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Competition info – Canadian National Competition 2017

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Canadian National Competition, 2017

Location: Toronto, Canada
Judging dates: September 22, 2017 – September 25, 2017
Eligible countries: Canada


The 2017 Canadian National competition takes place again in Toronto, Ontario and this year we’re pleased to announce that the competition will be judged at George Brown College with The Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts.

Winners will be announced at the end of the competition and will qualify for the World Final in London, 5-11 October 2017.


Open to all companies with their main base or head office in Canada, for flavoured bars, filled chocolates and spreads. Plain/origin and plain milk or white bars where judged for 2016 at the Americas Competition in New York, 14 – 19 May 2016.

NOTE: If you submitted Plain/origin bar entries to the Americas Competition, you will not be charged an admission fee for the Canadian competition.

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: United States.

The admission fee for this competition is CAD $80 and the fee for each entry is CAD $55. 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.


Address for samples

International Chocolate Awards
C/O Jennifer Lakhan-D’Souza
George Brown College
St. James Campus, B building
300 Adelaide St. E.
Toronto, ON
Chef School office rm. 318

International Chocolate Awards
C/O Jennifer Lakhan-D’Souza
16 Old Cleeve Cres.
Brampton, ON
L7A 0T5


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:
    – September 5, 2017
  • Last day to receive samples:
    – September 21, 2017
  • Online closing date:
    – September 21, 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
  • Filled/bonbons etc: 40 pieces
  • Spreads: 1 jar (min 300 grams/10 ounces)