2019 CCA AWARDS

Eligibility, Entries, Judging & Key Dates

Eligibility

Who Is Eligible?


The Canadian Cannabis Awards (the “Awards”) are presented by Lift Co. Ltd. (the “Presenter”).

Users may submit entries for all licensed producers, cannabis organizations, brands, accessories, products, retailers and professionals who were operational in Canada between Sept. 1, 2018 and Aug. 31, 2019.  Where indicated, only entries made by an industry professional will be considered. 

If entries do not comply with the entry guidelines, they will be disqualified at the discretion of the Presenter. The Presenter is not responsible for any entrant submission error.

Please note that nominations for companies, people and products that are not provided for under the Cannabis Act will not be considered for a Canadian Cannabis Award.

 

 

Entries

How to Enter


For Cannabis Products

To enter/vote for a cannabis product in the 2019 Canadian Cannabis Awards, users must visit lift.co and submit a review and/or a receipt. Each review and receipt will be part of the calculation in determining the top products for 2019. Entries/voting will be open until Oct. 25.

 

For All Other Categories

To enter submissions for all categories (except products), users must register for the CCA voting platform and complete their entries for each category they wish to submit for. Entries will be calculated and the top five for each category will advance to the judging round. Entries for all categories other than products will be open until Sept. 20.

To submit entries for the following categories you must be part of the cannabis industry: Startup of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Top Non-Profit/Charity/Community Initiative, Brand of the Year, Employer of the Year, Top Testing Lab, Top Trimmer, Top Extraction Company, Top Lighting Company, Top Nutrients Company, Top Master Grower. 

Voting & Judging

Voting & Judging


Product entries/votes will be open until Oct. 25.

For all other categories, the short list of entries will be judged between Sept. 30 and Oct. 25.

 

For Cannabis Products

To enter a cannabis product into the 2019 Canadian Cannabis Awards, users must visit lift.co and submit a review and/or a receipt. Each review and/or receipt will be considered a vote. Winners for each category will be determined based on a calculation of the following factors:

Number of receipts, star ratings and "buy again" ratings. Entries/voting will be open until Oct. 25. The winners of all product categories will be determined only by lift.co user reviews and receipts.

 

For All Other Categories

Entries that receive the most submissions will be calculated and the top five for each category will be submitted to the assigned judging panel. 

There are four judging panels for the 2019 CCAs and each is assigned the following categories: 

Industry Panel


Top Retail Store 

Top Budtender

 

Executive Panel 


Entrepreneur of the Year

Startup of the Year

Womxn in Weed - Trailblazer 

Innovation of the Year

Top Non-Profit/Charity/Community Initiative 

Brand of the Year 

 

Cultivation Panel 


Top Testing Lab

Top Trimmer

Top Extraction Company 

Top Nutrients Company

Top Lighting Company

Top Master Grower

 

Budtender Panel 


Top Vaporizer

Top Rolling Paper & Cones

Top Pipe & Bong

Top Home Growing Kit

Special Awards

Special Awards


Employer of the Year – Companies and/or employees can self-enter for Employer of the Year. An employee survey will then be sent to each employer for their staff to fill out, which includes questions about the employees’ experience with the company. Based on the responses, the average score will be calculated, and an overall winner selected. The next nine runners-up will also be calculated to determine the Top 10 Employers of the Year.


The winners of the following categories are determined by the Presenter based on the data available from the lift.co website:

Top Lift & Co. Reviewer is selected based on the total number and quality of reviews contributed to the lift.co website.

Top Lift & Co. Budtender Reviewer is selected based on the total number and quality of reviews contributed to the lift.co website.

 

Important Dates

Important Dates


Entries & Voting - PRODUCT ONLYAug. 23, 2019 (9 a.m. EDT) - Oct. 25, 2019 (11:59 p.m. EDT)

Entries - ALL OTHER CATEGORIES Aug. 23, 2019 (9 a.m. EDT) - Sept 20, 2019 (11:59 p.m. EDT)

Judging Panel PeriodSept. 30, 2019 - Oct. 25, 2019

Awards Gala & Winner Announcement:  Nov. 8, 2019

 

Contact Us

For awards and entry information:  events@lift.co

For partnership information: sales@lift.co

For press inquires: nlaoutaris@lift.co