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Competition info – DACH - Deutschland / Österreich / Schweiz Wettbewerb Chocolatier Competition 2020

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DACH – Deutschland / Österreich / Schweiz Wettbewerb Chocolatier Competition, 2020

Location: Hannover, Germany
Judging dates: May 4, 2020 – May 15, 2020
Eligible countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland

ENTRIES NOW CLOSED.

Due to the special situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting events in Europe, the DACH competition will be judged this year by remote judging only.

This is a difficult time for the world, for business and for chocolate, but we want to continue to support the fine and craft chocolate world during this challenging situation – and hopefully provide some good news for fine chocolate companies, helping to celebrate and support the work of small artisans and to help to promote the best in chocolate.

Remote judging

Your entries will be received as usual by our German partner CHOCOLATS-DE-LUXE.DE GmbH in Hannover, who are also hosting the 2020 European, Middle Eastern and African Bean-to-Bar Competition. All products will then be repacked as blinded samples and sent to our panel of international judges and Grand Jury to judge at home using our online judging system. We have been using remote judging for bars in some of our competitions since 2018 and this year for filled chocolates and bonbons for the Italian/Mediterranean competition and we are confident that this system will allow us to maintain a high quality of judging. Reference sets of each submission will be held at the receiving venue in case of any issue with the samples sent to judges and products will be blinded as usual.

Judging will commence once all the samples have been packed, after the deadline to receive samples of 30 April 2020. Judging will take place at the start of May and we hope to announce the winners in June. Unfortunately at this time we are unable to say if we’ll be able to hold a ceremony for this competition, but we are looking at options in the autumn season if the situation has improved by then.

Entry fees and quantities

To help support our entrants, we are waiving the registration fee of €55 Euros, so it will now be free to register and you will only pay the fee for each product entered. We are also reducing the quantities required to 300 grams of bars in total for each product entered, and to 30 pieces of bonbons for each product entered.

Bean-to-bar chocolate makers with plain/origin and flavoured bars can enter them into the European, Middle Eastern and African Bean-to-Bar Competition.

Winners of this competition will pass through to the World Final, which will be held later in the year, with the timing depending on the ongoing situation.  

Eligibility

This competition judges filled chocolates, bonbons, ganaches, truffles, pralines, caramels, fondants and spreads made from couverture chocolate, and filled chocolates, bonbons, ganaches, truffles, pralines, caramels, fondants and spreads made from bean-to-bar chocolate. The competition also includes flavoured chocolate bars made from couverture chocolate purchased from a chocolate maker.

The competition is open to all companies with their main business or head office in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Bean-to-bar chocolate makers with plain/origin and flavoured bars can enter the European, Middle Eastern and African Bean-to-Bar Competition, which will take place using the same remote judging method in coordination with our partner CHOCOLATS-DE-LUXE.DE GmbH in Hannover, Germany.

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: Germany.

The admission fee for this competition is EUR €0 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.

Info

Address for samples

International Chocolate Awards / DACH
c/o CHOCOLATS-DE-LUXE.DE GmbH
Helmkestr. 5A
30165 Hannover
Deutschland

Contact for deliveries only: Michaela Schupp
Ph. + 49-511-78094370

EORI-Nr. for customs: DE6647944

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:
    – April 6, 2020
  • Last day to receive samples:
    – May 5, 2020
  • Online closing date:
    – April 30, 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: 300g total weight
  • Filled/bonbons etc: 30 pieces per product pieces
  • Spreads: 1 jar (min 300 grams/10 ounces) per product
  • Hot chocolate: