Competition Rules and Information

Entry deadline – February 24, 2017

Mead arrival dates – January 09, 2017 – February 25, 2017

Please Ship Domestic Entries (USA) to

Elite Brands of Colorado
Attn: Brett Boyd-Director of Warehouse Operations
4780 Holly Street
Denver, CO

For the most current MCI style guidelines please click here

Please make any checks payable to: Mazer Cup International


All commercial entries must be produced in a duly licensed commercial facility.


  • Please use the online entry system. Click here to enter.
  • Please be sure to check the style guidelines before you enter.
  • Entrants are responsible for categorization of their entries.
  • Please provide all pertinent information requested on the entry form.
  • Entries that fail to list the sweetness or carbonation levels will be judged relative to the defaults defined in the most current Mazer Cup International Mead Style guidelines.
  • Entries and payment are due by the entry deadline at the address listed in this document.
  • All entries become the property of the Mazer Cup International and will not be returned.
  • Any questions or disputes will be settled by the competition organizers, and all decisions are final.


  • All shipping containers must be clearly labeled: “SAMPLE ONLY NOT FOR RESALE”
  • Click here for a printable label.
  • Please send three (3) 750ml bottles (or equivalent) per entry
  • 2017 fees are $75.00 USD per entry


  • The point system, judging standards, and MCI competition process will be discussed prior to judging
  • No judge or steward will be assigned to a flight in which they have an entry.
  • Entries will be poured in a separate room from where judging is conducted.
  • Each glass will be identified only by a numbered tag before being sent for judging.
  • Judges will evaluate the meads according to the most current Mazer Cup Meadery Style Guidelines.
  • Judges are instructed to provide helpful, descriptive and constructive feedback for the meads they judge.


  • Gold (first), silver (second) and bronze (third) medals will be awarded to the best meads in each category.
  • Judges may choose not to award medals if no mead in the category merits a medal.
  • All judge decisions are final.

When using a MCIMC medal winning mead in advertising please be sure to:

  • State the full name and year of the competition.
  • State the award granted (gold, silver, bronze or honorable mention)
  • No other claims may be made based upon an award from this competition.
  • Thank you for your cooperation and understanding