The American Ice Cream Awards recognize the best flavors in each US state and region. Award categories up for grabs in each state will include things like: Best Traditional Flavor (Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry), Best Creative Flavor, Best Non-Dairy Flavor and several more. The winners of the state awards will be announced by our panel of culinary experts during May 2021. The winning state flavors will then go head to head to compete for the regional championships. The regional champions will be decided at a ticketed sampling event held at the Boise Ice Cream Festival’s 2021 finale on 6/19/21 in Boise, Idaho. This event will allow up to 2,000 ticketed festival goers the opportunity to sample the state winners and then cast their vote for the regional champions. Th regions will be Midwest, Northeast, South, and West (includes Alaska and Hawaii not pictured below):

The winners of each state category will receive:

-a medal in recognition of their award,

-a press release to state and national publications with all of the state winners listed,

-access to use the logos and trademarks of the festival and competition for advertising purposes,

-invitations to attend exclusive events of the Boise Ice Cream Festival (travel and accommodations not included),

-and the option of assisting with the sampling of their flavor at the voting event on 06/19/21.