Why enter a competition? Believe it or not, winning is not primary reason why most brewers enter. Competitions provide the opportunity to receive objective feedback from experienced judges on their entry against a specific style criteria, the constructive comments and suggestions provided by judges can then be used by the brewer to brew a better beer or validate the fact that the brewer has a great example of a style.
We run 2 club member competitions during the year, the competitions cover all 20 categories of Beer, Mead & Cider (10 categories per competition). The cost per entry is $5 and the money raised is used to cover the cost of running the competition.
Entries for the competitions must be registered via the online entry form and labelled with the identification number provided upon entry, details on how to enter can be found under Current Competitions on the Canberra Brewers forum page.