Thanks for the info. I sent in 2 beers. I have been working on both recipes and have them pretty close to what I wanted. This the the 4th version of the recipe. I sent my 2nd version of the recipe into a competition. They both scored in the mid 30's. Looking forward to getting some more feedback.Last year they did the judging a little earlier in August. Expect the feedback to be somewhat delayed and you won't be disappointed.
BTW, expect harder than typical judging. Brews that I consistently received high 30's on in other competitions around the same time period barely made it into the low 30's, generally about a 6 to 8 point drop from other scores I had received. OTOH, the feedback was much more consistent and useful to me. Despite the scoring, I did get an HM on my Vienna lager, so I think the scoring suppression was pretty much even across the board.
This year, I entered three brews that I had not put into any other competitions, so we will see how they fare.
Last year's winners were Belgian Golden, a Berliner Weisse and a Flanders Red. 2014, a Robust Porter, a Rauchbier and a Dunkelweiss. All classic styles and very much not gimmicky or weird.Plus, the stuff that wins each year always seems so weird and gimmicky.