Zootly’s Cannabis Cup welcomes growers of all levels!
June 2020, South Africa: Weed growers can now compete for the title of supreme, Mzansi cannabis cultivator – South Africa’s number one cannabis cup. The country’s best marijuana judges will be ruling on four criteria and most importantly, a grand first prize worth R12 100 will go to the winner! Sure, there’ll also be a trophy – because this is the first-ever Zootly’s Cannabis Cup – South Africa’s number one cannabis cup.
President Seeds, the main sponsor of the event, believes the waiting is over and after two legal growing seasons, it is about time to see if South Africans have developed green fingers.
“We’ve collaborated with President Seeds a few times, and their product is spectacular,” says Neil Liddell, Founder of the Haze Club, “It’s through collaborations like these that our company has been able to operate at the ragged edge of what is legally allowed.
As a community we believe that growing cannabis opens so many potential avenues for South Africans.”
The organisers of the event also realised that as everyone is home due to COVID-19, this makes it the perfect time to really hone in on their horticultural skills.
Garden Route Genetics:- After searching the foot hills of South Africa for the very best local talent Zootly discovered Garden Route Genetics. By far the best local breeder and we are immensely proud to include them in Zootly’s Cannabis Cup.
To make this an unbiased competition the whos-who of the local cannabis industry has been called in to judge.
- Dave and Quin from the DQ Central Show;
- Neil from The Haze Club;
- Craig and Leah from MyCityByNight;
- Dean and Andrew from Marijuana SA;
- Trenton and Mitch from Cheeba Africa;
- Chris and Dave, from Zootly.
The adjudicators will be judging the best bud by the following criteria:
- Aesthetics: trichome development, resin production, bud density, and manicuring.
- The Smell: is it fragrant?
- Taste: we want to make sure that it is a tasty harvest.
- And finally, the effect, the strength, and feelings of the high.
In the initial rounds of adjudication it will be strictly about the aesthetics and smell. Once the top 12 have been finalised, then the judges will have two weeks to sample the top buds. This will all be done through blind tasting, with each flower being given a number.
Right, how does one enter the first Zootly’s Cannabis Cup – South Africa’s number one cannabis cup?
You will need to register your entry by Sunday, 21 June, 2020. To enter, you will need to pay an entry fee of R500. This will get you a complimentary 3 pack of the President Seeds feminized seeds or a 6 pack of Garden Route Genetics regular seeds of your choice which are to be grown for your entry, rolling papers, and stickers, as well as a digital kit of elements to use on your social media. If you already have one of these breeders seeds or have already started growing them you can enter at no charge.
Finally, once you’re ready, you’ll need to submit 12 grams of dried, cured, and manicured flowers in a sealed jar, with the President Seeds or Garden Route Genetics strain name and your name on it, by Saturday, 31 October, 2020.
How you grow it is up to you! We know that this is indoor season, but we’ve seen miracles. So, perform one.
For the winner of South Africa’s first Zootly’s Cannabis Cup – South Africa’s number one cannabis cup there’s a California Lightworks SolarXtreme 500 rig, worth R12 100, waiting for you. The runners up don’t go home empty handed, 2nd place gets a R2 500 voucher from Zootly, and 3rd place wins a R1 100 voucher from President Seeds.
If you think you have a green finger and are capable of growing amazing cannabis, this is your moment to shine.
Entries to Zootly’s Cannabis Cup 2020 are officially closed.