IMPORTANT DATES

APRIL 28, 2017

FINAL DEADLINE to submit all entry forms, fees and samples for the 2017 competition.

February 1, 2017

Now accepting spirit & mixer entrants for the 2017 international blind tasting competition.

May 13, 2017

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

JUNE 6, 2017

The 2017 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

Our entry fees and the number of samples based on your entry.

SHIPPING
DETAILS

Information on how to properly package and ship your products to our facility.

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 April 28, 2017.
  • 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 (categories 100-799) | $475 per brand entry

Cocktail Mixers and other non-alcoholic (categories 800s) | $300 per brand entry

Packaging & Bottle Design (categories 900s) | $125 per individual/series entry


Samples

Spirits (categories 100-799) | Enclose two (2) 750ml bottles per entry, two (2) 700ml bottles, or three (3) 500ml bottles (or equivalent).

Cocktail Mixers and other non-alcoholic (categories 800s) | Enclose two (2) 750ml bottles per entry, two (2) 400ml bottles, or three (3) 500 ml bottles (or equivalent).

Packaging & Bottle Design (categories 900s) | Enclose one (1) bottle per individual entry. For series entries, one (1) bottle of each product in the series.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Entry Fees

Spirits (categories 100-799) | $475 per brand entry

Cocktail Mixers and other non-alcoholic (categories 800s) | $300 per brand entry

Packaging & Bottle Design (categories 900s) | $125 per individual/series entry


Samples

Spirits (categories 100-799) | Enclose two (2) 750ml bottles per entry, two (2) 700ml bottles, or three (3) 500ml bottles (or equivalent).

Cocktail Mixers and other non-alcoholic (categories 800s) | Enclose two (2) 750ml bottles per entry, two (2) 400ml bottles, or three (3) 500 ml bottles (or equivalent).

Packaging & Bottle Design (categories 900s) | Enclose one (1) bottle per individual entry. For series entries, 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.

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, Park Street Imports LLC, to avoid shipping delays.

Once you submit your entry form to SIP Awards via email (info@sipawards.com), please contact Park Street via email or phone:

Park Street Imports LLC

Email: competitions@parkstreet.com

Subject: SIP Awards Import Assistance

Phone: +1 (305) 967-7440 ext. 563

Contact: Cristina Caballero

Park Street 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 PARK STREET.

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, Park Street Imports LLC, to avoid shipping delays.

Once you submit your entry form to SIP Awards via email (info@sipawards.com), please contact Park Street via email or phone:

Park Street Imports LLC

Email: competitions@parkstreet.com

Subject: SIP Awards Import Assistance

Phone: +1 (305) 967-7440 ext. 563

Contact: Cristina Caballero

Park Street 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 PARK STREET.

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

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

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