The competition is a collaboration between the ZOL club and Qure Labs to find, develop promote and give credit to all South African Cannabis growers and product developers.

We feel it is important as a community to deliver and drive international standards when it comes to Cannabis products and services, even before regulation is set.

To give all growers and Cannabis producers a fair chance to plant, grow, process and produce their competition winning product, the competition will open on 01/07/2020 and the final will be at the end of May 2021, after the outdoor grow season is over.

Judging criteria
All entries will go through qualifying testing and analysis at Qure labs. (Value R2000)
For the judge’s safety, entries that pass minimum qualifying criteria will be sent to the judges for physical testing.

The judges will rate each entry by the following 5 STAR system:

  • Best – 5 stars
  • Very good – 4 stars
  • Good – 3 stars
  • Below average – 2 stars
  • Needs improvement – 1 star
  • Bad – 0 stars

The judges criteria will be:

  • Visual aesthetics
  • Aroma
  • Taste
  • Burnability/flush
  • Stone/high

Goal: To announce the BEST ON SHOW 5 gold star winner

Competition Categories Each Category will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. A. Flowers Indoor
  1. Indica dominant
  2. Sativa dominant
  3. Hybrid
  4. CBD
B. Sungrown/greenhouse/outdoor
  1. Indica dominant
  2. Sativa dominant
  3. Hybrid
  4. CBD
C. Concentrates
  1. BHO
  2. CO2
  3. Dry sift (Kief)
  4. Oil (RSO)
  5. Other (Shatter, Full melt, crumble, Wax, Sap, pull and snap, Budder
D. Edibles E. Non-solvent
  1. Hash
  2. Rosin
  3. Kief
F. Medical infused products (Moon rocks, Caviars, Terpene products)

Entry requirements
Each competitor will be required to send in 15g of product for each entry.
All entries will be logged and photographed.
The entires will be divided between the Lab (2.5g), the cup library (2.5g) and each judge (2g x 5)

Media Coverage
We intend to showcase all top-rated entries on our social media platforms.
Please indicate on the entry form that you are happy for us to share your product and method info: brand name (seedbank/Genetic company/Breeder info), growing methods used, strain info etc.

We will have prizes for each category 1st to 3rd place.
Prizes to be announced soon.

Final Event
Date: 28/05/2021

Dependent on the status of the lockdown, the final event will either be a live streamed event from a Cape Town based Studio, with a live band and DJ’s, a presenter and the judges.
If we have the opportunity to do an open and actual event, we will do so.


Complete The ZOL Cup registration process.