DC State Fair 2017 – DC Best Bud Contest – September 24 2017
The DC State Fair will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Waterfront Station in Southwest DC (375 and 425 M St. SW). The Best Bud contest will hold the preliminary judging event before the fair on Saturday, September 16th. You must drop off your entry sometime between 12 Noon and 4pm at King Weedy Mansion in Adams Morgan: 1849 Calvert Street, NW. The winner will be announced at the Fair on September 24 at 6:30pm.
Blue, red, and white ribbons will be awarded and more TBD. All judging and lab testing is anonymous an results only announced from the winning entrees. All other contestants will be the only one to know your results.
Who is eligible? What are the eligibility rules?
-The contest is open to District of Columbia residents ages 21 and older.
-You MUST show a valid drivers license or voter registration card to prove age and residency.
-Under no circumstances will a non-DC resident be admitted to the contest.
-All contestants must be age 21 or older.
-Entries MUST be grown in a private residence that legally allows growing bud.
-You may register up to three entries. You must submit a separate form for each entry.
-Your bud entry must be approximately 7 grams of flowers and submitted in an UNLABELED glass mason jar with a lid.
-YOU MUST BE AN AMATEUR/RECREATIONAL GROWER.
THE CONTEST IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 40 ENTRIES!
-Due to logistical constrictions, registration will close early if 40 entries are registered before the deadline.
So what do we look for in the perfect bud? We begin with the looks, of course – is she dense or fluffy? Does she have a clean trim, definitely by hand, that defines the shape of the bud? No loose messy buds ever get far. Is she covered in crystals, and what are her color variations? How sticky is it? Is it fruity or fuelly – or is it sweet or savory?”
You will be judged on the following criteria:
1. THC Potency Test – done by Steep Hill Labs (50 points)
2. Smell (10 points)
3. Touch (10 points)
4. Cure (10 points)
5. Trim (10 points)
6. Flavor (10 points)
Any entry with pests will be disqualified.
Contest and judging times will be announced soon.