So while in the midst of coding (my day job) i came a cross a chocolate competition that's happening in august. It's at http://www.pastrylive.com/chocolatier-of-the-year/ It's being held in Atlanta, GA, but I think you just send in chocolates to be judged.
It's only for professional Chocolatiers though, and I'm only an enthusiastic amateur. There's also some classes that look interesting. The main site is PastryLive.com
Just I'd thought I'd pass it along to all you lovely chocolate folk.