Design awards


On today’s crowded shelves – and social media channels – the way a drink looks is just as important as how it tastes.

Our judges never see the bottle they’re scoring, so instead, packaging takes centre stage in our Design Awards, which reward innovation, creativity and brand personality in bottle artwork, design and packaging.

If you’ve entered your wines, spirits or alternative drinks into our main awards, you can also enter the Design Awards for an extra £95 per entry – just check the final page of your entry form. You can also enter just the Design Awards, and don't need to partake in our tasting awards, for £199 per entry. We require one unit per entry to be sent to our warehouse in the UK for our experts to judge.

The closing date for entry for 2023 is still TBC, judging will take place in August 2023. 

View our 2022 winners here.

The IWSC's Design Awards are sponsored by award-winning design and brand agency, Absolute.

Award categories

  • Limited edition
  • Gift pack
  • Traditional design
  • Contemporary design
  • Redesign/rebrand
  • Eco-friendly packaging

Please select the category when you submit your entry. 

Delivery details

We require one unit per entry to be sent to our warehouse in the UK for our experts to judge.

Send your entry to:

IWSC Design Awards c/o Sensible Wine Services
Unit 10 Dana Trading Estate
Transfesa Road
Paddock Wood
TN12 6UT

Further information

  • The closing date for entry is TBC
  • The awards will be judged in August 2023.
  • Results will be announced TBC.

For more information, please contact or

View the winners of our 2022 Design Awards trophies here.

About Absolute

Absolute is an award-winning full-service design and brand agency based in Cornwall, dedicated to experiential design across graphics, interiors and architecture. Creative Director, Helen Stephens, has over 30 years of experience and has created the liveries for global drinks successes including the award-winning, world-class wine producer Camel Valley and the largest independent cyder-maker and first distillery in Cornwall for 300 years, Healeys. Contact for project enquiries.

Visit Absolute's website