CANDLE AWARDS

International Candle Awards – Categories and Rules
Summary

• To enter the International Chocolate Awards, please visit: www.internationalcandleawards.com/enter/
• Entry fees for each competition are given on the website with payment details. Entry fees are non- refundable. Payment is made through our online system with our merchant partner, .
• You may enter a unlimited number of products in each category.
• Entries are judged using our specially developed judging system, created after international trials and consultation with independent experts around the world. Full details of the judging
scheme and forms are available on the Awards website.
• All entries should be available for at least one month during the year of the competition. See below for full details of the rules.
• Unless otherwise stated for a specific competition, quantities of product needed are: 1 candle per category
• Please see our website for details of the receiving addresses for samples for each competition. Each entry must be packaged separately and clearly marked with the category
and product numbers.
• For our full calendar of competitions this year, please see our website.
• By entering the International Candle Awards you agree to abide by the rules given
below.

Product Categories
The International Candle Awards includes the following categories. Please read the rules at the end of
this document, which apply to all categories unless otherwise stated.

NEW CANDLE MAKER (MUST BE SELLING CANDLES FOR 2 YEARS OR LESS)

  • BEST NEW CANDLE MAKER
  • BEST CANDLE (NON SCENTED)
  • BEST CANDLE (SCENTED)
  • BEST NOVELTY CANDLE
  • BEST PILLAR CANDLE
  • BEST TEA LIGHT CANDLE
  • BEST VOTIVE CANDLE
  • BEST TAPER CANDLE
  • BEST CHIME CANDLE
  • BEST JAR CANDLE
  • BEST MELT (SCENTED)
  • BEST SINGLE WICK CANDLE
  • BEST MULTI WICK CANDLE
  • BEST SINGLE WOOD WICK CANDLE
  • BEST MUILI WOOD WICK CANDLE
  • BEST MOLDED CANDLE


SMALL SCALE (MUST BE HOME BASED BUSINESS NOT OPPERATING FROM A COMMERCIAL PREMISES)

  • BEST SMALL SCALE CANDLE MAKER
  • BEST CANDLE (NON SCENTED)
  • BEST CANDLE (SCENTED)
  • BEST NOVELTY CANDLE
  • BEST PILLAR CANDLE
  • BEST TEA LIGHT CANDLE
  • BEST VOTIVE CANDLE
  • BEST TAPER CANDLE
  • BEST CHIME CANDLE
  • BEST JAR CANDLE
  • BEST MELT (SCENTED)
  • BEST SINGLE WICK CANDLE
  • BEST MULTI WICK CANDLE
  • BEST SINGLE WOOD WICK CANDLE
  • BEST MUILI WOOD WICK CANDLE
  • BEST MOLDED CANDLE

COMMERCIAL CANDLE MAKER

  • BEST COMMERCIAL CANDLE MAKER (MUST BE COMMERICALLY OPPERATED BUSINESS)
  • BEST CANDLE (NON SCENTED)
  • BEST CANDLE (SCENTED)
  • BEST NOVELTY CANDLE
  • BEST PILLAR CANDLE
  • BEST TEA LIGHT CANDLE
  • BEST VOTIVE CANDLE
  • BEST TAPER CANDLE
  • BEST CHIME CANDLE
  • BEST JAR CANDLE
  • BEST MELT (SCENTED)
  • BEST SINGLE WICK CANDLE
  • BEST MULTI WICK CANDLE
  • BEST SINGLE WOOD WICK CANDLE
  • BEST MUILI WOOD WICK CANDLE
  • BEST MOLDED CANDLE

BEST CANDLE OVERALL BY Geographic Regions


AFRICA
ASIA
NORTH AMERICA
CENTRAL AMERICA
SOUTH AMERICA
THE CARIBBEAN
EUROPE
MIDDLE EAST
OCEANIA

BEST CANDLES

BEST BEESWAX CANDLE
BEST SOY WAX CANDLE
BEST PARAFFIN WAX CANDLE
BEST GEL WAX CANDLE
BEST PALM WAX CANDLE
BEST COCONUT WAX CANDLE
BEST BAYBERRY WAX CANDLE

BEST CANDLE MAKING PRODUCT

BEST CANDLE RELATED PRODUCT

International Candle awards must receive all entries before the cut off date.

Entrants must enter one (1) candle per category they wish to enter.

AWARDS BENEFITS – REACH NEW MARKETS, NEW PEOPLE, NEW CLIENTS & NEW PARTNERS; LAUNCH NEW PRODUCTS.

To enter your products into the international candle awards, please complete the form below. The Entry fee is $45 for each product submission. An unlimited number of products can be submitted by an Entrant per Competition, but must pay the fee of $45 per item submission. Registration ends either by the stated deadlines, or when all slots are full.

SHIPPING DATES:

ACTUAL PRODUCT SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SHIPPED SO THEY ARRIVE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA BEFORE DECEMBER 20TH 2022.

PRODUCTS ARRIVING AFTER THE 20TH OF DECEMBER MAY NOT BE JUDGED.

Categories and Rules

Rules
The rules of the Awards are based on the results of our Entrants’ and Judges’ Surveys at the Foundation of
the Awards and have been compiled through consultation with our permanent Grand Jury.

Entries and availability

  • The International Candle Awards is open to candle companies, candle makers, and hobbyists.
    Entries will be accepted from commercial companies or individuals.
  • Entries from retailers, importers and distributors are not eligible unless the name of the producer or maker is included on the entry form.
    Prizes will only be given in the name of the producer.
  • All entries must be commercially available for at least one month during the year of the Awards.
  • Products may be moved to a different category during judging, at the discretion of the Grand Jury.
  • Each individual/company may enter only the national or regional category closest to their headquarters/home.
  • Each entry must consist of only one single product ie. 1 candle per entry fee paid.

Fees

  • Payment of all fees must be completed before judging begins. Non-payment of fees may disqualify
    products from the competition. The International Candle Awards is not liable for any customs or
    import duties. Any fees paid by the ICA on acceptance of samples will be invoiced to the entrant.
  • Fees are non-refundable. This includes in the case of non-receipt of entry samples or disqualification
    due to a breach of the rules. Non-payment of customs charges may result in barring from future
    competitions.

Judging

  • All entries are judged blind to the extent that this is possible while still providing a consumer-type
    experience. All entries will be removed from their packaging for judging.
  • Entries will be judged using the Awards’ judging system.
  • Feedback from the judging will be available to entrants.
  • All judges will have no current or recent commercial interest in any of the entrants being judged at
    the competition at which they are present. Judges will be required to declare any conflict of interest
    and will be asked to agree to a confidentiality statement before judging.

Categories and Rules

Prizes

  • Prizes will be given in each category to the highest scoring entries that meet prize-winning quality
    standards, as determined by the Grand Jury.
  • A single main Gold will be given in each category except in the case of tied scores where
    additional Golds may be given. The numbers of Silver and Bronze prizes in each category
    will be determined by the Grand Jury.
  • If no products meet prize-winning quality standards, Gold, Silver or Bronze prizes may not
    be given in a category, as determined by the Grand Jury
  • Additional Special Prizes may be given within a category, at the discretion of the Grand Jury
  • Overall prizes will be given for best candle in a Geographic Region.
  • On all matters relating to the awards the Grand Jury’s decision is final.
  • The Grand Jury follows strict procedures and rules.

Samples

  • It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure the prompt and safe delivery of all entries. Keep in
    mind that products will also be judged on appearance, so protective packaging is advised.
  • Products received after the start of judging will be judged at the organizers discretion only.
  • Whilst the Awards organizer will take great care to ensure safe keeping of all entries throughout
    judging, the organizer, its staff and associated partners or assistants cannot be held responsible for
    the condition of any product served during judging.
  • No entries can be returned to entrants. Samples will be disposed of with care and with sensitivity environmental waste.
  • Winners may be asked to provide further samples, photos and other material for use in publicity
    purposes.
    Use of Awards prizes
  • The International Candle Awards logo is protected by copyright.
  • The awards Prize logos can only be used on or related to the awarded product and must refer to the
    year of the Award.
  • Usage terms for prize and other logos and certificates will be sent to winners with
    artwork.
  • Misuse of the awarded prizes will result in penalties or barring from future competitions