From the Homebrew Digest;

quote: Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 20:10:40 -0400
From: "David Houseman" <david.houseman at verizon.net>
Subject: Valhalla - Mead Only Competition

If you've got mead, prepare to enter the Valhalla - The Meading of Life
Mead-Only Competition to be held Saturday, October 15 at the American
Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia. This competition will judge
meads in BJCP categories 24--traditional meads, 25--melomel and
26--other mead. One entry per subcategory per entrant with an entry
fee of $5 per entry. The equivalent of at least 3 12-ounce bottles are
required for judging, although bottle size and shape are not restricted.
Corked or capped.
No identifying markings however can appear on the bottles. Any standard
competition entry from may be used. It's the responsibility of the
entrant to properly identify the category and sub-category based on the
2004 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Meads may be mailed or dropped off at Home Sweet Homebrew, Sansom
Street, Philadelphia, PA by Tuesday, October 11th. Additional drop off
locations include Keystone Homebrew locations and Iron Hill Brewery and
Restaurant in West Chester, PA.

The competition would like to encourage knowledgeable mead judges to
commit to judging this event. Judges will receive breakfast and lunch.

Following the judging, which will take place from 9am to 2pm, there will
be a public mead tasting and buffet from 4pm until 6pm with numerous
commercial meads as well as the remainder of the meads from the
competition. All income from this competition will go to the
educational programs and our community literacy program in reading and
local history that the Museum sponsors for public and private K-12
schools in the Delaware Valley.


Susan McMurphy, Competition Organizer
smcmurphy at americanswedish.org
David Houseman, Judge Coordinator
david.houseman at verizon.net