Design Awards

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

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 £75 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 is Friday 29 July. The awards will be judged w.c. 22nd August, with the winning entrants announced on 31 August. Good luck!

New award categories

Updating our award categories for 2022, we have launched new, innovative categories for brands to showcase their design flare:

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

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
Tonbridge
TN12 6UT
UK

Further information

  • The closing date for entry is Friday 29 July.
  • The awards will be judged w.c. 22nd August.
  • Results will be announced on 31 August.

For more information, please contact silvia.rizzo@iwsc.net or veronique.defreitas@iwsc.net.

View the winners of our 2021 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 hello@weareabsoluteuk.com for project enquiries.

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