Bartender Spirits Awards

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FAQ

Got questions? Please refer to the FAQ section here. If you still have further questions, please email aaron@bartenderspiritsawards.com or call +1 855 481 1112 (USA)

Entry Questions 

How much does the entry fee cost (per entry)?

$95 - Till October 31, 2018 (Super early bird pricing)
$125 - November 1 to December 31, 2018
$165 - From January 1, 2019 Onwards

What are the shipping options and where to ship?

Please send your samples (2 bottles per entry) to BSA at the below address between 1 October 2018 and 20 April 2019 to the following address:

MHW Ltd - Bartender Spirit Awards
c/o Northwest Distribution and Storage, Inc.
1745 Oxford St. SE #150
Salem, OR 97302

Goods receiving time: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm.

*Spirits that arrives after the deadline date will not be accepted and refunds will not be issued.

*Official BSA shipping labels MUST BE USED and are on the 'My shipping labels' section of 'My account'. You can download and print your shipping label. Please note that your reference number is on the shipping label and it is very important for BSA team to see your shipping label on your box and one copy inside your box. Clearly, label each box of wine using the shipping label. Official BSA shipping labels must be used to send samples

Are there any extensions to deadlines?

Not usually, but please call the office on  +1 855 481 1112 (USA).

How do I find the correct category for my product?

Please download the category list from our website. Or please email aaron@bartenderspiritsawards.com for help.

Are there any discounts for multiple entries or early entries?

There are various discounts on offer throughout the year. Please check our website to see these.

Can you tell me the deadlines?

Please visit key deadlines and pricing for more information

Can I pay entry fees using my own currency? 

All BSA Invoices are issued in USD, however, you are welcome to pay the equivalent amount in your local currency for your convenience. We recommend you refer to a currency conversion website like http://www.xe.com/ for today's rates.

Samples and Shipping

When do I need to ship samples and what are the deadlines?

Please see shipping instructions for full details.

Please send your samples (2 bottles per entry) to Northwest Distribution and Storage, Inc. between 1 October 2018 and 10 April 2019 to the following address:

MHW Ltd - Bartender Spirit Awards
c/o Northwest Distribution and Storage, Inc.
1745 Oxford St. SE #150
Salem, OR 97302

Goods receiving time: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm.

Spirits that arrives after the deadline date will not be accepted and refunds will not be issued.

How many bottles per entry do we need to send?

(3) 750ml (or similar) bottles of each entry along with a copy your entry form. Clearly mark ‘Sample Material - Not For Resale - Glass Enclosed’ on the outer carton/s. Include the copy of the completed submission form in the shipment even if submitted online.

Where do we send my samples? 

Please see shipping instructions.

Can I deliver samples in person?

The Bartender Spirits Awards recommends shipping samples, but it is also possible for you to organize delivery direct to our warehouse. Please send your spirits samples (2 bottles per entry) to Northwest Distribution and Storage, Inc. between 1 October 2018 and 10 April 2019 to the following address: 

MHW Ltd - Bartender Spirit Awards
c/o Northwest Distribution and Storage, Inc.
1745 Oxford St. SE #150
Salem, OR 97302

Goods receiving time: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm.

Spirits that arrives after the deadline date will not be accepted and refunds will not be issued.

How do we know BSA received the samples?

Please email Aaron at aaron@bartenderspiritsawards.com to inquire the status of your samples if you have any questions.

Our samples did not arrive in time/were late for the BSA. They are on hold by customs/damaged by courier//late to arrive. Can we still send our samples? 

For the BSA Judges to taste your products it is essential they arrive in time. If your samples do not arrive in time for the BSA, they will not be able to be blind tasted, or placed by the Judges.

Where can I print an address label on the website?

Log in > Manage entries > print shipping label

Invoice and billing questions

How will my invoice be sent to me?

If you haven’t received your invoice after 2 weeks, please contact aaron@bartenderspiritsawards.com

Do we need to pay taxes and duties?

Yes, you need to raise the documents to ship with all charges being billed back to you.

Login Questions:

I don't have an account with BSA, can I still enter?

Yes, please create your account here. It will help you manage your entries, track your samples and market your wins.

Results and Winners

How will I be informed of my results? 

Via email and your results will be uploaded to your account.

What do winners receive from the BSA?

A certificate, logos and stickers, and an online marketing toolkit.

How do I order stickers/artwork? 

You can order from your account area

Where are my stickers? 

Please contact Aaron via email aaron@bartenderspiritsawards.com or call us on +44 0203 8580159

How will the award benefit my brand? 

Our marketing team will send you a free toolkit on how to promote your win, PR campaign, and social media. It will also include how BSA will be promoting your brand all year round.

When will I receive my certificate(s)? 

Shortly after results release, by post. Or you can download from the website immediately.

Printing Labels and Rights

We are printing the BSA License to Print. What are the Charter Colours to give to our Printer?

BSA medals are designed and printed in a CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and key-black) colors onto Silver Metallic Foil. For further orders kindly refer to the sticker shop.

Are BSA Medal Sticker Price and BSA License to print the same? 

The purpose of License to Print was primarily arranged for the convenience of Winners that have larger quantities of bottles to add their BSA Medals. 

Large scale usage of License to Print enables Winners to save manpower to add to all bottles by hand and/or they can arrange their printing more efficiently without needing to find a machine that can attach stickers with the exact dimensions that BSA Medals are issued at, can be time-consuming/not easily accessible.

BSA Medal's showcase winning spirits and spirits to buyers who are seeking the all-important BSA stamp of approval. Whether you are the Producer, Distributor, Importer or Retailer, now is your chance to celebrate and boost sales. BSA Winners choose what is more convenient for them to enhance their sales - and order Medal Stickers or the License to Print here...
 

What are the usage rights to BSA Medal artwork?

Is there a restriction to what we can use artwork for? Shall we purchase the License to Print? 

Winners are welcome to use the BSA artwork on marketing materials related to the winning products with no restrictions if it's used for marketing material, presentations, website, press releases, trade shows and any other marketing purpose.

For usage of the BSA materials on Bottles or Packaging/Boxes, winners order either BSA Medal Stickers or the BSA License to Print. Both have no time limit to usage and are based on quantity ordered. Order yours here

General Questions

When and where will the judging take place?

Judging will start at 10 am on May 19, 2019, at South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 South Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080, United States.

Who are your judges? 

Please see the Bartender Spirits Awards Judges section.

I’d like to take part in the judging. How do I apply?

If you’re a trade buyer with a minimum buying experience of 3 years, you are very welcome to apply to be a judge. Please send your details to sid@bartenderspiritsawards.com and we’ll give you more details about how to get involved.

Have further questions?

Please call +1 855 481 1112 (USA). or email info@bartenderspiritsawards.com.

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