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World Final, 2021-22

Location: Hannover, Germany
Closing date: October 3, 2022
Judging dates: October 19, 2022 – November 20, 2022


The 2021-22 season World Final is now open for entries.

We are proud to celebrate ten years of the International Chocolate Awards with the 10th edition of our World Final, the final round of the season for the world’s largest chocolate competition.

The World Final brings together all 2021-22 season’s winners from the main regional and national competitions, to be matched against the best in the world with a fresh round of judging by our panel of top global chocolate judges.

Over our ten seasons, we have promoted the ever-improving quality of established and new craft chocolate makers and fine chocolatiers from around the world. By recognizing the very best chocolate in the world, we aim to support truly sustainable and traceable cacao farming and of course the very best tasting chocolate.

Remote judging

All judging will continue to be made by judges at home using our now well-established remote judging protocols. This also helps us to include a wide range of top judges from our international panel.

The winners will be announced in a Zoom event at the end of November.


Important – Customs information

Rules for importing food into the EU are becoming stricter, particularly with foods containing any animal products, such as milk powder in milk or white chocolate. To avoid problems, delays and extra charges, please pay attention to the customs requirements for your shipment and make sure you complete all the correct details for your customs invoice.

Your samples can still arrive safely if you follow our advice and use the information we provide on the customs invoice detail example, including the correct tariff code for each entry. You will receive this information after you have entered the competition.

You are advised to send products in your normal retail packaging if possible, but mark each package or box with “COMMERCIAL SAMPLE – NOT FOR SALE”. (This is also on the product labels we provide.)

If your product includes milk or white chocolate made with animal milk, you are advised to declare the origin of the milk powder. The same applies if milk is listed in your ingredients. If possible, a letter from your supplier confirming that the milk powder provided comes exclusively from the declared origin will help. The EU accepts products with milk origins from a published list of countries without restrictions. We will send you this list by email, if your milk powder comes from one of these countries you are likely to have fewer problems! If you are using alternative non-dairy/vegan milk powder, please make this clear and do NOT use the word ‘milk’.

We will try to help as much as possible with customs problems, but if there are any delays or charges these will be your responsibility. By far the best approach is to get the paperwork right in the first place, then there is much more chance of your package going through without any problems.


Eligibility

Entry into the World Final is by qualification through a Gold, Silver or Bronze prize win at one of our main series of national and regional competitions. (Cacao Country Support competitions are not included). All World Final entries are rejudged by our top international judges with no reference to previous scores or prizes.

Only 2021-22 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. (For example, if an ingredient is no longer available.) Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this.

Entrants’ 2021-22 winning products are automatically listed on your entry page when you register for the World Final, you will not have to register them again. If you need any changes to your product details, please let us know.

The admission fee for this competition is EUR €60 and the fee for each entry is EUR €55. 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

CHOCOLATS-DE-LUXE.DE GmbH
World Final
Helmkestr. 5A
30165 Hannover
Deutschland

Contact: Michaela Schupp
Ph. (for deliveries only) + 49-511-78094370
Email (for deliveries only): michaela.schupp@chocolats-de-luxe.de

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:
    – September 11, 2022
  • Last day to receive samples:
    – October 5, 2022
  • Online closing date:
    – October 3, 2022
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: