Headline sponsor

  • PureCircle

Category sponsor

  • CMG

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact us.

Our guide below should provide you with all the information you need about the Beverage Digest Awards.

If you have any other queries, please contact us on awards@beverage-digest.com

What are the categories?
  • Best Low/No Sugar Drink
  • Best Premium Drink
  • Best Functional Drink
  • Best Packaging Design 
  • Best Label Design 
  • Best Technology Innovation
  • Best Marketing or Social Media Campaign 
  • Best New Brand/Brand Extension sponsored by CMG 
  • Best New Drink Concept

Are you unsure on which category to enter? Visit our entry criteria tab for further guidance contact awards@beverage-digest.com  

Why should I enter?
  • Gain publicity from leading industry media
  • Benefit from independent international recognition
  • Enjoy year round marketing exposure
  • Attract validation for present and potential future investors
  • Showcase your product, service or campaign alongside other exciting innovators
  • Finalists and winners will receive a comprehensive communications pack complete with a press release, logos for use on packaging, websites or email signatures, a certificate and of course a trophy for winners!
  • Network with finalists and winners at the event.
How do I enter?

   Simply click 'Enter now', select the category/ies you wish to enter and fill out your company information on the entry page.

   You will receive a confirmation email, and a member of the awards team will contact you with the 'next steps' for your application process.

How much does it cost to enter?

   You can enter multiple categories or products at a cost of $195.00 per entry until September 10. After this date, cost of entry is $225.00.  

    If you enter 3 categories, the 4th is free!

How do I pay?

   We accept most major credit and debit cards upon checkout on the awards website.

   After payment, you will recieve an order confirmation, followed by a PDF receipt, both by email. 

   If you are unable to pay by credit/debit card, please contact awards@beverage-digest.com 

What happens once I have paid?

   Once paid, we will contact you with the 'next steps' for your application process. 

What is the deadline to enter?

   Monday October 22, 2018 for both payment and award application. 

Where are the awards presented?

   The awards ceremony will take place on December 7, 2018 during Beverage Digest Future Smarts, in New York.

   While we would be very pleased to see you there, attendance is not a condition of entering the awards.

Beverage Digest Future Smarts

This beverage industry update will give attendees a comprehensive review of the most important events of the past year and a road map for  what's coming next year. Speakers include the most accomplished and knowledgeable experts on the most profitable non-alcoholic beverage  market in the world. Executives from manufacturing, marketing, finance, investment, supply chain, distribution and elsewhere, who must be in the know, should attend the conference. 

For program details and to book, please click here.

When will the finalists be announced?

   Once all judges have submitted their feedback and scores, all points will be counted and verified.

   All entrants will be notified of the results in November 2018. A press release will announce the finalists. 

How do I contact you?

    Contact us at  awards@beverage-digest.com

We are delighted to hear that you may enter the Beverage Digest Awards. Here are some guidelines to help you enter the correct category. To increase your chances of winning, please stick to these guidelines as closely as possible.

Samples are not required for any category. 

Further information and guidance will be provided once your application has been submitted for the awards.

To download the full award guidelines, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact awards@beverage-digest.com

Best Functional Drink

Judged on: 

  • Innovation 
  • Market need
  • Execution
  • Presentation 
  • Functionality of product 
Best Low/No Sugar Drink 

Judged on: 

  • Innovation of concept 
  • Flavor combinations 
  • Use of sweetening agents and product development 
  • Product differentiation 
Best New Drink Concept 

Judged on: 

  • Innovation of concept 
  • Product/initative differentiation 
Best Packaging Design 

Judged on: 

  • Innovation of concept 
  • Structual differentiation
  • Functionality: i.e. differentiated, solves a problem, adds versatility, increases sustainability
  • Design/appearance 
Best Label Design 

Judged on: 

  • Appearance/color 
  • Brand presentation 
  • On pack communication
Best Technology Innovation 

Judged on: 

  • Degree of improvement from previous technology 
  • Degree of innovation from incremental to ground-breaking new concept 
  • Value of benefit in cost saving, efficency improvement, breadth of application to wider industry 
Best New Brand/Brand Extension 

Judged on: 

  • Innovation of branding 
  • Strength of brand expression 
  • Differentiation 
  • Potential for developing a new category of providing added choice to consumers 

Samples are not required for this category

Best Marketing or Social Media Campaign 

Judged on: 

  • Innovation 
  • Conceptualization 
  • Execution 
  • Responses 

Best Premium Drink

Judged on: 

  • Point of difference/value-add
  • Sophistication 
  • Added benefits 
  • Ethical dimension 
  • Volume/value performance in the market 

 

Our panel of industry experts will independently review each submission against the judging criteria. They will score each entry on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) for each criterion and offer feedback or comments. Scores are then collated to reveal the winners and finalists in each category!

Judges' comments and feedback will be made available upon request after the winners have been announced.

Judging will take place 1 week after the deadline.

The judging panel will be announced shortly!

Thank you to our headline sponsor

Opportunites are avaliable for category sponsors.

Category sponsorship

Category sponsorship includes:

  • Opportunity to present the winner with their award during ceremony  
  • Company logo on all awards marketing material between now and the event 
  • Company logo on event and award webpage with a hyperlink to company homepage 
  • Sponsor referenced in category title e.g. Best Functional Water sponsored by Company X 
Categories 

    All packages include discounted delegate places to the Future Smarts conference, as well as pre- and post-event social media and marketing      exposure.

    We are happy to tailor a package to suit your particular needs and budget. 
 

Interested in sponsoring?

   For more information on our sponsorship packages, contact Maxine Harle on e mharle@zenithglobal.com t +44 (0) 1225 327341

This beverage industry update will give attendees a comprehensive review of the most important events of the past year and a road map for what's coming next year. Speakers include the most accomplished and knowledgeable experts on the most profitable non-alcoholic beverage market in the world. Executives from manufacturing, marketing, finance, investment, supply chain, distribution and elsewhere, who must be in the know, should attend this conference.
 

For more information and to register, click here.

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