Thank you Janis; wouldn't mind seeing that number a couple more times this week if you get the time to post.
question about deadlines...
I see the shipping deadline. I see the period where we'll find out how many we can enter and have 3 days to pay. What about the deadline to finalize your entries? Since we are not finding out entry numbers until February, and since the maximum number is much smaller than it's ever been, a brewer needs to be really sure their beer is good. With that in mind I'm vetting my many possible entries in another competition first. Will I have time to get the results of that competition - in this case, Feb 22nd - before I have to finalize which of my entries are my best shot at fortune and glory?
thanks for all your hard work--
Sorry about that; the communication piece has been HUGE this year, and some of the finer details haven't been expressed sufficiently apparently.
When you are notified that you're in the competition, which competition it is, and how many entries are allowed, you will have the link to the competition application. Click on the link, and you should log in with your e-mail and AHA member number as your password. The first thing I would do is go to My Info & Entries, scroll down to the entry table and edit each entry in the table to reflect your entries, give it your best guess. Next, pay the entry fee to get that out of the way (3 day time limit).
Then, bookmark the competition application, or save the confirmation e-mail so that you have the link to the competition. You can edit the entry information and print the bottle labels all the way until the end of the shipping/drop-off deadline (March 17), if that is what you want to do. I can't really say whether you'll get information from the other competition in a timely fashion.
Good luck in the competitions!