WSA registration - step by step

Step 1: Timetable & registration

  • Start of registration for the World Spirits Award:

    Start of the WSA registration is 1st August 2018. 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.
  • Binding registration with number of samples: by 1st November 2018
    Or by e-mail with company address and number of products
  • Invoicing
  • Payment after receipt of invoice - surcharge of 10% if paid after 1st November 2018
  • Documents for distillery portrait and photo selection via e-mail or web transfer
  • E-mail an Excel sheet with complete list of all necessary product details for registration (if product details are missing) by 1st December 2018 at the latest

 Step 2: Sample shipment

  • No dispatch without payment
  • Shipment of samples by 15th December 2018 at the latest
  • Delivery note and/or pro-forma invoice
  • Three (over 0.5 litres content) or four bottles (0.375 litre) per product

Step 3: Tasting & medal stickers or licence agreement

  • Tasting weekends are in January
  • Announcement of medals (unofficially) by 5th February 2019
  • Ordering of medal stickers by 8th February 2019 - payment of invoice immediately upon receipt
  • Licence agreements can be made from 5th February 2019
  • 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 2019 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 its 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 2019


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