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. Make sure you’ve read this year’s wine entry pack and spirits entry pack to learn about the IWSC judges. If you need help with your application, don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Price of entry

Each product submitted online is charged at £139 (£150 offline).

Prices & how to enter


We have different entry and shipping deadlines for different regions.

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Shipping samples

We require entrants to send us four bottles of each product they are entering into our competition.

For an additional £50 per wine entry or £69 per spirits entry, 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 for free at a variety of trade event throughout the year.

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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.

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Other Awards

In addition to our standard Entry Categories, 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 & Media Awards.

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