Come on down to the Soapers Showcase!

When you hear “soapers showcase”, you may think, “sounds a bit like a category that didn’t make the cut for The Price Is Right”, but don’t be fooled. This is one opportunity you don’t want to miss. The Soapers Showcase is your annual chance to have a friendly competition with soapmakers worldwide.

At this year’s Annual Conference in Raleigh, enter up to three of your favorite soaps to compete in these categories in the Soapers Showcase:

–        Best Scent (Melt & Pour)

–        Best Appearance (Melt & Pour)

–        Best Scent (Cold and Hot Process)

–        Best Appearance (Cold and Hot Process)

–        Best Packaging (all)

–        Something Different (all)

Even better, entry is free! Winners of each category will compete for a Best in Show prize. Winners, determined by popular vote, will be announced Sunday, May 19 at the Annual Awards Dinner.

All conference attendees receive a Soapers Showcase ballot in conference registration packets, so even if you are not entering a soap into the competition, the showcase is a lot of fun. Make sure to stop by early to start sniffing your way to a vote (trust us, noses get tired and you will want plenty of time to ponder your options).

This year, Soapers Showcase entries will be donated to the Women’s Center of Wake County, a center bridging the gap between despair and hope for women and families by offering a wide variety of services to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Visit the Women’s Center at to learn more about their mission.

What to do next:

–        Check out HSCG Conference Info on this year’s showcase to find out more

–        If you’re raring to go, access the Soapers Showcase entry form

–        For inspiration, check out last year’s Soapers Showcase winners

What are you waiting for? Start plotting your entries now…you even have (just enough) time to make a fresh batch of soap for the competition.

We’ll see you in Raleigh…44 days until the official 2013 Conference begins and Soapers Showcase entry opens