Members’ Awards 2019

We’re excited to announce four special contests for ABA members.  Enter one or enter them all!

Click on buttons to fill in your entry form online. Some contests require digital images ­– details are on the form.

Beekeeping Invention of the Year

Have you devised a gadget or device that makes beekeeping life easier? We’d love to hear about it.

Register by submitting this form by 5pm May 20, 2019.

Finalists will be given a free ticket to attend the conference gala dinner and may be asked to explain or demonstrate their invention during the evening. 


Art or Craft Project Celebrating Bees

Calling all creatives. This is your chance to gain statewide fame and show off your artistic skills. This is a wide open category - you can submit an original work in any medium: for example woodwork, print, fabric, paint, dance . . . even cake. 

Item will be judged on: skill, originality, visual impact.  Judging panel and  members’ choice awards.

Register your entry by submitting this form by 5pm May 20, 2019.

Entries will be displayed at the conference and winners will be announced at the gala dinner.


Beekeeper Selfie

Here we’re looking for the best image of an ABA member with their bees. Send us selfie (portrait looking at camera) of yourself in beekeeping setting and tell us in up to 200 words about your adventures with bees, where you live and which club you belong to. (A few words is fine – this is just for background information.)

Register your entry by submitting this form by 5pm May 20, 2019.

We will feature the best images during the conference and in the journal during the year.

All featured beekeepers will receive a prize.


Honey Label /packaging

Let’s celebrate excellence in honey presentation beyond just the regularly judged criteria for honey.

Submit up to three honey products in any type of packaging. Remember: this category isn’t about what’s inside the jar or box. It’s about how you have presented or marketed it to make it attractive to potential customers or recipients. Entries will be judged on design, compliance to regulations, execution and text.

Register your entry by submitting this form by 5pm May 20, 2019.