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About the awards

Encouraging, recognising & rewarding excellence

With the publication of Effervescence, the World Drinks Awards are harnessing 20 years' experience promoting great drinks brands and are proud to announce the launch of the World Champagne Awards. The Olympics of the awards world will bring the best Champagnes to consumers and trade across the globe via our unique network of magazines, webs sites, social media and events.

Taste categories

Non Vintage

Zero Dosage

Ultra Brut

Brut

Extra Dry

Sec

Demi-Sec g. Doux

Vintage

Zero Dosage

Ultra Brut

Brut

Extra Dry

Sec

Demi-Sec g. Doux

Prestige Cuve´e

Zero Dosage

Ultra Brut

Brut

Extra Dry

Sec

Demi-Sec g. Doux

Design categories

Label design
This includes all aspects of on-bottle brand/product communication, including the application of any direct printing onto bottle, capsule or closure, as well as paper and film labels and sleeves. The pack will be judged on the overall design and quality of materials, print, decoration and application.
Presentation
This applies to the secondary, outer, presentation packaging, such as cartons, boxes, cases, plinths, chests etc. The presentation will be judged on the overall effect with the bottle in place.
Travel retail exclusive
Packaging created specifically for sale in the duty-free / travel retail market
Limited edition
This category applies to pack designs where the number produced was limited, such as for a special production, occasion or season.
New launch
Packaging for a new product launched after February 1, 2019.
Brand design
This is a packaging design that carries through and unites a range or ‘family’ of different products from one producer or brand.

The judging process

Our internationally experienced judges focus on two core features

Taste Quality
Design Excellence


  • Every entrant receives their unique tasting note from our expert tasting panel

  • Every winner is included in Effervescence, the new international publication “Celebrating Champagne & Sparkling Wine”
  • Every winning bottle’s photograph is presented on www.worlddrinksawards.com
  • Every winner’s tasting notes and producer information are presented on www.worlddrinksawards.com
  • Every winner is available to purchase through our unique global affiliate scheme network via the www.worlddrinksawards.com ‘buy now’ online purchase option
  • Presentation of all winners at the beginning of the summer season
  • Press release to all specialist, trade and consumer media, and national and international press
  • Detailed winners’ list presented to our global database of trade buyers
  • Logos and certificates for all winners free of charge, with overall winners receiving their engraved glass trophy

    Winners are announced on 21 May 2019

    Shipping

    We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Procurus to provide a door to door shipping service exclusively for World Champagne Awards entrants.

    If you wish to use this service, you only have to enter and pack, they will do the rest. Have you registered your entries already? Login to your account to book your shipment now. The charge for this service is not included in the entry rates.

    If you wish to ship your entries yourself, please send them to the address supplied in your account. If you are shipping your entries yourself, please ensure that all customs, clearance and any associated costs have been paid. If these are not paid, the World Champagne Awards can either not accept the entries or will have to invoice any costs occurred, including a £25.00 administration fee.

    Shipping deadline: All samples need to be received by 19 April 2019.


    Shipping Addresse


    c/o Procurus Ltd
    Cliff Road Industrial Estate
    Cliff Road
    Ipswich
    IP3 0AY

    Contact: Heidi Seaman
    Email: heidis@procurusgroup.com
    Phone: +44 (0)1394 799 024



    For any enquiries regarding your shipments, please contact
    info@worlddrinksawards.com Anita Ujszaszi

    Rates

    Entry fees

     1 entry2 entries3 entries4+ entries
    Sterling
    Taste & Design£245 + VAT each£235 + VAT each£225 + VAT each£215 + VAT each
    Design£167 + VAT each£162 + VAT each£157 + VAT each£152 + VAT each
    Taste or Design£167 + VAT each£162 + VAT each£157 + VAT each£152 + VAT each
    Euro
    Taste & Design€315 each€305 each€295 each€285 each
    Design€210 each€205 each€200 each€195 each
    Taste or Design€210 each€205 each€200 each€195 each
    USD
    Taste & Design$410 each$395 each$380 each$365 each
    Design$280 each$270 each$260 each$250 each
    Taste or Design$280 each$270 each$260 each$250 each
    Canadian Dollar
    Taste & Design$460 each$445 each$430 each$415 each
    Design$320 each$310 each$300 each$290 each
    Taste or Design$320 each$310 each$300 each$290 each

    Terms & conditions

    All must be made online.
  • Entries are only accepted on a completed online entry form with the appropriate entry fee.
  • Any entry form which arrives incomplete, late or illegible and any product which is late or damaged may be deemed invalid.
  • If an entry is withdrawn by the due date or disqualified, the entry fee will be returned subject to an administration charge of 50% of the entry fee. Products will be retained by the Organiser.
  • The judges’ decision on all matters is final.
  • The Organisers may, at their discretion, refuse to accept an entry.
  • The Organisers may alter the closing date for the awards, place an entry in the most appropriate style, rule that an entry may not compete or is ineligible to compete, or alter the date, time or place on or at which the awards are scheduled to take place.
  • The Chair of Judges has the power to disqualify any entry not deemed as meeting the entry criteria.
  • These rules are governed by the laws of the UK.
  • Please note: bottles will not be returned.
  • Our policy on unreturned bottles is as follows:
  • Opened bottles may be poured at trade and consumer events to promote the individual brand
  • Closed bottles may be distributed to individual charities on a case by basis, or presented for auction, all proceeds going to charity.
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