Prices & how to enter

Prices & how to enter

Enter the IWSC

Enter the IWSC

International wine &
spirit competition

Why enter the IWSC?

Why enter the IWSC?

Six reasons to enter the IWSC

1. The IWSC is the longest-running wine and spirits competition in the world, with over 50 years’ experience judging wines and spirits
2. Wines and spirits entered into the IWSC are judged by high-profile panels with commercial buying expertise across a diverse range of backgrounds, ensuring the greatest objectivity of results
3. The IWSC runs a dynamic year-round judging programme, with judging sessions spread across the year
4. We go the extra mile to present IWSC medal-winners directly to industry professionals and key buyers, through tastings organised by our trade partners, international trade fairs, and partnerships with key retailers
5. When you win a medal at the IWSC, we promote your brand to thousands of followers throughout the year via our social media channels, email newsletters, trade magazine 'Hand-picked' and at international and consumer shows
6. Gold medal and trophy-winning wines and spirits are presented for tasting at the prestigious IWSC Awards Banquet, held at the historic Guildhall in London – an event described by producers as ‘the Oscars of the wine and spirits industry’

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We work hard to promote and raise the profile of your winning wines and spirits around the world:

  • Trophy-winning wines and spirits are announced at the annual IWSC Banquet. Held at the prestigious Guildhall in London, this event brings together 500 of the industry's elite.
  • Your gold winning products are tasted by over 500 of the UK’s leading importers, retailers and critics.
  • Dedicated social media and email campaigns ensure winners are publicised to our global network of followers all year round.
  • Winners are featured on our website.
  • We have a dedicated Chinese media company promoting your winning wines and spirits to the domestic market via social media.
  • Winners are showcased in the IWSC magazine, a trade publication distributed to over 10,000 people.
  • We work with trade bodies to promote competition winners at Prowein, Wine Paris, Vinitaly, Wines of Chile, Wines of South Africa etc.
  • Winners receive a free marketing toolkit to help promote their awards, including medal artwork, certificates and a Winners' Guide.
  • Official IWSC medal stickers ensure differentiation on a crowded retail shelf.
  • Results are presented to key buyers with the objective of linking buyers and producers.
  • A selection of the winning wines and spirits will be showcased in our luxury lifestyle consumer magazine, Club Oenologique.
  • Medal winners are highlighted on key retailers such as Amazon, Indy Market, Wine Searcher, Ocado, Waitrose.

2018 wine entry brochure

Want to know more about the IWSC? Download our 2018 wine entry brochure.

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2018 spirits entry brochure

Want to know more about the IWSC? Download our 2018 spirits entry brochure.

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