Originally Posted by Spauldib
Thanks for the detailed reply. This is the only information we have to go on so far. Again, no email communication from the organizers. Our club entered two large boxes of entries and we dont have any indication of them arriving safely or even being judged really. A few of them were barrel aged, so maybe that potential 3rd BOS is one of them.
Looking forward to the results. Thanks for the info.
You must not enter many competitions... and have clearly never organized. It's a **** ton of work and done without any real compensation.
Here's how every comp in the country works if you enter.
They receive your beer and put it in cold storage. The day of the comp it is judged and scores given. At the end of the judging there is usually a raffle and places are announced. A few days later positions might be put online, then weeks later you get your score sheet in the mail, possible with a medal. The organizer has to address and put the right score sheets in over 200 envelopes. That takes some time. It is very common for you to wait a month or more to get them back.
No one is ever going to e-mail you and say they received your beer. If you followed directions and shipped them safely, you can assume they were judged.