The 13th annual Emerald Cup proudly announces its 2016 contest. The Emerald Cup will take place at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA from December 10-11, 2016. Contest entries start on Tuesday, November 1st and close Wednesday, November 23rd.
The Emerald Cup has grown so much in size over the past 13 years in great part due to the exponential amount of entries received each year. The event is always humbled every year to see the outpouring of interest from across the state of California to compete in The Emerald Cup. This event was started as a friendly competition to highlight the hard work of outdoor organic cannabis farmers; it has always been about celebrating the passion of California’s best cultivators, breeders, artisan hash makers, edibles creators, and topicals makers.
Each valid entry will receive a full spectrum test (potency, microbiological, and pesticide) from SC LABS. Included is the Terpene testing (on all flower and concentrate entries) in recognition of the extremely important role terpenes play in how we interact and are drawn towards cannabis. Also included is the microbiological and pesticide testing for every entry to ensure our judges don’t have to partake in any medicine that could possibly harm one’s health. Please note each entry is tested before being judged. Any Entry that fails for residual pesticides or excessive mold will be disqualified from judging.
More information and submission forms can be found here: http://theemeraldcup.com/contest
November 1, 2016 – Contest opens
November 23, 2016 – All entries must be received
WHERE: Various drop-off locations can be found here: http://theemeraldcup.com/contest
● Check their listings!
● All locations will accept entries through November 23rd only.
● Healing Harvest Farms (Laytonville) and SC Labs (Santa Rosa) will accept entries through November 26th
● Entries received by November 23rd pay $250 Entry Fee
● Entries received after November 23rd pay $400 Entry Fee
THE 2016 EMERALD CUP AWARD ENTRY CATEGORIES:
The Top 20
Breeders Cup Award
Best Terpene Profile Award
The Top 5 C02 Extracts
The Top 5 Topicals
The Top 5 Edibles
TINCTURES – SUBLINGUALS
The Top 5 Tinctures
REGENERATIVE FARM AWARD
Awarded to the farm that demonstrates the most regenerative and sustainable farming practices.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Awards to be given to recognize people who have done exceptional work to advance our community, awareness, and industry.