The 15th Annual
Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition
May 19-21, 2021
Grand Rapids, Michigan
We have made the difficult decision to push the 15th Annual Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) to May 19-21, 2021. As we did not want to jeopardize the safety of our volunteers, there will be no judging held in 2020.
Entrants will receive a separate email with additional details. Due to the legal and logistical challenges involved, it is not possible for the competition to return samples that have already been shipped. Because the initial postponement was announced early in the main registration window, only a dozen or so entrants should be affected.
If you must withdraw some or all of your entries due to financial hardship or other reasons, you are entitled to a full refund of the entry fees. However, we encourage you to keep your entries in the 2021 competition if at all possible. Because the organization incurs many costs whether a judging takes place or not, these entry fees will help ensure the long-term viability of the event.
This was not an easy decision to make, but we believe it is in everyone’s best interest. The competition’s amazing growth over the past decade would not have been possible without the incredible energy put forth by our passionate judges, stewards, and staff each year. I will miss seeing my friends in Grand Rapids, but this is clearly and obviously the correct course of action.
We will announce more details regarding the May 19-21 competition and the May 22 festival early next year.