Emerging Talent awards

IWSC's Emerging Talent awards are an unparalleled opportunity for new and exciting voices within the industry to make their name and to build exposure and recognition for their work.

The winner of each of our six Emerging Talent awards will be granted a £2,500 travel bursary, to enable them to further their education and development within their chosen field.

These awards are open to everyone of all ages and all professions of the drinks trade.

Entry to our 2023 Emerging Talent Awards is open from Monday 14 November. Download the entry forms below and return them before Friday 27 January 2023 to marketing@iwsc.net

Good luck!

Emerging Talent in Wine

Looking beyond the on-trade and the world of communication, the IWSC is searching for individuals working in wine and destined to make a name for themselves.

Whether you work in Marketing, Buying, Sales or Finance or anywhere within the industry beyond the on-trade and communications, if you go above-and-beyond your role, demonstrating dedication and passion for wine beyond the scope of your day job, this is the award for you.

Recognised by your contemporaries as a talent and ready to shine outside your business, you will already be involved within wider aspects of the wine trade, as well as showing commitment and determination in everything you do.

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Emerging Talent in Spirits

This award is sponsored by Whyte & Mackay

As well as being awarded an educational travel bursary, the winner will be invited by Whyte & Mackay to join the 60th anniversary celebrations for of the Jura distillery, on 26 April 2023 on Jura. 

Looking beyond the on-trade and the world of communication, the IWSC is searching for individuals working in spirits and destined to make a name for themselves.

Recognised by your contemporaries as a talent and ready to shine outside your business. Whether you work in Marketing, Buying, Sales or Finance or anywhere within the industry beyond the on-trade and communications, if you are going above-and-beyond your role, demonstrating dedication and passion for spirits beyond the scope of your day job, this is the award for you.

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Emerging Talent in Wine Hospitality

This Emerging Talent trophy is awarded to someone who demonstrates a real dedication and passion within their role in the hospitality industry. If you are disrupting the norms of front of house, bringing consumers a unique experience, or redefining the way customers interact with wine, then this is the award for you.

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Emerging Talent in Bartending

This award is sponsored by CROSSIP.

Recognising the very finest talent in the bartender community, the IWSC is on the lookout for an individual who is leading the way in creativity and trendsetting in the bar world. Someone who is disrupting the norm and having a wider conversation about the importance of the on-trade. We see our Bartending winner as a natural ambassador for their trade. This award is open to all international bartenders.

The winner and shortlisted entrants for this award will each have the opportunity to join a mentor programme with CROSSIP founder, Carl Anthony Brown. Carl is an industry and media renowned cocktail expert. He has 16 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and before launching CROSSIP he featured regularly on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch as a drinks expert and has made regular appearances on ITV’s This Morning.

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Emerging Talent in Wine Communication

The world of wine communication has a plethora of incredibly skilled creatives sharing their knowledge and passion. The IWSC is looking for new talent within this field. Someone who has recently set out on their journey in the hope of becoming the next big name in wine communication.

This new award has been specially created for a new generation of wine communicators, people who are using new, innovative and creative ways to share their knowledge and passion with consumers and/or the wider industry.

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Emerging Talent in Spirits Communication

This award is sponsored by Whyte & Mackay.

Do you know someone who has recently set out on their journey to become the next big name in spirits communication? We want to hear from them. This title has been specially created for a new generation of communicators within the spirits industry. Communicators who are using innovative and creative ways to share their knowledge and passion with consumers and/or the wider industry.

As well as being awarded an educational travel bursary, the winner will be invited by Whyte & Mackay to join the 60th anniversary celebrations for of the Jura distillery, on 26 April 2023 on Jura. 

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