 for a total possible score of 50 points: visual/packaging, aroma, taste, dosage/accuracy, and effect.

Topicals Judging

The ten samples will be distributed to ten judges. Edibles entries will be judged on the following items on a scale of 1-10 for a total possible score of 50 points: visual/packaging, aroma, effect/high, pain relief, and dosage/accuracy,

CBD & Hemp Flower Entries

The CBD category encompasses any flower, concentrate, edibles or topicals that meet the minimum CBD percentage required to compete.

Samples entered in the CBD flower category require a minimum of 5% CBD to compete.

Samples entered in the CBD concentrates category require a minimum of 25% CBD to compete.

Samples entered in the CBD edibles require a minimum ratio of 1:1. 

Samples Entered in the Hemp Flower category must test at below .3%% THC.

General Testing Guidelines

This year, we are allowing competitors to submit third party lab reports with their entries. We also offer discounted testing through our testing sponsor. Look out for more details on testing here soon.

Any test results submitted must include full cannabinoid content and potency levels as well as terpene testing. 

Competitor Dropoff Dates 

You can drop off your completed, packaged entry on March 5 for northern Vermont and March 6 for southern Vermont, locations TBA, from 12-4pm. We can arrange alternate dropoff if you absolutely cannot make our official dropoff dates.

What do I get with my entry?

Each competitor receives photography, one ticket to the Awards Party on April 16, and display of their entry during their awards. We’ll also share a discount code for family & friends tickets.

What do I get if I win?

First place winners receive an engraved trophy, recognition during the awards ceremony and online, and a prize kit from our sponsors. 

Second place winners receive a prize kit from our sponsors, shout out during the awards ceremony.

What are the rules regarding disqualification?

Heady Vermont reserves the right to disqualify entries for any rules violation and in cases where we deem the entry, or practices of the competitor therein, to be against the spirit of fair competition. 

  • Entries that have been adulterated with non-cannabis derived products will be disqualified. 
  • Entries that have incidents of mold, bacteria, or pesticides as identified either by the competition committee or our partner labs will be disqualified. 
  • If any entry is found to have been tampered with, adulterated or doctored in any way using any synthetic, artificial, or non-cannabis organic substances, that entry will be disqualified. This includes, but is not limited to, any substance that did not originate from the original source materials (cannabis), including additives such as non-cannabis derived terpenes, oils or flavonoids. This does NOT apply to entries in the Edibles or Topicals categories. 

These rules are solely in place for the safety and welfare of our judges and the community at large. We do not offer refunds in the rare event of a disqualification. 

Questions?

Please reach out to us anytime with your questions at info@headyvermont.com or 802-391-4251. Best of luck to all competitors