2018 DC State Fair: Homemade Wine Contest
Welcome and thank you for your interest in the DC State Fair Homemade Wine Contest! The DC State Fair will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018, at Waterfront Station in Southwest DC (375 and 425 M St. SW).

PRIZES:
Blue (first place), red (second place), and white (third place) ribbons will be awarded in the following categories:

Best Red Wine
Best White Wine
Best Dessert Wine
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Who is eligible? What are the eligibility rules?

-The contest is open to District of Columbia residents that are 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
-You may submit one entry in each category, for a total of up to three entries.
-You must be an amateur winemaker--no professionally created wines, please.

Entry forms MUST BE submitted by midnight on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Due to logistical constrictions, registration will close early if 50 entries are registered before the deadline. In the event there are 3 or fewer entries in any one category, we reserve the right to combine categories or cancel the contest. Submission of this entry form with one standard (750 ml) bottle of unlabeled wine expresses intent to compete in the 2018 Homemade Wine Contest of the DC State Fair.

***For each bottle of wine submitted, please be sure to include a piece of paper identifying (in waterproof ink or pencil) your wine with your name and the name of the entry; the paper must be secured to each bottle with a rubberband, any entries with glue will be disqualified.***

WINE CONTEST RULES & GUIDELINES

1. Contestant must be DC residents 21 years of age or older to enter.
2. One standard 750ml wine bottle per entry. Please complete this form for each wine you are entering.
3. Only 1 entry per category (red, white, dessert) for each contestant, for a total of up to 3 bottles of wine.
4. The exhibitor must give a description of each wine by the main ingredient (i.e. rhubarb, grape, etc.).
5. The exhibitor must include a piece of paper identifying your wine with your name and the name of the entry; the paper must be secured to each bottle with a rubberband, any entries with glue will be disqualified.

Judging Criteria:
Entries shall be judged on:

--Overall Impression (35%)
--Taste (35%)
--Aroma (bouquet) (15%)
--Appearance (15%)
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YOU CANNOT ENTER IF
--You are under 21 years of age.
--You are not a resident of the District of Columbia.
--You are professional winemaker.
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Please fill out the information below to enter the DC State Fair Wine Contest.

Entry forms MUST BE submitted by midnight on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Due to logistical constrictions, registration will close early if 50 entries are registered before the deadline.

ENTRY DROPOFF:
Please bring your entry for judging to the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Building 44 (College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences [CAUSES]) between 830am and 1030am on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018. Winners will be announced at the Fair on Sunday and online.

UDC is located at the Van Ness (red) metro stop. Please feel free to contact contests@thedcstatefair.org if you have any questions.

Thank you for entering and good luck! Questions? Contact us at: contests@thedcstatefair.org.

Name and describe the wine you are entering *
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Choose your category *
First and Last Name *
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Ward *
Email *
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Phone Number *
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Address (You must live in DC to enter, but we will not share your address!) *
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I am at least 21 years old. *
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