International Candle Awards

Gain recognition and compete against the world's best candle makers

WHAT IS THE ICA

The International Candle Awards is an independent competition recognising excellence in fine candle making. This includes both large and small scale manufacturers. We also recognise the importance of new comers to candle making and have a special award category dedicated just to them.

WHO CAN ENTER

As the World’s only fully independent international candle making competition, we aim to support homegrown micro businesses and companies producing fine candle products and small companies and artisans working with candles.

WHY INTERNATIONAL

By helping local candle manufacturers become a globally recognised name.
Helping international candle markets to grow and develop, we also aim to support this entire industry. 

WHEN WILL IT HAPPEN

2022 The First International Candle Awards

The Awards were founded in 2021 and are run by a group of independent international partners based in Australia with years of experience making and evaluating candles. The rules and judging are overseen by our permanent Grand Jury members, Country Partners and independent experts, who set the rules of the Awards based on ongoing consultation with our entrants.

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WHAT WE OFFER

2022

Competitions are held once a year. Winners of the regional competitions are judged together. Entry to the Awards is by submission and is open for any consumer retail products that meet the quality criteria laid down in our rules. Our judges include a wide range of experts.

Get your entries ready

Do you think you have what it takes to win the 2022 International Candle Awards?

Select your category and start making.

All entries need to be recieved before December 1st 2020

Real candle makers

International Candle awards are for real candle makers who have a real passion for candle making and who are not scared about going head to head to see who is the worlds best candle maker.

Package your entry correctly

Please ensure you package your candle entry correctly, making sure it it packed well to arrive undamaged.

Market Development

By making consumers more aware of the hard work and craft that goes into the best fine candle products, the International Candle Awards helps the candle industry to grow and develop in established regions as well as new markets. By helping to identify the best candle made by the best candlemaker , we hope to help candle makers, continue to succeed at producing the world’s best candles.

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Easy To Enter

We know most candle makers are small business owners and their time is very important to them. This is why we have made the process of entering the International Candle Awards quick and easy. Entries are open to a large range of wax, wicks and candle types. 

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Winners

Here we will display our winners

Best Candle Makers

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BEST CANDLE OVERALL BY Geographic Regions

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Best Candle Overall

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