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This year, in the wake of a global pandemic, SIP Awards had to quickly evolve and pivot our annual event into an at-home tasting experience. Our team carefully and safely assemble the tasting kits while practicing social distancing, wearing face masks and gloves along with other safety measure guidelines recommended.


We are still planning to move forward with our annual spirit & mixer competition.

There may be small shifts in dates or event structure. However, the evaluation is still on. This being our 12th year, we have faced many challenges and innovated through them -- but this does not mean that we won't shift deadlines or event dates as needed for the safety and health of our attendees.

The safety of our SIP Awards event participants, guests, and staff is the highest priority.

To the best of our knowledge, our employees have not been exposed to the COVID-19 virus and have not recently traveled to any highly affected areas. We have and will continue to take precautionary steps in both training and maintaining the safety of our employees' health.

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Brand participant information to note:

  • COVID-19 will not restrict you from shipping your products
  • Our warehouse is still open and accepting entries.
  • If you are interested in participating in our next competition, visit our entrants page for more information.
  • For further questions or concerns please contact us!

International entrants to note:

We are in constant contact with our import partners (MHW Ltd.) and have been informed there are no significant changes in the process of sending products to the U.S. internationally via the COLA/TTB systems. For more details, please do reach out to your respective U.S. importer.

We will be in touch should any further developments cause changes to you and your brand. Although our admin team is working remotely at the current time, based on the recommendation of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, we are quickly responding to any questions that come in. We encourage you to email with any questions and concerns.

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