Homebrew competitions involve more than just collecting and judging entries and handing out medals. To be successful, they require some vision and strong planning ahead of the judging date. From the entrant’s perspective, there are multiple competitions to choose from. They are a great way to gain feedback and tips for improvement on your brews, but how do you know which ones to enter? This presentation looks at how to take competitions to the next level for both the organizer and the homebrewer who is entering.