Competition Body FAQ

Can someone just decide to organize a competition?

No, all of the WCE Rules & Regulations are WCE’s intellectual property and can’t be used without consent. The Competition Body is the only entity that can organize competitions.

How do I form a Competition Body?

Interested in speaking to us about forming a Competition Body in your area? Get in touch via email at [email protected].

What steps do I need to do to organize my competition?

Please follow each of the steps outlined in the Competition Body Procedures document.

Who should I contact with questions about events, reps, licensing, or other issues?

Please reach out to the designated Specialty Coffee Association Community Managers for your region:
Americas: Mansi Chokshi
Europe, Middle East, Africa: Vicente Partida
Asia & Oceania: Kyonghee Shin

Where do I find a list of the WCE Representatives?

You can find a list of WCE Representatives here.

What if I can’t find an available WCE Representative?

A WCE Representative is mandatory (except for Cup Tasters); if you are struggling to find one, please email [email protected]. Make sure you allow enough time for Representatives to be able to make travel arrangements, as they are all committed volunteers!

Do I need to pay the WCE Representative?

No, they are volunteering their time and expertise. You do however, need to cover all of their expenses: travel / local transportation / lodging / all meals.

The event is finished—anything else?

Yes! Please fill out the Post Event Report as soon as possible—it is the only way we will be able to confirm the champion. This form is available from the Competition Body Tools page.

How should the champion register for world events?

The champion registration is usually open about 2 months prior to the world competitions. The champions should fill out their registration personally, and WCE will only be able to confirm them once we receive the Post Competition Report.

Can we use the WCC competition logos for our events?

No, there are special logos available for Competition Bodies to use for National Championships. The logos and terms of usage are available to download on the CB Forms & Tools page. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Staff have changed internally within our CB. How can we change our contact information?

Please get in touch with your Regional Community Director to submit new information. Alternatively, you can email [email protected].

How long is the CB License valid?

The CB License is usually an ongoing agreement and does not need to be actively renewed.

If there are abnormalities, WCE/SCA may decide to review or revoke the license at any time. These include but are not limited to:

  • A lack in communication or responsiveness to WCE/SCA
  • Not paying the CB licensing fee on time
  • Not following the procedures indicated (forms, etc.)
  • Clear complaints from the local community or WCE Representatives about events not meeting standards