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Highlife Cup

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The Highlife Cup, founded in 1994 by Dutch growers magazine Highlife in Holland, is one of the largest Cannabis Cups in the world. Awards are bestowed for the Best Hash, Flowers, and Extracts from Dutch headshops, coffeeshops and seed banks and judging takes place over an 8-week process, starting in April.

How Judging Works -

Each judge receives a smell-proof bag which contains all of the entries, in all 12 categories. Each sample is labeled with a sticker which contains only a code in letters and numbers, making it a blind test

At no point do the judges learn which entry came from where. Each sample bag contains 2 gram of flower and the categories 

On the day the judge’s kit is given out, a score sheet is also administered which divides the scoring system into four subcategories. These are Appearance / Odor / Flavor / Effect The final score is based on a 10 or less system. Easier said than done and when you are part of who decides who has the best flowers in Holland for that year, it is vital that every flower is treated with the same open-minded view and equal testing.

The final score is based on a 50 point score system. Most importantly judges have 8 to 10 weeks to test all samples, and they can do the sampling completely on their own accord in their own surroundings. The judges have no connection to any cannabis-related company. 

Award Winners

Year: 2018
Category: Hydro
Title Year Place Category Company
Critical Dyna Purple 2018 1 Hydro Dizzy Duck, The Hague
Category: Automatics
Title Year Place Category Company
Sticky Beast Auto 2018 1 Automatics Zamnesia
Category: Hydro-Haze
Title Year Place Category Company
Amnesia Haze 2018 1 Hydro-Haze T Bunkertje
Category: Bio
Title Year Place Category Company
Strawberry Diesel 2018 1 Bio Missouri, Maastricht
Category: Indica
Title Year Place Category Company
Royal Cookies 2018 1 Indica Royal Queen Seeds
Category: Bio - Haze
Title Year Place Category Company
Amnesia Haze 2018 1 Bio - Haze Club Media
Category: Kush Strains
Title Year Place Category Company
Rollex OG Kush 2018 1 Kush Strains Bagheera, Amsterdam
Year: 2017
Category: Automatics
Title Year Place Category Company
Auto Jack 2017 1 Automatics Paradise Seeds
Category: Hydro-Haze
Title Year Place Category Company
Nevilles Haze 2017 1 Hydro-Haze Coffeeshop Kosbor
Category: Bio
Title Year Place Category Company
OG Cheese 2017 1 Bio Coffeeshop Regine
Category: Indica
Title Year Place Category Company
White Widow 2017 1 Indica Coffeeshop Regine
Category: Bio - Haze
Title Year Place Category Company
Amnesia 2017 1 Bio - Haze Club Media
Category: Kush Strains
Title Year Place Category Company
Master Kush 2017 1 Kush Strains Dutch Passion
Category: Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis
Title Year Place Category Company
Master Kush 2017 1 Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis Dutch Passion
Category: Sativa
Title Year Place Category Company
Amnesia Ganja Haze 2017 1 Sativa Sumo Seeds
Category: CBD Flowers
Title Year Place Category Company
CBD Auto Compassion Lime 2017 1 CBD Flowers Dutch Passion
Year: 2009
Category: Hydro
Title Year Place Category Company
Power Plant 2009 1 Hydro Bazar
Category: Hydro-Haze
Title Year Place Category Company
Silver Haze 2009 1 Hydro-Haze Ocean
Category: Bio
Title Year Place Category Company
Sogouda 2009 1 Bio Katsu
Category: Bio - Haze
Title Year Place Category Company
Super Silver Haze 2009 1 Bio - Haze De Vrolijke Gaper
Category: Outdoor
Title Year Place Category Company
Amnesia Buiten 2009 1 Outdoor Genesis
Year: 2008
Category: Hydro - Seedbanks (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
C.w. Haze 2008 1 Hydro - Seedbanks (haze) Catweazle Seeds
Category: Hydro - Coffeeshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Black Widow 2008 1 Hydro - Coffeeshops Katsu
Category: Bio - Coffeeshops (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
Amnesia Haze 2008 1 Bio - Coffeeshops (haze) Kosbor
Category: Outdoor - Coffeeshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Top 44 2008 1 Outdoor - Coffeeshops Far Out
Category: Hydro - Coffeeshops (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
Northernlights Haze 2008 1 Hydro - Coffeeshops (haze) Katsu
Category: Bio - Growshops
Title Year Place Category Company
White Widow 2008 1 Bio - Growshops Hydroland
Category: Outdoor - Growshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Weckels Frisia Dew 2008 1 Outdoor - Growshops Atami
Category: Hydro - Growshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Jack Herer 2008 1 Hydro - Growshops Hydroland
Category: Bio - Growshops (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
S5 2008 1 Bio - Growshops (haze) Hydroland
Category: Outdoor - Seedbanks
Title Year Place Category Company
Biddy's Sister 2008 1 Outdoor - Seedbanks Magus Genetics
Category: Hydro - Growshops (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
S5 2008 1 Hydro - Growshops (haze) Hogeland Trading
Category: Bio - Seedbanks
Title Year Place Category Company
White Widow 2008 1 Bio - Seedbanks Catweazle Seeds
Year: 2007
Category: Hydro - Coffeeshops (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
Silver Haze 2007 1 Hydro - Coffeeshops (haze) Bazar / The Zoo
Category: Outdoor - Seedbanks
Title Year Place Category Company
Lemon Skunk 2007 1 Outdoor - Seedbanks Dna Genetics
Category: Bio - Growshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Jack X 2007 1 Bio - Growshops Hydroland
Category: Hydro - Growshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Santa Maria 2007 1 Hydro - Growshops Het Hennep Huis
Category: Bio - Growshops (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
Mac Ganja 2007 1 Bio - Growshops (haze) Ganjaman
Category: Hydro - Growshops (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
Super Silver Haze 2007 1 Hydro - Growshops (haze) Bio Ibo
Category: Bio - Seedbanks
Title Year Place Category Company
Sneeuw Witje 2007 1 Bio - Seedbanks Bio Ibo
Category: Hydro - Seedbanks
Title Year Place Category Company
Lemon 2007 1 Hydro - Seedbanks De Sjamaan
Category: Hydro - Seedbanks (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
C.w. Haze 2007 1 Hydro - Seedbanks (haze) Catweazle
Category: Bio - Seedbanks (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
Super Silver Haze 2007 1 Bio - Seedbanks (haze) Bio Ibo
Year: 2006
Category: Bio - Seedbanks (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
Super Silver Haze 2006 1 Bio - Seedbanks (haze) Bio Ibo
Category: Hydro - Seedbanks (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
Serihaze 2006 1 Hydro - Seedbanks (haze) Catweazle
Category: Bio - Coffeeshops
Title Year Place Category Company
White Widow 2006 1 Bio - Coffeeshops Genesis
Category: Hydro - Coffeeshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Pink Kush 2006 1 Hydro - Coffeeshops Barney`s Breakfast Bar
Category: Outdoor - Coffeeshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Early Skunk 2006 1 Outdoor - Coffeeshops Sensi Smile
Category: Bio - Coffeeshops (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
Nevilles Haze 2006 1 Bio - Coffeeshops (haze) Catweazle
Category: Hydro - Coffeeshops (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
Super Silver Haze 2006 1 Hydro - Coffeeshops (haze) Twins
Category: Outdoor - Growshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Amnesia 2006 1 Outdoor - Growshops Crystal Garden
Category: Bio - Growshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Snowball 2006 1 Bio - Growshops Exodus
Category: Hydro - Growshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Nlx 2006 1 Hydro - Growshops Bio Ibo
Category: Bio - Growshops (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
Super Silver Haze 2006 1 Bio - Growshops (haze) Crystall Garden
Category: Outdoor - Seedbanks
Title Year Place Category Company
Seriehaze 2006 1 Outdoor - Seedbanks Catweazle
Year: 2005
Category: Bio - Growshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Jack F1 2005 1 Bio - Growshops Grow Side
Category: Outdoor
Title Year Place Category Company
Hy-haze 2005 1 Outdoor Cristal Garden
Category: Bio - Seedbanks
Title Year Place Category Company
Exile 2005 1 Bio - Seedbanks Magnus Genetics
Category: Haze
Title Year Place Category Company
Super Silver Haze 2005 1 Haze Bio Ibo
Category: Hydro - Coffeeshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Jack Herer 2005 1 Hydro - Coffeeshops `t Bunkertje
Year: 2004
Category: Bio - Seedbanks (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
Mothers Finest 2004 1 Bio - Seedbanks (haze) The Sensi Seed Bank
Category: Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis
Title Year Place Category Company
Early Skunk 2004 1 Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis Sensi Smile
Category: Hydro - Growshops (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
Mothers Finest 2004 1 Hydro - Growshops (haze) Sensi Seeds
Category: Hydro - Coffeeshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Jack Herer 2004 1 Hydro - Coffeeshops `t Bunkertje
Category: Hydro - Seedbanks
Title Year Place Category Company
Double Gum 2004 1 Hydro - Seedbanks White Label
Category: Bio - Coffeeshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Big Bud 2004 1 Bio - Coffeeshops Sensi Smile
Category: Hydro - Seedbanks (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
Jack Herer 2004 1 Hydro - Seedbanks (haze) The Sensi Seed Bank
Category: Outdoor - Coffeeshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Early Skunk 2004 1 Outdoor - Coffeeshops Sensi Smile
Category: Bio - Coffeeshops (haze)
Title Year Place Category Company
Hawaiian Indica 2004 1 Bio - Coffeeshops (haze) Sensi Smile
Category: Bio - Growshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Santa Maria 2004 1 Bio - Growshops Het Hennep Huis
Category: Outdoor - Growshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Flipje Purple 2004 1 Outdoor - Growshops T.h.c.
Year: 2003
Category: Hydro - Seedbanks
Title Year Place Category Company
Jack Herer 2003 1 Hydro - Seedbanks Sensi Seeds
Category: Bio - Growshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Jack Herer 2003 1 Bio - Growshops Sensi Growshop
Category: Outdoor - Coffeeshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Shiva Shanti 2003 1 Outdoor - Coffeeshops Sensi Smile
Category: Bio - Seedbanks
Title Year Place Category Company
Mothers Finest 2003 1 Bio - Seedbanks Sensi Seeds
Category: Outdoor - Growshops
Title Year Place Category Company
A5 2003 1 Outdoor - Growshops Top Vision
Category: Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis
Title Year Place Category Company
Jack Herer 2003 1 Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis Sensi Seeds
Category: Hydro - Coffeeshops
Title Year Place Category Company
White Widow 2003 1 Hydro - Coffeeshops Catweazle
Year: 2019
Category: Automatics
Title Year Place Category Company
Rainbow Candy Auto 2019 1 Automatics Growers Choice
Category: Hydro-Haze
Title Year Place Category Company
S5 Haze 2019 1 Hydro-Haze Coffeeshop Relax, Amsterdam
Category: Bio
Title Year Place Category Company
El Patron 2019 1 Bio Royal Queen Seeds
Category: Indica
Title Year Place Category Company
Blue Muffin 2019 1 Indica Coffeeshop Mississippi, Maastricht
Category: Bio - Haze
Title Year Place Category Company
Silver Haze 2019 1 Bio - Haze Coffeeshop Zero Zero, Arnhem
Category: Kush Strains
Title Year Place Category Company
501st OG 2019 1 Kush Strains Coffeeshop Maryjane, Maastricht
Category: Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis
Title Year Place Category Company
Silver Haze 2019 1 Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis Coffeeshop Zero Zero, Arnhem
Category: Sativa
Title Year Place Category Company
Iggy Pott 2019 1 Sativa Coffeeshop Blue Sea, Amsterdam
Category: CBD Flowers
Title Year Place Category Company
Charlotte's Angel CBD 2019 1 CBD Flowers Dutch Passion
Year: 2016
Category: Bio
Title Year Place Category Company
Apple Berry 2016 1 Bio Sumo Seeds
Category: Bio - Haze
Title Year Place Category Company
Super Amnesia Haze 2016 1 Bio - Haze Cs Magic
Category: Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis
Title Year Place Category Company
Super Amnesia Haze 2016 1 Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis Cs Magic
Category: Hydro
Title Year Place Category Company
Jack Herer 2016 1 Hydro `t Bunkertje
Year: 2011
Category: Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis
Title Year Place Category Company
Amnesia Haze 2011 1 Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis `t Bunkertje
Category: Bio
Title Year Place Category Company
Amarant Dwarf 2011 1 Bio Amaranta Seeds
Category: Hydro
Title Year Place Category Company
Critical 2011 1 Hydro Amaranta Seeds
Category: Bio - Haze
Title Year Place Category Company
Amnesia Haze 2011 1 Bio - Haze `t Bunkertje
Category: Hydro-Haze
Title Year Place Category Company
Silver Haze 2011 1 Hydro-Haze Growshop Amaranta
Year: 2010
Category: Hydro
Title Year Place Category Company
White Widow 2010 1 Hydro `t Bunkertje
Category: Hydro-Haze
Title Year Place Category Company
Amnesia 2010 1 Hydro-Haze De Vrolijke Gaper
Category: Outdoor
Title Year Place Category Company
Hash Plant 2010 1 Outdoor Far Out
Category: Bio
Title Year Place Category Company
White Widow X Bubblegum 2010 1 Bio Dizzy Duck
Year: 2015
Category: Bio - Haze
Title Year Place Category Company
Amnesia Mac Ganja 2015 1 Bio - Haze Kera Seeds
Category: Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis
Title Year Place Category Company
OG Kush 2015 1 Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis Kosbor
Category: Hydro
Title Year Place Category Company
White Widow 2015 1 Hydro `t Bunkertje
Category: Hydro-Haze
Title Year Place Category Company
Silver Haze 2015 1 Hydro-Haze `t Bunkertje
Year: 2014
Category: Bio
Title Year Place Category Company
Casey Jones 2014 1 Bio Dizzy Duck
Category: Bio - Haze
Title Year Place Category Company
Shining Silver Haze 2014 1 Bio - Haze Royal Queen Seeds
Category: Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis
Title Year Place Category Company
Rollex OG Kush 2014 1 Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis Devils Harvest
Category: Hydro
Title Year Place Category Company
Lavender 2014 1 Hydro Missouri
Year: 2013
Category: Automatics
Title Year Place Category Company
Cheese Automatic 2013 1 Automatics Senzimilla Seeds
Category: Bio
Title Year Place Category Company
Jorges Diamonds 2013 1 Bio Dutch Passion
Category: Bio - Haze
Title Year Place Category Company
Amnesia Haze 2013 1 Bio - Haze Senzimilla Seeds
Category: Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis
Title Year Place Category Company
Royal Kush Blend 2013 1 Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis Royal Queen Seeds
Year: 2012
Category: Automatics
Title Year Place Category Company
Super Skunk Auto 2012 1 Automatics White Label
Category: Bio
Title Year Place Category Company
OG Kush 2012 1 Bio Bluebird
Category: Bio - Haze
Title Year Place Category Company
Blue Cheese 2012 1 Bio - Haze Mississippi
Category: Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis
Title Year Place Category Company
Blue Cheese 2012 1 Cannabis Cup / Best Cannabis Mississippi
Year: 2002
Category: Bio - Growshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Snowball 2002 1 Bio - Growshops Hesi
Category: Bio - Seedbanks
Title Year Place Category Company
Crystal 2002 1 Bio - Seedbanks Nirvana
Category: Bio - Coffeeshops
Title Year Place Category Company
Super Silver Haze 2002 1 Bio - Coffeeshops Twins
Category: Hydro - Coffeeshops
Title Year Place Category Company
White Widow 2002 1 Hydro - Coffeeshops Twins