The 2021 Sunshine is a wrap! Click here to see the competition results!
Sunshine Challenge 31!
Dates: September 16-17, 2022
Entry Limit: 400 / 4 Bottles or Cans per entry to accommodated virtual judging. 3 Entries per brewer, 1 per sub category
Registration opens: July 18, 2022 – Deadline August 13, 2022
Judging will begin the week of August 14, 2022
Entry Fee: $10
Please read ALL guidelines – bottle requirements will be strictly enforced.
Guidelines and Information
This year’s competition will follow the 2021 BJCP’s Guidelines for sanctioned competitions and will be part of the Florida Circuit. Entries will be accepted from all BJCP Beer, Mead, and Cider Style Categories; categories may be collapsed as necessary.
Entries will be evaluated based on the 2021 BJCP guidelines. The competition organizers and judges may enter the competition. Judges may not judge categories in which they have submitted entries. All entries must have been brewed at home. Entries brewed at commercial establishments, including brew-on-premises, shops, schools, etc. are ineligible.
Per Entrant Limits
No more than three entries per brewer / brewing team. No more than one entries per sub-category can be submitted by any brewer / brewing team. Total entries for this year’s competition will be capped at 400.
Your registration is not committed until payment is received. The competition fee is $9 per entry. Payment will be accepted exclusively through PayPal via the online entry system. No refunds will be permitted after a registered entry is paid for. Entries received with checks will not be entered into the competition.
All Beer entries must be in 10-12 oz. brown or green glass or 12oz-16oz cans. No bottles with ink, name-brand lettering (i.e. Corona), or glued or taped on paper labels. Raised NO DEPOSIT, brand names, or manufacturing codes are acceptable. Beers must be capped with silver, gold, black, or completely blacked out crown caps. Meads & Ciders may be entered in 6 to 12 oz bottles. Grolsch-type swing tops are acceptable for meads and ciders. No 22 ounce bombers, 750 ml bottles or plastic bottles are permitted. Bottles not meeting these requirements may be disqualified.
An entry consists of 4 bottles. If you choose to submit less than 4 bottles, you must mention the number of bottles in the comments when registering. Submitting two bottles will make the entry ineligible for Best of Show.
Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, Best of Show, Heavy Medal Brewer and The Sunshine Cup for Heavy Medal Club
Entry Drop off and Shipping
Drop off: Dead Lizard Brewing 4507 36th St building c, Orlando, FL 32811
Clubs – if you are dropping off large number of entries, please complete the drop off form so a club member can meet you to receive your entries: