Judging & Competition 2023 – Call for Entries


Welcome to the American Cheese Society’s Annual Judging & Competition! Read below for instructions on how to complete your online submissions.

Process for Submitting to Judging & Competition


  1. Determine Eligibility (review the eligibility requirements here)
  2. Choose the category where your cheese fits (review the categories here)
  3. Log in to your account (or create an account) on our platform, Award Force
    1. Need help? Watch this video!
    2. Note: If you submitted entries for J&C last year, you will use the same login information
  4. Go to My Entries
  5. Start a New Entry and fill out all the required information
  6. Click Add to Cart
  7. If you want to submit multiple entries, you can either duplicate a previous one or start a new entry.
  8. Check out and pay for your entries
    1. The deadline to enter is Tuesday, February 28th, 2023
  9. Post on social and help spread the word! We have created graphics for your use here.

You will receive additional information regarding how to ship your cheese to for judging at a later date.

Award Force Entry Process



Cost to Enter a Cheese

The competition is only available to corporate members of ACS.

  • January 15th – February 15th: $75/entry
  • February 16th – February 28th: $100/entry

The 2023 Judging & Competition will be open for submissions starting January 15th. Log in below!

Log in to Award Force here.