How to Enter the 2024 National Homebrew Competition

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2024 National Homebrew Competition Medal

Register your best beer, mead, and cider now through until March 15, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. MT.

It’s go time! With nine first round locations and a final round in San Diego, you have the opportunity to win grand prizes, receive first-round feedback, and earn final-round medals from the largest judge pool. The competition culminates with an awards ceremony in Denver.

We encourage you to enter early, as your preferred first round location may reach capacity or move to a waitlist if the demand for competition entries is exceeded.

Register Now

To Enter the Competition:

  1. Confirm your Member ID, it’s on your member card, and used to register
  2. Select the first round site of your choice and click the Register Now button
    • Receiving and judging dates vary by location
    • First round site availability is first come, first served
    • When a first round site has reached capacity a “Site Full” banner will be posted
  3. Pro Tips
    • Review the 2024 Style Guidelines and choose the best fit for your entry. As competition organizers, we aren’t able to advise which category to enter, but you may reference the guidelines to make your best selection
    • Registration is hosted on the Beer Awards Platform (BAP). If you’ve registered for a competition in BAP before, you’ll just need to log in to register for NHC.
      • New to BAP or forgot your credentials? Use the “Sign up” or “Reset forgotten password” prompts on the login page.

The National Homebrew Competition awards ceremony will take place on October 10 at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo. and will be streamed online via The Brewing Network. Learn more about Homebrew HQ at the Great American Beer Festival.

The National Homebrew Competition is made possible through the generous support of entrants, volunteers, judges, and sponsors!

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