HORN CREEK AWARDS
Horn Creek is proud to be America’s #1 most awarded CBD hemp farm. Our crew works hard to deliver the best results for our customers, and to get better every year.
High Times Hemp Cup
The High Times Hemp Cup is the highest-profile CBD competition in the country. The Cup includes over a dozen award categories, with the flower competition as the main event. The format is atypical, in that any consumer can sign up for a judging kit. Judges score products for appearance, nose, effects, packaging, and any other criteria a judge may find important. As such it is the best test of what products CBD consumers want. We are proud to have three winners in 2021, including the Gold Medal for CBD flower.
The Golden Grow Awards
This regional event is a double blind flower competition, combined with a quantitative lab analysis. Flower is tested for the highest CBD or CBG and terpene potency. Then the judges evaluate nose, appearance, flavor and cure for Judge’s Choice award. The farm placing highest overall is then awarded Top NW Grower. We are honored to receive this award in 2021.
Oregon Growers Cup
One of the oldest cannabis cups around, this competition began the year marijuana was legalized in Oregon. It has since included CBD categories in the lineup. The Grower’s Cup’s flagship event is the Growmaster cup which provides clones to each competitor, judging their results. Horn Creek has won the topical and concentrate categories, but our proudest achievement this year was our 2nd place in the Growmaster category.
The Cultivation Classic
This might be the most rigorous and data-based cannabis competition in the country. Dr. Adie Rae analyzes and plots data generated by 150 judges and independent laboratories. We are proud to have taken home Gold and Silver for hemp. The flagship category of this even is the Credible Cultivar. This award is given to the flower that provides the most consistent and consistently pleasurable effects. Last year, our Sour Space Candy was the first non-THC flower to place, let alone win this prestigious award.
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We love challenging our team members to produce the best product possible. With each competition we get amazing feedback. We could never get better without your help!
frequently Asked Questions
How Do CBD Flower Competitions Determine The Best Hemp Flower?
Typically, competitions employ a panel of judges with experience in both Hemp and Marijuana. Their backgrounds will be either as growers, hemp enthusiasts or both. There are some tremendously talented and knowledgeable people in the cannabis industry. They can detect minute hints of a cultivar’s origin, genetics and cultivation practices. Read More
What Do Hemp Judges Judge?
CBD products and hemp flowers are evaluated differently. Products such as CBD salves, tinctures, topicals, and teas are judged based on appearance, feel, fragrance and efficacy. CBD hemp flower is judged based on looks, nose, terpene profile, potency, cure, flavor, and effects. Curing is absolutely critical.
Most Credible Cultivar Award?
The most credible results come from either single or double-blind, which is to say the judge’s do not know the farm, the cultivar, or even whether the flower is THC or CBD-rich. We were quite pleased and the judges quite surprised to find that our Sour Space Candy won the Cultivations Classic’s flagship ‘Credible Cultivar’ award. That award is given to the flower which receives the most consistent, and consistently favorable positive votes. This award has only been won by THC flower prior to 2020.