IMPORTANT DATES

FEBRUARY 23, 2018

To submit all entry forms, fees and samples for the 2018 competition.

May 19, 2018

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

JUNE 12, 2018

The 2018 international spirit & mixer results will be officially announced.

JUST A FEW SIMPLE STEPS TO ENTER

Every year, hundreds of spirit brands enter their products in the most prestigious spirit competition in the world. The SIP Awards are judged by consumers who give honest, unbiased feedback through a blind tasting.

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.

ELIGIBILITY
& CONDITIONS

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

SUBMISSION
REQUIREMENTS

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

SHIPPING
DETAILS

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

ELIGIBILITY & CONDITIONS

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 30, 2018.
  • 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.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Entry Fees

Spirits  | $495 per brand entry -$450 Early Entry Fee 

Cocktail Mixers and other non-alcoholic | $375 per brand entry - Early Entry Fee $350

Packaging & Bottle Design | $150 per individual/series entry - $125 Early Entry Fee

Samples

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

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Entry Fees

Spirits  | $495 per brand entry - $450 Early Entry

Cocktail Mixers and other non-alcoholic  | $375 per brand entry - $350 Early Entry

Packaging & Bottle Design  $150 per individual/series entry - $125 Early Entry

Samples

Spirits & Cocktail Mixers
1.5L - 700ml - enclose two (2) bottles per entry
699ml-300ml - enclose three (3) bottles per entry
299ml-200ml - enclose four (4) bottles per entry
Less than 200ml - contact us

 

Packaging & Bottle Design
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.

SHIPPING DETAILS

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

Local drop-off is permitted during the warehouse hours of 10:00AM-6:00PM PST, Monday through Saturday (excluding major holidays). Be sure to clearly label on the packaging, “SIP Awards,” and your company’s information.

Local Drop-Off

shiping

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., to avoid shipping delays

Once you submit your entry form to SIP Awards via email (info@sipawards.com), please contact our import partner via email:

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

MHW Ltd. 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 7-10 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.