How to enter


Entering your wine, spirits or alternative drinks into the IWSC couldn’t be easier

Below you will find all the information you need to submit your samples for tasting by our expert team of judges. If anything is unclear, contact us on and a member of our team will be only too happy to help. Don't forget to take a quick look at our terms and conditions.

What does the entry process involve?

1. Fill out the entry and payment forms online (or send them to us via email or post). These will only take around five minutes to complete.
2. Pack up your samples (we need four bottles for wine, sake, vermouth, cider and low/no entries, or two bottles of spirits.)
3. Print the label that is available on your IWSC account page, and attach one to each package of bottles.
4. Send your bottles to us (visit our shipping page to view your options).
5. That's it! Once we receive your samples, they will be reviewed by expert judging panels and we will share their evaluation with you shortly afterwards.

How to enter

Where do I enter?

It couldn't be easier to enter our awards, throughout our website there are 'ENTER NOW' links, or simply click here to get started.

It will take approximately five minutes, but you don't have to complete it all at once if you're short on time – just save your progress and come back to it later.

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How much does it cost to enter the IWSC?

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What are the shipping costs?

We recommend all entrants make use of our group shipping offer.

Ship your samples to your local Hellmann Beverage Logistics depot and they will deliver the bottles to us. The price below covers all duty.

  • All Wine from ‘Old World’ countries: £56 per entry
  • All Wine from ‘New World’ countries: £66 per entry
  • Spirits and Alternative Drinks (Low/No, Cider etc): £90 per entry

If you choose not to make use of our group shipping offer or miss the deadline, you're welcome to make your own shipping arrangements.

Check the shipping deadlines here

How many samples do I need to send?

We need four bottles for wine, sake, vermouth, cider and low/no entries, or two bottles of spirits. For any entries in cans, we require six samples.

Need help with your application?

Take a look at our FAQs page to see if your question is answered there. If you still require assistance, then our WSET-trained team will be only too happy to help you. Get in touch by emailing or calling +44 (0)1483 548963.