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Your Commercial Organizer will be Scot Scharr (

If you are looking to judge or volunteer, please register on the home site, at

International Shipping Information
The Mazer Cup International Mead Competition is very pleased to receive International Entries through our sponsor and partner Centeur Imports LLC of New Hampshire.  Brian Green is the proprietor of this import company and they are in business to educate and tempt the American palate with rare, award-winning mead and wine from Central and Eastern Europe. We are very fortunate and excited to be working with Brian and Centeur Imports LLC and look forward to receiving Mazer Cup International entries for our Competition.  Please contact Brian Green of Centeur Imports LLC by email ( BEFORE you ship any entries.  No in-person drop-offs will be accepted by Centeur Imports LLC. No Exceptions.

International shippers, please contact Brian prior to 08/20/2022!

Please ship International Commercial Entries to:

Centeur Imports LLC
Attn:  Brian Green
Care of Worldwide Wine of New England
9 Mear Road
Holbrook, MA 02343 USA

For any questions please contact

Shipping Within The United States

KC Bier Co
Attn: Mazer Cup
310 W 79th St.
Kansas City, MO 64114

All the entries become the property of the Mazer Cup International Incorporated, and will not be returned.

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

Please be sure to check the style guidelines before you enter as they have changed, we are basically using the same categories as home.

Entrants are responsible for the categorization of their entries. Competition staff (including judges) are not permitted to re-classify or re-categorize incorrectly entered mead.

You may not enter the same mead in more than one category

Any and all “Weed/Cannabis/Derivative Mead” entries are prohibited and will be disqualified.

Categories may be combined if there are not enough entries to judge in that category. In the event we combine categories, judges will be advised of the original category and instructed to judge the entry according to the original category.

Any questions or disputes will be settled by the competition organizers, and all decisions are final.

We request you send three bottles, if you send bottles smaller than 10 oz (300 ml) each, please send four.   We prefer 12 oz beer bottles as they are easier to stack, store and handle, however, we will accept whatever bottles you send.  Once again, sending only two bottles will not provide enough mead for the category and the BOS judging rounds. If one of the bottles breaks during shipping there is no guarantee there will be enough for subsequent medal rounds. Three bottles ensure enough mead for medal and BoS if your mead progresses that far.  Don't be that person that misses out on a medal because you did not want to send enough mead. Also, keep in mind the BOS judges will be five to six judges!

The official style guidelines for this competition are the 2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Style Guidelines for Mead, Revision 2015. The BJCP Style guidelines can be found at  Every entry must be assigned a particular category and sub-category by the entrant, and according to these guidelines.  Competition staff is not permitted to categorize entries that arrive unlabeled, illegible, or otherwise indiscernible as to the entry category.  Competition staff (including judges) are not permitted to re-classify or re-categorize incorrectly entered mead.

All entries must be entered via the online entry system, and entries are not guaranteed until they are paid for in PayPal.  No entries will be accepted at the venue, no exceptions.  Your entries are not guaranteed until payment is made.  Any entries not paid when the entry cap is reached will be disqualified.

NOTE: We strongly recommend the use of placeholder entries followed immediately by payment to secure your spot in the competition.

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 into 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

Judges are instructed to provide helpful, descriptive, and constructive feedback for the meads they judge.
All scoring will be done via electronic score sheets with an overall score given between 0 – 100.  Overall feedback will be provided about the mead and the standard BJCP score sheet and system will not be used.



BJCP 2015 Judging Styles

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Select or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

35A Berry - Dry (Custom Style) 36A Berry - Semi (Custom Style) 37A Berry - Sweet (Custom Style)
38A Melomel - Dry (Custom Style) 39A Melomel - Semi (Custom Style) 40A Melomel - Sweet (Custom Style)
41A Fruit and Spice Mead - Dry (Custom Style) 42A Fruit and Spice Mead - Semi (Custom Style) 43A Fruit and Spice Mead - Sweet (Custom Style)
44A Experimental Mead - Dry (Custom Style) 45A Experimental Mead - Semi (Custom Style) 46A Experimental Mead - Sweet (Custom Style)
47A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead - Dry (Custom Style) 48A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead - Semi (Custom Style) 49A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead - Sweet (Custom Style)
50A Barrel Aged (Custom Style) 51A Session Dry (Custom Style) 52A Session - Semi (Custom Style)
53A Session - Sweet (Custom Style) 54A Varietal Honey - Dry (Custom Style) 55A Varietal Honey - Semi (Custom Style)
56A Varietal Honey - Sweet (Custom Style) M1A Dry Mead M1B Semi-Sweet Mead
M1C Sweet Mead M2A Cyser M2B Pyment
M2D Stone Fruit Mead M4A Braggot M4B Historical Mead


Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3

Judging Sessions and Dates

Session 1
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 9:00 AM, CDT

Session 2
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11:00 AM, CDT

Session 3
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 1:30 PM, CDT

Session 4
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 3:30 PM, CDT

Session 5
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9:00 AM, CDT

Session 6
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 11:00 AM, CDT

Session 7
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 1:30 PM, CDT

Session 8
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 3:30 PM, CDT


Best of Show

The Best Of Show winner will be decided by the competition staff from the available judging pool.



Awards will be broadcast live via CrowdCast!

The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed; however, a location has not been determined at this time.  CDC and local government guidelines will apply to in-person attendance at the time of the awards ceremony.  Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.  Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Score sheets should be available for download by 09/20/2022.  Scoresheets will ONLY be available online through the competition download feature.


Awards Ceremony

Thursday, September 15, 2022 7:00 AM, CDT