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2021 World Sparkling Wine Awards – Deadline extended

Final Entry Deadline: 12 February 2021
Final Shipping Deadline: 26 February 2021


We are delighted to announce that the World Sparkling Wine Awards 2021 are still open for entries. In these challenging times we want to give you as much time as possible to register and complete your entries.

New for this year is our custom-built shipping system in partnership with DHL. You can now book in your shipments easily through your online profile.

The World Sparkling Wine Awards are the global awards selecting the very best in all internationally recognised styles of Sparkling Wine.

Dates for your diary
  • Entry Deadline – 22 January 2021
  • Shipping Deadline – 5 February 2021
  • Winners announced – 20 May 2021


We are in the midst of an extraordinary situation which is affecting those in the industry in a number of ways. However, we want to look to the future, and let you know what winning an award in the 2021 World Drinks Awards could mean for you and your business. Advertising is more important than ever, and a win at the World Drinks Awards equals direct advertising opportunities.

Winning helps consumers make their purchasing decisions. It can be hard to pick from the hundreds of products lining the shelves; but as an award winner, you will stand out You will receive logos and certificates free of charge, to use as you wish to promote your win and your product.

Every entrant receives…
  • A personalized World Sparkling Wine Awards tasting note
  • Invitation to the World Sparkling Wine Awards final round tasting in London

    Winners receive…
  • Extensive coverage on WorldSparkling WineAwards.com
  • High resolution logos
  • International, regional and national coverage targeting Sparkling Wine consumers and trade buyers
  • Boxed set: inclusion in the World Sparkling Wine Awards boxed set, featuring the winners
  • Point of sale materials including: stickers and collarets with your award in corporate collars
  • All country and world winners are featured in the annual Best Spirits publication

    Medals, Certificates and Trophies receive…
  • Medal, certificate and logo pack
  • Country certificate and logo pack
  • World Style certificate and logo pack
  • World’s Best Trophies, certificate and logo pack

    Taste categories

    Cava

    Brut Nature

    Extra Brut

    Brut

    Extra Dry

    Dry

    Demi Sec / Sweet

    Proscecco

    Prosecco DOC - Frizzante/Spumante Superiore

    Prosecco DOC - Demi-Sec

    Prosecco di Treviso/Trieste - Demi-Sec

    Asolo Prosecco DOCG - Demi-Sec

    Conegliano – Valdobbiadene DOCG - Demi-Sec

    Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG - Demi-Sec

    Prosecco di Treviso/Trieste - Frizzante/Spumante Superiore

    Asolo Prosecco DOCG - Frizzante/Spumante Superiore

    Conegliano – Valdobbiadene DOCG - Frizzante/Spumante Superiore

    Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG - Frizzante/Spumante Superiore

    Prosecco DOC - Brut

    Prosecco di Treviso/Trieste - Brut

    Asolo Prosecco DOCG - Brut

    Conegliano – Valdobbiadene DOCG - Brut

    Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG - Brut

    Prosecco DOC - Extra Dry

    Prosecco di Treviso/Trieste - Extra Dry

    Asolo Prosecco DOCG - Extra Dry

    Conegliano – Valdobbiadene DOCG - Extra Dry

    Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG - Extra Dry

    Prosecco DOC - Dry

    Prosecco di Treviso/Trieste - Dry

    Asolo Prosecco DOCG - Dry

    Conegliano – Valdobbiadene DOCG - Dry

    Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG - Dry

    Bottle Fermented

    Extra Dry

    Dry

    Medium

    Sweet

    Tank Fermented

    Extra Dry

    Dry

    Medium

    Sweet

    Cremant

    Extra Dry

    Dry

    Medium

    Sweet

    Sekt

    Extra Dry

    Dry

    Medium

    Sweet

    English Sparkling

    Extra Dry

    Dry

    Medium

    Sweet

    Lambrusco

    Extra Dry

    Dry

    Medium

    Sweet

    Co2 Infused

    Dry

    Medium

    Sweet

    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.
    Redesign / relaunch
    This category refers to a new or refreshed packaging design created for an existing product and introduced to the market after February 1, 2019. A picture or sample of the previous packaging must be supplied along with a description of what changes have been made and why
    New launch
    Packaging for a new product launched after February 1, 2019.
    Range design
    This is a packaging design that carries through and unites a range or ‘family’ of different products from one producer or brand.
    Bottle Design
    The overall design of the glass or PET bottle: shape, colour, functionality and any embossing, decorative finishes, coatings or direct printed elements as well as visual appeal.

    The judging process

    TASTE

    Round 1
    Each Sparkling Wine is tasted in its relevant category to identify and select the category winners. Judges making up the World Sparkling Wine Awards panel include international, leading journalists, specialist drinks retailers and industry experts.

    Round 2
    The ‘Best’ Sparkling Wine in each category are then tasted against each other to select the World’s Best Sparkling Wine.

    DESIGN
    All DESIGN judging is conducted by a panel of leading international design experts.

    For each entry, the following quantities should be supplied
    • Taste only – 6 bottles
    • Design only – 2 bottles
    • Taste and Design – 6 bottles


    Shipping

    IMPORTANT BREXIT UPDATE
    Brexit and shipping from Europe

    Customs Declarations will be required from 1 January 2021 for shipments between Great Britain and the European Union (and vice-versa). Although the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement refers to 'zero tariffs' (zero customs duties), this doesn't replace the need to generate a Customs Declaration and so a Commercial or Pro-forma Invoice is required. The trade deal only applies to Customs duties, meaning that in most cases Customs duties will not be applied to goods fulfilling all necessary "rules of origin" requirements. However, VAT will still be levied. Customs declarations are therefore required for goods to clear the border, as the UK will have left the single market and the customs union. Country-specific restrictions will still be in place and any associated licences will also be required.

    We are delighted to introduce our new shipping service in partnership with DHL. You can now book in your shipments right through your online profile.

    For each entry, the following quantities should be supplied
    • Taste only – 6 bottles
    • Design only – 2 bottles
    • Taste and Design – 6 bottles


    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£169 + VAT each£164 + VAT each£159 + VAT each£154 + VAT each
    Taste or Design£169 + VAT each£164 + VAT each£159 + VAT each£154 + 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

    Terms & Conditions

  • Products must be sent by prepaid post and be received by the Shipping Date listed.
  • Entries are only accepted on a completed online entry form with the appropriate entry fee.
  • 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 made available for collection at the entrant’s expense or retained by the Organiser if not collected within eight weeks of the Due Date. Due Date is the entry deadline.
  • If an entry is withdrawn after the Due Date, no refunds will be given. This includes entries for which product has not been received.
  • Payment in full is required before judging commences.
  • Substitutions of entries is possible, but needs to be communicated to the World Drinks Awards prior to the Due Date.
  • If you are shipping your entries yourself, please ensure that all customs, clearance and any associated costs have been paid in advance. If these costs are not paid, the World Drinks Awards will invoice any costs occurred, including a £25.00 administration fee. If these costs remain unpaid, the World Drinks Awards are unable to accept the entries.
  • 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 are unable to be returned. Our policy on unreturned bottles is as follows:
    o Opened bottles may be poured at trade and consumer events to promote the individual brand, or included in a charity bottling, the proceeds of which are distributed to charity.
    o Closed bottles may be distributed to individual charities on a case by basis, or presented for auction, all proceeds of which are distributed to charity.
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