Notice to International Commercial Competition Participants
In light of the added difficulties posed by the USA Government shutdown, the Mazer Cup International Mead Competition will be accepting hand carried entries from International Commercial Contestants Only.
The Mazer Cup International team will have a special table set up in the Atrium Level (Bottom Level of the Hotel) to accept International Commercial Entries. We will have an MCI team member at the table to log your entries and accept them for the competition. All International hand carried Commercial entries must be delivered by 2 PM on Thursday, March 14, 2019 to the MCI International Entry check in table or face disqualification.
Only hand carried international Commercial Entries may be delivered to the hotel and received at the Check-In desk in the atrium level.
Absolutely no Domestic hand carried Commercial or Home entries will be accepted at the Check-in Desk in the Atrium Level.
USA Government Shutdown Notice:
Many of you are aware that there is a government shutdown in progress in the United States of America. This is going to affect international commercial competition entries negatively. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) are closed and are not processing COLA waivers. This will impact all International entries being shipped to the Mazer Cup International Mead Competition.
A backlog of unprocessed COLA waivers is being created and will have to be cleared before any new COLA waivers can be processed. This will increase the wait time and will very likely cause your entries to be delayed past the arrival deadline for the competition. If you have an alternate method of getting your entries to the competition, we suggest that you pursue that method for sending your entries to the competition. We have no influence or control over the government shutdown, the TTB or US Customs, and the effect it will have on delaying your entries.
ENTRY, REGISTRATION & MEAD MIXER TICKETS
From Mike Faul, founder and owner of Rabbits Foot Meadery:
To all of you who will compete in the 2019 Mazer Cup International Home MeadMaker Competition
As we approach our 25th year in business we wanted to do something that was good for the industry but also focus on those individuals that have been our greatest supporters in the industry. But what could we do that would have an impact? Then it struck me when I came home from the most recent AMMA meeting at the Mazer Cup.
We have done extremely well in past years and now believe more than ever that the newer mead makers deserve to be recognized too and in light of that we decided that we would not be entering any of the commercial competitions but instead use that money to help all the home mead makers by not only continuing to sponsor the T-Shirts to help the MCI but to show our profound respect for the non-professional mead makers, amateur is not a word I would use and after tasting some superb meads this year, and one in particular that was beyond words, we decided that what was needed in addition to the wonderful award for the best of show mead, is to award some cash to that person.
It is with great pleasure that I want to announce the ‘Rabbit’s Foot Meadery Prize’. This will be an annual prize of $500 to the winner of the Home Best of Show award. Our small way of showing you that we appreciate your efforts, your experimentation and to provide you with some financial assistance to keep you making more.
We all started somewhere.
MCI Competition Entries Open: Januray 04, 2019
Mazer Cup International Competition! March15-17, 2019
This competition is produced and operated by mead-lovers and enthusiasts from across the USA who want to see mead restored to its rightful place as a mainstream beverage everyone can enjoy. We have no affiliations with any meaderies, and we operate independently of any commercial mead organizations or associations. Most of us have been actively working as volunteers since the 2006 Home and Commercial Mead Competitions at the International Mead Festival in Boulder, CO. We travel to Broomfield, CO every year to help put on this competition and associated events. We pay our own transportation, lodging, meals and associated costs out of our own pockets. We are reimbursed for direct MCI related expenses only.
The Mazer Cup International Mead Competition is operated and hosted by the Mazer Cup International Incorporated., a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. No funds are disbursed to board or planning committee members except to reimburse out of pocket expenses which are verified by receipts/invoices. The Mazer Cup International is an IRS approved and registered non-profit as well as a State of Colorado registered non-profit. All proceeds from entry fees and associated events are used to fund the competitions and to give financial support to the Community Food Share.
The Mazer Cup International Mead Competition and associated events are funded by competition entry fees, donations, sponsorships and proceeds from the admission and table fees from the Mead Mixer. This revenue also enables us to donate to the Community Food Share serving the Boulder and Broomfield communities. Since 2015, proceeds from the Mead Mixer have funded over 27,000 meals for those in need.
Federal Tax ID #: 46-2154298
The Mazer Cup International has been in a supporting partnership with the Community Food Share of Boulder and Broomfield Counties since 2015. Proceeds from the Mazer Cup International Mead Mixer have funded over 27,000 meals distributed by the Community Food Share to those in need.
The mission of the Community Food Share of Boulder and Broomfield Counties is to be a leader in the effort to end hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties.
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