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IMPORTANT DATES

February 7, 2020

Early entry deadline to submit entry form and payment.

Sample bottles due March 6th.

May 16, 2020

The tasting competition will be held in Newport Beach, California. Open to only official SIP Awards judges and staff.

June 6, 2020

The 2020 international spirit & mixer results will be officially announced.

JUST A FEW SIMPLE STEPS TO ENTER

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THE BENEFITS OF ENTERING

Entering a consumer-judged world spirits competition provides many advantages for your company. You are provided feedback from the consumers, branding exposure, and marketing resources to help boost your brand.

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ELIGIBILITY
& CONDITIONS

Make sure your brand is eligible and meets the requirements of the competition.

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SUBMISSION
REQUIREMENTS

Make sure your brand is eligible and meets the requirements of the competition.

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SHIPPING
DETAILS

Make sure your brand is eligible and meets the requirements of the competition.

ELIGIBILITY & CONDITIONS

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Eligibilities

  • Any commercial spirits professionally produced that complies with the classification codes.
  • Your entry form, payment and samples need to arrive at our facility no later than March 6, 2020.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per producer. A spirit can be entered in multiple applicable categories (separate fees and bottle samples apply).
  • The Competition reserves the right to photograph and reproduce any product entered in the Competition in catalogs, posters, publications, or on our website. Each entrant assents to this condition.

Competition Rules

  • Awards will be made on a merit basis. The judges will not grant an award when, in their opinion, an entry is not worthy of an award.
  • Each entry will, within reason and at the discretion of the Managing Director, be evaluated within a peer group of similar spirits. However, the Director reserves the right to arrange categories as they see fit in light of the number of entries.

Confidentiality of Entry

We value your brand’s privacy; all entries are kept strictly confidential. Brands that do not win an award will not be listed on the website as a participant in the competition.

Transferable and Refunds
Samples that do not arrive in our warehouse on time can either request to be used for the following year's competition (at no additional cost) or a refund. However, a processing fee of $75 per tasting entry and $35 per packaging design entry will be deducted from the refunded amount.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Entry Fees

Spirits | En̶t̶r̶y̶ ̶Fe̶e̶ ̶$̶5̶5̶0̶ / Early Entry Fee $495 +2 bottles

Cocktail Mixers and other non-alcoholic | En̶t̶r̶y̶ ̶Fe̶e̶ ̶$̶4̶7̶5̶ / Early Entry Fee $375 +2 bottles

Packaging & Bottle Design | En̶t̶r̶y̶ ̶Fe̶e̶ ̶$̶2̶0̶0̶ / Early Entry Fee $150 +1 bottle

Samples

Spirits & Cocktail Mixers
Tasting Submissions (All categories excluding design)
700ml or larger - enclose two (2) bottles per entry
300ml - 699ml - enclose three (3) bottles per entry
Less than 300ml - enclose four (4) bottles per entry


Packaging & Bottle Design Submissions (Category X01 & X02)
Individual - All bottle sizes enclose one (1) bottle per individual entry
Series - All bottle sizes enclose one (1) bottle of each product in the series

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SHIPPING DETAILS

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Packaging and Shipping

  • For your convenience, use our mailing label on your shipping package.
  • Print on outer shipping box, “Sample Materials/Not for Resale/Glass Enclosed.”
  • Indicate on the outside of the box if you are sending more than one box. For example, Box 1 of 4, Box 2 of 4, etc.
  • All samples must be shipped prepaid. SIP Awards does not pay import/duty fees.
  • Please use your associated importer. If you do not have an importer, see below for more information.

Local Drop-Off

Please contact us directly for Local drop-off information.

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Shipping from Outside the United States

If you are using your United States Importer, they should follow the above instructions for domestic shipping. If you are NOT using a United States Importer, you MUST contact our import partner, MHW Ltd. or Park Street Companies, to avoid shipping delays.

Once you submit your entry form to SIP Awards, please contact our import partner via email:

MHW Ltd. - Meagan Maclean
Email: SIPAwards@mhwltd.com
Subject: SIP Awards Import Assistance
Phone: 516-896-9170   Ext. 284

OR

Park Street Companies – Competitions Team
Email:  competitions@parkstreet.com 
Subject: SIP Awards Import Assistance
Phone: 305-967-7440

Our import partners will assist you in obtaining all necessary import documentation and supply you with detailed instructions for properly preparing and labeling your shipment. Please note that the COLA waiver takes 7-14 business days for approval back from the TTB. SIP Awards is not responsible for customs duty charges or fees.

DO NOT SHIP YOUR SPIRITS UNTIL YOU RECEIVE THE IMPORT

DOCUMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS FROM MHW LTD.

Additional terms and conditions are explained on the entry form. Please contact us if you have any questions.

If you have further questions, please be sure to visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

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