Competition info – Italian/Mediterranean 2017

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Italian/Mediterranean, 2017

Location: Florence, Italy
Judging dates: March 16, 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 national/regional competition for all categories EXCEPT Plain/origin dark, milk and white bars. These categories are judged at the Semi-final 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.

How to enter

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Please read the Rules of the Awards before entering.


Address for samples

International Chocolate Awards
Scuola di Arte Culinaria Cordon Bleu
Via Giusti 7 – 50121 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 15, 2017
  • Online closing date:
    – March 13, 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)