Time-Table and addresses
Step 1: Timetable & registration
/ Start of registration for the World Spirits Award:
Start of the WSA registration is 1st August 2019. The "World Spirits Award" is limited to 450 samples - so please register early enough!
Invoices will be sent from 1st August and are to be paid immediately - participation will not be confirmed until payment has been received.
From 1st August to 30th September the early bird rate (minus 10%) applies – after 1st October the normal price applies.
/ Binding registration with number of samples: by 1st November 2019
Or by e-mail with company address and number of products
/ Payment after receipt of invoice - surcharge of 10% if paid after 1st November 2019
/ E-Mail an Excel sheet with complete list of all necessary product details for registration (if product details are missing) by 15th November 2019 at the latest
/ Submission of photo selection and information documents: by 20th November 2019
Documents for distillery portrait and photo selection via e-mail or web transfer
Step 2: Sample shipment
/ No dispatch without payment
/ Shipment of samples by 1st December 2019 at the latest
/ Delivery note and/or pro-forma invoice
/ Three (over 0.5 litres content) or four bottles (0.375 litre) per product
/ Shipment address:
WSA World-Spirits Award
Untertscherner Weg 3
9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria
Fax: 0043-4240-760 50
Step 3: Tasting & medal stickers or licence agreement
/ Tasting weekends are in January
/ Announcement of medals (unofficially) by 5th February 2020
/ Ordering of medal stickers by 8th February 2020 - payment of invoice immediately upon receipt
/ Licence agreements can be made from 5th February 2020
/ No information on exact results or feedback on submissions
/ Mailing of medal logos only after Award Ceremony
Step 4: Award Ceremony & publication of results
/ Announcement of venue for the Award Ceremony by 15th February 2020 and registration for Award Ceremony and Distillery Tour by 20th February
/ Publication and use of official results on the day after the Award Ceremony
/ Mailing of digital medal logos and distillery portraits within one week of the Award Ceremony
/ Mailing of high-resolution medal logos on request and on declaration of intended use
/ You need a licence agreement for ist use on bottles, labels, boxes …
/ Mailing of medals/certificates within one week of the Award Ceremony - in the case of non-deliverability, further mailing at the expense of the applicant.
/ The same applies for the shipment of the World Spirits Award Trophy including insurance.
/ Mailing of the World Spirits Guide at the end of July/beginning of August 2020
The participants are obliged to observe the deadlines given by the organiser for registration, provision of documents, pictures, etc., otherwise there might be unpredictable delays in WSA organisation. The work has a very tightly organised schedule and is coordinated with various partners. If pack shots (photos of bottles) for the apps arrive too late, they unfortunately cannot be used. This also applies to all the services that are included with your participation.