By entering the competition you agree to be bound by the rules. Please read them carefully.
Only entries which have been registered through the competition website, and entry fees of $7 per entry paid through PayPal by the close of registration, will be judged. Do not send unregistered entries, or entries which have not been paid.
The entry fee is $7 per entry.
Only home-produced amateur meads may be entered. If you are a professional meadmaker please consider entering the Pro Division!
Limit two entries per sub-category per entrant.
Two 12oz or larger bottles are required for evaluation. If entering smaller
bottles, three bottles are required to qualify for Best of Show. If you send fewer bottles, we will do our best, but we cannot guarantee there will be a sufficient quantity to fully evaluate your entry.
Bottles MUST be labeled with the registration entry number and BJCP style category. It is strongly preferred you print the labels from the registration website and affix them using rubber bands. PLEASE DO NOT USE TAPE TO AFFIX LABELS!!
All entries become property of the Texas Mead Association. Entries will NOT
be returned to entrants under any circumstances.
Entries must be received at drop-off locations between August 1st and September 8, 2017. Entries must be received at shipping locations between August 1st and September 9th, 2017. Be sure to label your entries clearly as being for the Texas Mead Cup. If dropping off entries, request that your entry be placed with the Texas Mead Cup entries so that it doesn't accidentially end up at another competition. The drop-off locations and Texas Mead Association are not liable for lost or misplaced drop-off entries.
The Texas Mead Association provides no warranty for your entry fee. Entries which are lost, broken, received after the deadline, or otherwise unfit for judging may not be judged and/or may be disqualified from winning medals. Under no circumstances will entry fees be refunded after the close of registration. If you wish to request a refund and cancel your registration prior to the entry date, you must do so by contacting the Competition Organizer.
All entry fees must be paid through the registration website. NO EXCEPTIONS. Do not attach payment in cash or check to entries!!
Entries will be judged in the category entered. The competition organizer, head judge, judges, and stewards will not recategorize your entry for you. If you enter it in the wrong category it will be judged in the wrong category. If you are unsure what category to enter a mead into, contact the competition organizer using the form on the competition registration website prior to registering your entry.
The preferred carrier for shipping entries is FedEx. Declare your entries as "samples for analysis". UPS is acceptable, but in our experience "loses" more entries than FedEx. DO NOT SHIP VIA THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE. SHIPPING OF ALCOHOL VIA THE USPS IS ILLEGAL. ANY ENTRIES SENT BY US MAIL WILL BE DESTROYED TO COMPLY WITH POSTAL REGULATIONS.
Meridian Hive Meadery
Attn: Texas Mead Cup
8120 Exchange Dr Ste 400
Austin, TX 78754