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Competition info – World Final 2018

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World Final, 2018

Location: Florence, Italy
Judging dates: October 26, 2018 – November 2, 2018

The 2018 7th edition World Final will be held in Florence, Italy, in cooperation with the Italian school of the International Institute of Chocolate and Cacao Tasting, and will take place in Italy for the first time as part of our commitment to a truly representative international competition.

All 2018 Gold, Silver and Bronze entries from all competitions are eligible to enter the World Final, expect for winners of our Special Growing Country Support competitions in Peru and Central America.

The World Final will judge the best of the plain/origin and flavoured bars, filled chocolates/bonbons and spreads from this year’s winners from around the world. All entries are rejudged for the competition and compete equally with other World Finalists.

Prize Ceremony Dinner – 17 November 2018 6.30pm, Florence, Italy

SAVE THE  DATE – 17/11/2018 6.30PM

The 2018 World Winners will be celebrated at a Prize Ceremony Dinner, held in the historic Italian city of Florence on Saturday 17 November, 2018 from 6.30pm.

The event will include a dinner and winners’ presentation featuring specially created recipes using bean-to-bar chocolate from our past and present World Winners and will include presentation and sampling of this year’s World contenders.

Full details and pricing will be available shortly. Tickets will be publicly available, with seating reserved for entrants and judges at a preferential ticket price. More details will be available soon and all 2018 winners and judges will be sent an invitation in the next two weeks.

Eligibility

Entry is by qualification through a Gold, Silver or Bronze prize win at a National, Regional or Semifinal competition during 2018 only.

Winners of all the year’s competitions except our Growing Country Support competitions in Peru and Central America are invited to enter their 2018 winning entries in the World Final.

Only 2018 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 as way that it would constitute a different retail product.

Entrants’ 2018 winners will be automatically listed on the system when you register for the World Final.

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.

Info

Address for samples

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

IMP. NOTE: please label the package with “SAMPLES, NOT FOR RESALE. NO COMMERCIAL VALUE. NO NOS NECESSARY”

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:
    – September 17, 2018
  • Last day to receive samples:
    – October 26, 2018
  • Online closing date:
    – October 26, 2018
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: 300 grams/10 ounces