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During this difficult time Valkyries Horn will hold a virtual mead only competition.  Here is the breakdown:

Entry limit: 250 total entries

Limit of 5 entries per participant with no limit on subcategory.

Judging:  What to expect

  • 3 bottles per entry: To limit bottle requirements, we will be using two bottles per judging group, 1 per judge, and one bottle for the only BOS judge.
  • Judging will be done remotely and simultaneously with internet meeting tools..
    Judges will complete their flights for a given category on the same day and will be responsible for mini BOS judging
  • We will limit judging to no more than 2 flights per day.
  • We will combine and split categories to ensure that a mead judging pair can judge and assign 1,2, 3rd places in one day.
  • BOS show judging will be done by a very experienced celebrity judge.
  • You will receive a copy of the judging scoresheet from both judges assigned to the flight.
    Prizes: To limit contact and shipping between parties, there will be no prizes.  We will be providing medals to those that win them.

Judging expectations:

  • Valkyries Horn expects that if you sign up to judge you will have a computer and acceptable internet access to enable remote/virtual judging.
  • We expect that you will work with your other assigned judge to set up a time to judge the assigned entries within the time frame allotted, and will ensure that judging is done simultaneously.
  • Judges must be available to pickup entries from the Twin Cities cellar location.
  • One person may pick up and transport entries for multiple judges in out of town areas.