QE web site active 2 or more months before the due date - WHY?
Most would-be competitors donít have beer sitting around ready to enter. Two monthís notice is a reasonable amount of time to give entrants to brew specifically for your event. The bare minimum information would be the competition date, the entry due date and contact information.
"But that information is on the
"But that information is common
Information for the current year is never common knowledge - only the competition planners know the current year's plans. Last year's information is only good as a source of general information and reference; viewed in the context of the current year, it can be confusing and misleading.
The real bottom line is this: Putting the current year's information on the web site instills confidence in your entrants. It shows them that, yes, there will be a competition again this year, and here is this year's information. It also says that, yes, you really have planned it and you have your act together. If people go to your competition's web site two months before they think this year's competition will be and all they see is last year's information, that will not instill confidence.