Competition info – Italian/Mediterranean 2017

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Italian/Mediterranean, 2017

Location: Florence, Italy
Judging dates: March 17, 2017 – March 20, 2017
Eligible countries: Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates


The combined Italian National and Mediterranean regional rounds, bringing together cultures and chocolate companies sharing the influence and ingredients of the Mediterranean sea. Winners will pass through to the World Final in London in October 2017.


This competition judges flavoured bars, filled chocolates, bonbons and pralines and chocolate spreads is open to all companies with their main business or head office in the countries listed and all Middle East and North African companies.

This is a Chocolatier competition for all categories EXCEPT for Plain/origin and Flavoured dark, milk and white bars made by Bean-to-Bar chocolate makers. These products are judged at the regional Bean-to-Bar competition, held in: Netherlands.

The admission fee for this competition is EUR €55 and the fee for each entry is EUR €40. Prices will be converted into local currency by your credit card company, if required.

Competition status

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Address for samples

Per International Chocolate Awards IT/MED competition
Att.ne Alessia Pucci e Monica Meschini
Educatorio del Fuligno
Via Faenza 48
50123 Firenze


To ensure your samples are in the best condition for the competition, please do not send for delivery before the samples opening date. For fresh products such as ganaches, you are advised to send in the last week before the closing date.

  • Open to receive samples:
    – February 22, 2017
  • Last day to receive samples:
    – March 16, 2017
  • Online closing date:
    – March 16, 2017
Sample quantities

To ensure that we have enough products go through our Selection, Main and Grand Jury judging rounds, please send the following quantities of EACH product you enter:

  • Bars: 400g (14 ounces) total weight total weight
  • Filled/bonbons etc: 40 pieces pieces
  • Spreads: 1 jar (min 300 grams/10 ounces)