The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) has announced that the 2019 regional competition season will run from the last week of August through to the first week of December in 2018.
Final dates and locations will be announced by 1 July, and released with any updated rules announcements.
2018 rules will be used for the regional competition season, switching to 2019 rules for the nationals.
ASCA has also opened expressions of interest to venues or events interested in hosting a regional competition for the 2019 competition year. Submissions are now open to hold the competitions in Melbourne, Sydney or Canberra, Perth, and Brisbane.
Venues wishing to host a competition need to have a space large enough to hold a stage area for two stations, back of house, judges room, and audience area. Full requirements to host a competition can be found HERE
Hosting a regional competition is an amazing opportunity to have the best of the best local coffee industry all come to your venue. It’s also a great way to support the industry, by providing a space for our amazing competitors, judges, volunteers and coffee competition fans to come together an celebrate our incredible specialty coffee industry.
Submissions of interest are due by 30 May. A regional competition manager will come visit you and the venue to decide if hosting a competition is right for you.