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Why enter

Why enter

Our judges

Our judges

International wine &
spirit competition

Entry zone


Here you will find all the information you need on the IWSC.

Whether you’re looking for entry dates and deadlines, instructions on how to enter the competition, or simply want to find out when the results are announced, you’ll find it here in our Entry Zone. If you need help with your application, don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Coronavirus - information for entrants and judges

In response to the current global situation, we at IWSC have been actively adjusting and working to develop the best way to put both our customers, experts and team first. Find out more.

2020 wine entry brochure

By entering the IWSC, we guarantee your wines get noticed worldwide.

The brochure is available in English, Spanish, French and Italian.


2020 spirits entry brochure

The world’s largest and most influential spirits competition.


Price of entry

NEW FOR 2020: Each wine or spirit submitted online is charged at £140 (£160 offline).

Early Bird offer: Enter by 31 January to save £20 per entry!

Trade fair offer: Save 50% on shipping by dropping your samples at the IWSC stand at Wine Paris or ProWein

*Early Bird offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, including bottle collection at international trade fairs.

Prices & how to enter


We have different entry and shipping deadlines for different regions.

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Shipping samples

NEW FOR 2020: We require three samples of each wine or sake, or two bottles of each spirit or vermouth entry.

For an additional £53 per entry for wine, sake or vermouth, or £80 for spirits, entrants can be able to ship their products to the IWSC from selected offices of our partner, Hellmann Beverage Logistics. This price covers all duty.

We also collect samples at a variety of trade event throughout the year. Upcoming events include Wine Paris and Prowein. This costs £26 for wine, sake and vermouth and £60 for spirits.

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Entry categories

Wines are judged by country, region, and vintage as appropriate.

Spirits are judged by type, age and strength. Whiskies are also variety/style judged by region, style and cask finish/strength where appropriate.

We also judge low or no alcohol wine and spirits.

Other awards

The IWSC takes nominations for a number of Achievement Awards and Business Awards.

Entrants of our main competition can also enter their products into our Spirit & Mixer Awards or the IWSC Design Awards.

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Brexit and the IWSC – how will I be affected?

Brexit may be edging closer but we’ve got you covered with this expert guide to getting your bottles in front of our judges.

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