Account Registration

You can create your account today through Friday, March 22, 2019 at 17:30, PDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Monday, February 11, 2019 at 00:01, PST.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Friday, March 22, 2019 at 17:30, PDT.

Entry Fees

$70.00 (USD) per entry.

Categories Accepted

Click or tap on the name to view the category's requirements.

A1 Modern Dry CiderA2 Modern Sweet CiderB1 Heritage Dry Cider
B2 Heritage Sweet CiderC1 English Dry CiderC2 English Sweet Cider
D1 French CiderE1 HoppedF1 Wild/Non-Sac
G1 Spiced CiderG2 BotanicalH1 Wood/Oaked
I1 Fruit CiderJ1 SpecialtyK1 Modern Perry
L1 Traditional PerryM1 Single Varietal – dessert/culinary applesM2 Single Varietal Cider – bittersweet/bittersharp apples
M3 Single Varietal Cider – crab applesM4 Single Varietal Cider – red flesh apples 

Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

    Entry Acceptance Rules

    We will send a bill to you once you have entered your ciders.

    PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY!  Thank you!   

    You can disregard the information below that says to put labels in ziplock bags and line your box with a plastic bag -- this information is not editable on the software we use for the competition!  NO LABELS THIS YEAR!!!

    Each entry will consist of:

    THREE capped or corked bottles if 750 ml

    FOUR capped or corked bottles if 500 ml, 22 or 16 oz

    SIX cans if 12 oz

    Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the PICC Style Guidelines. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry. 

    Judges will receive the information you put on your entry forms (please do not submit any information that will make it easy for judges to guess the name of your cidery), make sure you indicate the correct sweetness and carbination, and make note of anything special that you think would be helpful to the judges.  

    Please make sure to enter your ciders in the correct categories.  If you have questions about what the correct category might be, contact MJ at info@nwcider.com or 415-572-3973.

    Cideries may enter as many ciders per category as they want. Please only enter each cider into a single category.

    Drop-Off Location

    Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:00, PDT through Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 17:00, PDT.

    Square Mile Cider/Widmer Brothers
    955 N.Russell St., Portland OR 97227
    415-572-3973
    *Text MJ at 415-572-3973 with any questions

    Shipping Info

    Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:00, PDT through Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 17:00, PDT.

    Ship entries to:

    Widmer Brothers Brewing, attn: PICC
    929 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227

    Packing and Shipping

    Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

    Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

    Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.

    Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

    If you live in the United States, please note that it is illegal to ship your entries via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs officials at their discretion. It is solely your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

    Judging Locations and Dates

    Square Mile Cider (Widmer Brothers Brewing)
    955 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227
    Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 08:30, PDT

    Best of Show

    Winner of the Best of Show will be given the Cup with their cidery and cider name engraved on the plinth to display in their cidery for the upcoming year.

    Awards

    The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 20 in Portland, at a to be determined location.

    Category Medals:
    Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three scoring ciders in each category. In the extremely unlikely event that all the entries in a particular category scored very low, the category judges may decide to award no medals, or a combination of specific medals. For instance, there may be a bronze medal to the top scorer in a category and no silver and gold medals. A maximum of one gold, one silver and one bronze may be awarded per category. This award system is in contrast to GLINTCAP which awards medals based on merit with multiple gold, silver and bronze awards per category.

    Other Awards:
    Best of Show: Gold medals from each category will advance to the Best of Show competition for which a single winner will be selected by the lead judges from each judging group.

    Large Cidery of the Year: The cidery awarded the most number of medal points (weighted with gold as 5 points, silver as 3 points, and bronze as 1 point) producing over 10,000 gallons per year in the previous tax reporting year will win the Large Cidery of the Year award. Entrants must specify total annual production in gallons to be eligible for this award.

    Medium Cidery of the Year: The cidery awarded the most number of medal points (weighted with gold as 5 points, silver as 3 points, and bronze as 1 point) producing over 10,000 gallons per year but less than 250,000 gallons per year in the previous tax reporting year will win the Large Cidery of the Year award. Entrants must specify total annual production in gallons to be eligible for this award.

    Small Cidery of the Year: The cidery awarded the most number of medal points (weighted with gold as 5 points, silver as 3 points, and bronze as 1 point) producing under 10,000 gallons per year in the previous tax reporting year will win the Small Cidery of the Year award. Entrants must specify total annual production in gallons to be eligible for this award.

    Best New Cidery of the Year: The new cidery awarded the most number of medal points (weighted with gold as 5 points, silver as 3 points, and bronze as 1 point) will win the Best New Cidery of the Year award. Entrants must specify a company start date after June 1, 2016 to be eligible for this award.  This awards also comes with a $500 cash prize!

    Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

    Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.

    Awards Ceremony

    TBD
    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 19:00, PDT