How To Enter
- All chocolates, drinks and spreads entered in the Awards must be available for retail.
- The fee for entering the awards is £50 for each bar entered (£40 ‘early bird’ rate, operating until midnight on Sunday 31st December 2017; this will show as a discount at checkout) and £45 for all other products (£35 'early bird' rate). Bars submitted in retail packaging will be considered automatically for a Bar Packaging Award. All fees must be paid at the time of entry.
- If you are based outside the UK and wanting to submit fragile products with a short shelf life, such as filled chocolates and truffles, please bear in mind shipping times and possible delays when deciding whether to enter and how to ship your products.
STAGE 1: SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY
- Please select your product entries online and add to the shopping basket.
- While all products are judged blind, main flavours will be listed where relevant, the description entered will be available on request, and ingredient queries honoured with discretion.
- Multiple entries may be made in each category, but note that you will need to complete the detail for each product entered before starting afresh with the next product, whether in the same or a different category.
- Payment should be made at the time of entry via PayPal (this permits the use most major credit cards, you need not be a PayPal member) or BACS.
- CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRY FORMS: Wednesday 31st January 2018
STAGE 2: SUBMITTING YOUR PRODUCT
All bars, boxes and containers must be labelled with the code number issued to you via email by the AoC. If you have not received a code number within 72 hours of payment/entry confirmation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Products should be submitted to arrive after Monday 5th
February 2018 and no later than 12 noon on Monday 12th
February 2018. If sending from overseas, we understand arrival times are hard to determine, and would prefer you to allow plenty of time, even if this means delivery somewhat in advance of 5th February. Entries received after 12th February will not be accepted. Refunds will not be made.
Products should be sent to:
Attention of Gary Hunter / Ian Wild, AoC Awards 2018, Westminster College, 76 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PD.
We strongly recommend choosing a delivery method that permits tracking and confirmation of delivery.
Entries may be delivered by hand on the morning of Monday12th February.
- For each entry in the Bar categories please submit chocolate bars to a minimum total weight of 250g.
- For each entry in the Filled Chocolates categories please submit 30 of each chocolate.
- For each entry in the Drinking Chocolate categories please submit 2 x 125g minimum weight of the ingredients for the chocolate drink, and include instructions for preparation.
- For each entry in the Chocolate Spreads categories please submit 2 jars or containers.
- For each entry in the Boxes Packaging category please submit 2 samples of each entry. These may be empty of contents or filled; if award-winning containers are submitted filled, and the contents deemed to be of fine quality, you will be allowed to display an Award sticker on the container.
- Please ensure that your products are fresh and carefully prepared.
- Please take great care with packaging and posting – damaged entries cannot be judged fairly.
- Please ensure that all boxes AND separate bars or trays are clearly labelled with your name and the code issued to you. All entries will be judged blind (but with flavours and other essentials cited) and identified to judges only by their code numbers.