Frequently asked questions


£170 + VAT per entry, reduced to £160 + VAT per entry for a minimum of 4 entries

Entry into our Design Awards is an additional £99 per category

Entry into our Mixer Awards is an additional £139 per category

 Sort CodeAccount NumberSwift CodeIBAN Number
£ Sterling20-01-5843783006BUKBGB22GB07 BUKB 2001 5843 7830 06
€ Euros20-01-5858945255BARCGB22GB24 BUKB 2001 5858 9452 55
$ Dollars20-01-5886763411BUKBGB22GB18 BUKB 2001 5886 7634 11
$ Dollars20-01-5856224422BARCGB22GB50 BUKB 2001 5856 224 422

Your invoice will be sent to you via email. If you haven't received your invoice after two weeks, please contact

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Delivering samples

Yes. Send an email to to speak to a member of our team about this.

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics (consolidated shipping) or independent courier. You can find more information on our Spirits Shipping Details pageWine Shipping Details page or Alternative Drinks Shipping Details page.

We sometimes collect bottles at a number of key trade events around the globe, throughout the year. Please contact us for more information.

Products may be submitted with a temporary label. It must contain all required legal information. We do not accept tank samples.

You must send four bottles of each wine and sake entry, or two bottles for spirits, and four bottles of everything else (vermouth, low/no, cider, RTDs, wine-based flavoured drinks and fruit wine). If you are sending cans you must send six cans.

If you are entering expensive spirits, we are sometimes able to accept fewer offers. Contact us if you need more information.

500ml, 700ml, 750ml or 750cl

Login to your account, select 'Manage Entries' and then you will be able to print a label.

The IWSC aims to be as environmentally-friendly as we can, so please avoid polystyrene where possible.

Any other packaging is acceptable, so long as your samples can get to us in good condition.


We have different entry and shipping deadlines for various categories which can be viewed on our website.

Not usually, but if we do the details will be on in the deadlines area of our website.

Please get in touch if you have a specific request.

Judging process

Our judging panels are made up of an optimum mix of experts from a diverse range of trade backgrounds. We have more than 400 judges from over 30 countries.

No, at the IWSC we judge wines, spirits and everything else purely based on quality. Judges do not receive any information regarding the prices or indication of its value.

No, only the top-scoring drinks receive medals. The scoring is different for wines and spirits. Click here to read more about the IWSC’s scoring system.


You will receive an email notifying you if you have won any awards. You will also be able to access your results by logging in to your account on our website.

Some results will be embargoed prior to a public accoucement, but winners will find out the results in advance so that they can plan publicity beforehand.

Successful entrants can download free PDF certificates and standard resolution medal artwork by logging in to your account. If you purchase printed certificates they will be sent a few weeks after they have been purchased and orders have closed.

You will be able to purchase high res logos, artwork and bottle stickers by logging in to your account.

IWSC gold-awarded products are tasted by over 500 of the UK's leading importers, retailers and critics. We have dedicated social media campaigns running throughout the year to publicise winning products. We also work with trade bodies to promote top-rated producers at a number of events around the world, including ProWein, Wine Paris, London Wine Fair and Vinitaly. Find out more.

Award winners will also receive a marketing toolkit to help them promote their win via PR campaigns and social media.

Producers who have selected printed certificates will receive these a few weeks after they have been purchased and orders have closed. You can also download a PDF copy from our website by logging in to your account.

You can search our database of winners from 2013 onwards. For archived results, please email

The silver award scoring changed in 2019. In 2017 and 2018 a score of 80-85 was awarded a silver medal and a score of 86-90 was silver outstanding.

In 2019, we discontinued silver outstanding and a silver score is now 90-94.


Pricing per roll of 1,000 stickers:

1-10 rolls = £62.00 each
11-25 rolls= £53.00 each
26-49 rolls = £43.00 each
50-99 rolls = £37.00 each
100+ rolls = £31.00 each

Login to your account to purchase stickers.

Sticker delivery is free of charge, but it is the responsibility of the receiver to pay any import costs to the shipping carrier, such as VAT, duties and clearing fees, upon delivery.

Yes you can, you will need to purchase hi-res artwork and also a printing license for every 1,000 labels you print. Or you can purchase pre-printed stickers to put on your label.

Please click below to access your chosen medal artwork:

The stickers are 25mm in diameter.

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