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World Maderia Awards 2020 Open For Entries

Entry Deadline 24 January
Shipping Deadline 28 February


The World Maderia Awards are the global awards selecting the very best in all internationally recognised styles of maderia.

Every entrant receives…
  • A personalized World Maderia Awards tasting note
  • Invitation to the World Maderia Awards final round tasting in London

    Winners receive…
  • Extensive coverage on WorldMaderiaAwards.com
  • High resolution logos
  • International, regional and national coverage targeting maderia consumers and trade buyers
  • Boxed set: inclusion in the World Maderia Awards boxed set, featuring the winners
  • Point of sale materials including: stickers and collarets with your award in corporate collars
  • All country and world winners are featured in the annual Best Spirits publication

    Medals, Certificates and Trophies receive…
  • Medal, certificate and logo pack
  • Country certificate and logo pack
  • World Style certificate and logo pack
  • World’s Best Trophies, certificate and logo pack

    Taste categories

    Seleccionado
    Finest, Choice, or Select 3 years old but below five years of age.
    Rainwater
    At least 3 years old.
    Colheita
    From a single year, aged continuously in wooden casks for at least 5 years.

    Dry

    Medium Dry

    Medium Sweet

    Sweet

    Reserve
    Aged a minimum of 5 years.

    Dry

    Medium Dry

    Medium Sweet

    Sweet

    Old Reserve
    Special Reserve or Very Old, 10 years or over.

    Dry

    Medium Dry

    Medium Sweet

    Sweet

    Extra Reserve
    15 years or older

    Dry

    Medium Dry

    Medium Sweet

    Sweet

    Vintage
    Frasqueira, 20 years or older

    Dry

    Medium Dry

    Medium Sweet

    Sweet

    Vintage

    From the grapes of a Declared Vintage Year.

    Late Bottled Vintage (LBV)

    Has remained in vat for between four and six years before bottling.

    Filtered or unfiltered

    Single Quinta Vintage

    Produced from wines from a single estate.

    Design categories

    Label design
    This includes all aspects of on-bottle brand/product communication, including the application of any direct printing onto bottle, capsule or closure, as well as paper and film labels and sleeves. The pack will be judged on the overall design and quality of materials, print, decoration and application.
    Presentation
    This applies to the secondary, outer, presentation packaging, such as cartons, boxes, cases, plinths, chests etc. The presentation will be judged on the overall effect with the bottle in place.
    Travel retail exclusive
    Packaging created specifically for sale in the duty-free / travel retail market
    Limited edition
    This category applies to pack designs where the number produced was limited, such as for a special production, occasion or season.
    New launch
    Packaging for a new product launched after February 1, 2019.
    Brand design
    This is a packaging design that carries through and unites a range or ‘family’ of different products from one producer or brand.

    The judging process

    TASTE

    Round 1
    Each maderia is tasted in its relevant category to identify and select the category winners. Judges making up the World maderia Awards panel include international, leading journalists, specialist drinks retailers and industry experts.

    Round 2
    The ‘Best’ maderia in each category are then tasted against each other to select the World’s Best maderia.

    DESIGN
    All DESIGN judging is conducted by a panel of leading international design experts.

    Please send 3 bottles. If you have entered only in design, please only send 2 bottles.

    Shipping

    For any enquiries regarding your shipments, please contact
    info@worlddrinksawards.com Anita Ujszaszi

    Rates

    Entry fees

     1 entry2 entries3 entries4+ entries
    Sterling
    Taste & Design£245 + VAT each£235 + VAT each£225 + VAT each£215 + VAT each
    Design£169 + VAT each£164 + VAT each£159 + VAT each£154 + VAT each
    Taste or Design£169 + VAT each£164 + VAT each£159 + VAT each£154 + VAT each
    Euro
    Taste & Design€315 each€305 each€295 each€285 each
    Design€210 each€205 each€200 each€195 each
    Taste or Design€210 each€205 each€200 each€195 each
    USD
    Taste & Design$410 each$395 each$380 each$365 each
    Design$280 each$270 each$260 each$250 each
    Taste or Design$280 each$270 each$260 each$250 each
    Canadian Dollar
    Taste & Design$460 each$445 each$430 each$415 each
    Design$320 each$310 each$300 each$290 each
    Taste or Design$320 each$310 each$300 each$290 each

    Terms & conditions

    All must be made online.
  • Entries are only accepted on a completed online entry form with the appropriate entry fee.
  • Any entry form which arrives incomplete, late or illegible and any product which is late or damaged may be deemed invalid.
  • If an entry is withdrawn by the due date or disqualified, the entry fee will be returned subject to an administration charge of 50% of the entry fee. Products will be retained by the Organiser.
  • The judges’ decision on all matters is final.
  • The Organisers may, at their discretion, refuse to accept an entry.
  • The Organisers may alter the closing date for the awards, place an entry in the most appropriate style, rule that an entry may not compete or is ineligible to compete, or alter the date, time or place on or at which the awards are scheduled to take place.
  • The Chair of Judges has the power to disqualify any entry not deemed as meeting the entry criteria.
  • These rules are governed by the laws of the UK.
  • Please note: bottles will not be returned.
  • Our policy on unreturned bottles is as follows:
  • Opened bottles may be poured at trade and consumer events to promote the individual brand
  • Closed bottles may be distributed to individual charities on a case by basis, or presented for auction, all proceeds going to charity.
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