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World Final Phase #1 – European & Asia-Pacific Chocolatiers, 2020

Location: Florence, Italy
Judging dates: November 19, 2020 – December 3, 2020

ENTRIES NOW CLOSED.

Phase #1: European & Asia-Pacific Chocolatiers

As we reach the end of a challenging year, it’s time for some good news as we celebrate the best in chocolate from around the globe with the 2020 World Final.

Due to the special circumstances of 2020 and the delayed calendar this year because of COVID-19, the 2020 World Final will be held in three phases:

World Final Phase #1: European & Asia-Pacific Chocolatiers:
Florence, Italy. Closing date: 18 November 2020.

Open for Winners of: Italian/Mediterranean, Eastern European, French, Benelux, DACH, Scandinavian, British and for Winning chocolatier products from Asia-Pacific (all bonbons, filled chocolates, spreads and flavoured bars made from purchased couverture).

World Final Phase #2: European & Asia-Pacific Bean-to-bar:
Hannover, Germany. Closing date: 21 November 2020.

Open for Winners of: European, Middle Eastern and African Bean-to-Bar Competition and Asia-Pacific plain-origin and flavoured bars made from bean-to-bar by the entrant

World Final Phase #3: Americas and Canadian Chocolatier:
Details to be announced:

Remote judging

All judging will continue to be made by judges at home using our now well established remote judging protocols. Because of this, we are able to assure entrants that all World Final products will be judged to the same high standard by a wide-range of judges from our international panel.

Judging period and Announcement likely in January 2020

Because of the evolving COVID situation we are unable to give an exact date for when judging will be finished, but we do expect judging to continue over the holiday period and into the New Year. The World Final winners will most likely be announced around the third week of January 2021.

We want to assure all our entrants that products will be judged in the best possible condition. Fresh products such bonbons, ganaches, caramels etc will be prioritised and judged as soon as possible after the closing deadline for each phase.

Eligibility

Phase #1 of the World Final is for Winners of the 2020 Regional or National European Chocolatier competitions and Chocolatier products of the Asia-Pacific competition, including flavoured bars made from purchased couverture. It is NOT for European or Asia-Pacific Bean-to-bar bars, which should be entered in Phase #2.

Entry is by qualification through a Gold, Silver or Bronze prize win at one of the competitions listed above only.

Only 2020 winning products may be entered and may not be substituted for alternate products. Different batches are acceptable, as are batch variations and recipe changes that do not significantly alter the product in such a way that it would constitute a different retail product.

Entrants’ 2020 winning products will be automatically listed on the system when you register for the World Final.

The admission fee for this competition is EUR €50 and the fee for each entry is EUR €50. Prices will be converted into local currency by your credit card company, if required.

Competition status

This competition is not currently open for entries or has passed. Please check back for future competitions.

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Address for samples

Per International Chocolate Awards – World Final Phase #1
Att.ne Alessia Pucci e Cristina Jacomelli
Educatorio del Fuligno
Via Faenza 48
50123 Firenze
ITALIA

For courier use only:
Contact name: Cristina Jacomelli
Phone number: +39.055.210232

For courier use and shipment enquiries: office@internationalchocolateawards.com

Dates

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:
    – October 30, 2020
  • Last day to receive samples:
    – November 23, 2020
  • Online closing date:
    – November 23, 2020
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
  • Filled/bonbons etc: 40 pieces
  • Spreads: 1 jar (min 300 grams/10 ounces)
  • Hot chocolate: