IMPORTANT DATES

MARCH 17, 2017

Final deadline to submit your samples, entry forms, and fees to take advantage of the discounted rate.

APRIL 15, 2016

Final deadline to submit all samples, entry forms, and fees to be a part of the competition.

MAY 15, 2017

The tasting competition will be held at The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. This event will be open to the public.

THE BENEFITS OF ENTERING

Entering a consumer-judged world spirits competition provides many advantages for your brand. 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 by May 16, 2016.
  • There is no limit to the umber of entries per producer. A spirit can be entered in multiple applicable categories (separate fees and bottle samples apply).
  • The Competition reservest he right to photograph and reproduce any product entered in the Competitions 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 Managin 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) | $450 per brand entry

Cocktail Mixers and other non-alcoholic (categories 800s) | $275 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.”
  • Shipments of more than one box, indicate that the box is 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 info.

Local Drop-off

Local drop-off is permitted during warehouse hours of Monday – Sturday from 10:00AM – 6:00PM PST (excluding major holidays). Be sure to clearly label on the packaging “SIP Awards” and your company info.

Shipping from Outside the United States

If you are using your U.S. Importer, they should follow the above instructions for domestic shipping. If you are NOT using a U.S. 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 youro shipment. Please note that the COLA waiver takes up to 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 IMPORT DOCUMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS FROM PARK STREET.

Additional terms and conditions are explained on the entry form. Contact us with any questions. To learn more about upcoming events, details on future competitions, and registration reminders, sign up for our newsletter.

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