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Dates & Deadlines

Dates & Deadlines

Please reference these important Dates & Deadlines as the competition progresses. If you still have questions, check out our FAQ Page for more information.

Through March 3

Update AHA Account

Members should make sure their contact information and address are up to date on their member record prior to filling out the application and registration, and they must be actively subscribed to NHC emails. Subscribe to NHC emails or update your account settings in your profile on You may change your address in the open-enrollment application, too.

February 17 (10 a.m MST) to March 3 (3 p.m. MST)

Competition & Beer Registration

AHA Members are emailed a username (email address) and password to enroll in the competition, request the amount of beers they’d like to enter and pay for their entries. Please review the confirmation email to ensure all information is accurate. You may edit this application until the window closes. You must pay for your entries during this time. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the competition and lower priority in future years. *The registration period may close earlier than March 3/transition to a waitlist if we exceed demand for competition entries

By March 17

Refund Period

Entrants may request refunds if there are extenuating and extreme circumstances that prevent you from shipping your entries. This is done on a case-by-case basis.

Ongoing Through April 25

Judge & Steward Sign-up

Judges, stewards, and table captains are welcomed to the competition on an invitation basis. If interested in judging, stewarding, or table captaining, please email John Moorhead ( for more information.

Through March 28

Entry Edits

Only available after payment. Log in to the competition website to update/edit your entries. Make sure to reprint Entry Labels to attach to your entries if you edit any of them prior to shipping or dropping off. Organizers will use the information on the Entry Label received only. After registration, category limits are put in place to build out the competition. As a category fills, it will not accept more entries once the limit is reached. This needs to be done so we can accommodate the judging needs. Specialty information is editable until the shipping window.

March 29 to April 9 (COB)

Competition Shipping Window

Competition beers due to competition shipping location. Find the shipping or drop-off location in the Rules & Regulations.

April 10 to April 25

Competition Sorting & Reconciliation

Competition entry check-in and sorting in cold storage. Any bottle or entry issues resolved with entrants.

April 26 to May 2

Competition Judging

Competition judging for all entries. Check the Status Table for more information.

May 3 to June 19

Competition Results Verification

Competition team verifies all results for Award Ceremony.

June 19

Awards Ceremony

NHC Awards Ceremony at Homebrew Con. The complete winners list will be posted after the Awards Ceremony concludes.

By July 12

Competition Scoresheets, Letters and Prizes

All entrants’ scoresheets emailed after Award Ceremony. Post-Competition Packages are delivered to your Brewer Profiles. All prizes and medals mailed out. Please allow up to 10 business days for your prize package to arrive.