Category sponsors

  • Guala Closures
  • Sidel
  • AFC
  • Reflective Shopper
  • WET

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact us.

Our guide below should provide you with all the information you need about the Global Bottled Water Awards, 

Please note, entries must be received by Monday 2 September 2019.

If you have any queries, please contact us on t +44(0)1225 327900 e awards@zenithglobal.com 

What are the categories? 
  • Best Natural Still Water Sponsored by Sidel
  • Best Natural Sparkling Water
  • Best Flavoured Water Sponsored by WET Group
  • Best Functional Water
  • Best Can 
  • Best Carton
  • Best Glass
  • Best PET Sponsored by AF Compressors
  • Best Packaging/Label Design 
  • Best Cap/Closure 
  • Best Marketing/Social Media Campaign Sponsored by Reflective Shopper Worldwide Ltd
  • Best CSR Initiative Sponsored by Guala Closures Group
  • Best Technology Innovation 
  • Best New Brand/Brand Extension
  • Best New Water Concept

Products can be entered into multiple categories. 

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 
  • All finalists have the opportunity to showcase their products at the awards ceremony during this year's Global Bottled Water Congress in Dubai
  • Network with finalists and winners at the event
How do I enter?

There are two stages to the entry process.

The first stage

  1. Simply click 'enter now' 
  2. Fill in your company information on our application form
  3. Fill in your product/campaign name 
  4. Select the category/ies you wish you enter into 
  5. Click submit! 

The second stage 

Once we have received your application and payment, a member of the awards team will be in touch to support you on your submission for the awards. 

What is required?

  • 1 short presentation (2 x slides of content) per entry made 
  • At least 1 high-resolution image of your product (or video of your campaign)
  • Some categories also require samples. Please check our entry criteria to see where this is required. 

*If you are entering either Best Marketing or Social Media Campaign, you qualify for 3 x slides of content. 

How much does it cost to enter?

You can enter multiple categories or products at a cost of $225.00 (plus VAT) per entry. 

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

How do I pay?

We accept most major credit and debit cards.

Entries are paid by credit/debit card using the application process on our website.

On receipt of payment, you will be sent a confirmation email. An email with a pdf e-receipt as proof of purchase will follow.

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

What happens once I have paid? 

Please refer to "How do I enter?" and view "Stage 2" on this section.

What is the deadline to enter? 

Both payment and awards submission needs to be made by Monday 2 September 2019

Where are the awards presented?

The winners will be announced at an awards gala dinner, held at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai on Tuesday 9 October during Zenith's Global 16th Global Bottled Water Congress. 

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

When will the finalists be announced?

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

A press release will be released announcing the finalists. All entrants and finalists will be notified by the end of September 2019.

We are delighted to hear that you are planning to enter the 2019 Global Bottled Water Awards. Here are some guidelines and instructions to help ensure you increase your chances of winning and submit the correct information about your product/campaign/initiative/innovation.

All products entered must have been launched/ created/ rebranded from January 2017 onwards. If you have a product that is not yet in the market, it can still be entered as long as they are in their prototype/packaging stage by the closing date of this awards scheme. 

To download the full award guideline document, click here

For any questions or queries around the awards, please contact awards@zenithglobal.com 

Best Natural Still Water 

Judged on

  • Innovation 
  • Flavour 
  • Mouthfeel 

Samples are required for this category.

Best Natural Sparkling Water 

Judged on

  • Innovation
  • Flavour
  • Mouthfeel

Samplesare required for this category.

Best Flavoured Water 

To qualify as a flavoured water, fruit juice content should not exceed 25% of the product content. 

Judged on

  • Innovation
  • Flavour
  • Mouthfeel

Samplesare required for this category.

Best Functional Water 

A water that serves one or more functional purposes e.g. contains caffeine, magnesium, zinc, vitamins, minerals or other functional ingredients. It may be flavoured or neutral in taste, but for flavoured water, it must fulfil the requirements of a flavoured water.

Judged on

  • Innovation 
  • Market need
  • Execution 
  • Presentation
  • Functionality of product

Samples;are not  required for this category.

Best Can

This category is open to any company with a canned product. Your packaging should improve consumer convenience, usability and reduction of waste material and create differentiation through excellent and original design. 

Judged on

  • Appearance 
  • Innovation of concept 
  • Product/Initiative differentiation 
  • Commercial/market impact

Samples are not required for this category.

Best Carton

This category is open to any company with a cartoned product. Your packaging should improve consumer convenience, usability and reduction of waste material and create differentiation through excellent and original design. 

Judged on

  • Appearance 
  • Innovation of concept 
  • Product/Initiative differentiation 
  • Commercial/market impact

Samples are not required for this category.

Best Glass

This category is open to any company with a glass product. Your packaging should improve consumer convenience, usability and reduction of waste material and create differentiation through excellent and original design. 

Jugded on

  • Appearance 
  • Innovation of concept 
  • Product/Initiative differentiation 
  • Commercial/market impact

Samples are not required for this category. 

Best PET

This category is open to any company with a PET product. Your packaging should improve consumer convenience, usability and reduction of waste material and create differentiation through excellent and original design. 

Judged on

  • Appearance
  • Innovation of concept
  • Product/Initiative differentiation
  • Commercial/market impact

Samples are not  required for this category. 

Best Packaging/Label Design 

This category is open to anyone with innovative and exciting packaging and label designs for beverages for which they wish to be celebrated. Examples of designs include interactive packaging, artistic or otherwise unique label design, innovative bottle shapes. 

Judged on

  • Innovation of concept 
  • Product/Initiative differentiation 
  • Design appearance 
  • On pack communication

Samples are not required for this category.

Best Cap/Closure 

This category is open to any company with a innovative closure system.

Judged on

  • Value
  • Functionality 
  • Ease of use
  • Innovation 
  • Recyclability 

Samples are required for this category.

Best Marketing or Social Media Campaign Sponsored by Reflective Shopper Worldwide Ltd

This category is open to any campaign, marketing initiative, social media campaign or outreach or consumer engagement advert.

Judged on

  • Innovation 
  • Conceptualisation
  • Execution 
  • Responses

Judged in proportion to budget spent, i.e. low-budget or localised campaigns will not be expected to generate as great responses and the execution is evaluated with the budget limitations in mind.

Best CSR Initiative sponsored by Guala Closures Group

This category is open to any social, community and environmentally-focused corporate responsibility campaigns and initiatives. Entries can be internally or externally oriented or can be very local or national/international.

Judged on

  • Innovation of social, community and environmental sustainability presentation
  • Evidence of sincerity and commitment to the initiative
  • Changes made relative to effort/money put into the initiative
Best Technology Innovation

Anyone with innovative technology for processing, manufacturing, packaging, distribution and safe dispense or vending. This includes equipment, materials, speeds, efficiency, quality, computing, e-commerce and the Internet of Things as well as sustainability. 

Judged on 

  • Degree of improvement from previous technology
  • Degree of innovation from incremental to ground-breaking new concept
  • Value of benefit in cost saving, efficiency improvement, breadth of application to wider industry 

Samples are not required for this category.

Best New Brand/Brand Extension

To qualify for this category, your brand or brand extension needs to have launched no earlier than January 2017.  

Judged on

  • Innovation
  • Functionality
  • Differentiation
  • Design/appearance 

Samples are not required for this category.

Best New Water Concept

This category is to acknowledge innovation of a product or concept. You do not have to have a finished product to enter this category.

Judged on

  • Innovation
  • Differentiation
  • Uniqueness of concept
  • Value proposition
  • Presentation of concept 

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 criteria and offer feedback or comments. Scores are then collated to reveal the winners and finalists in each category!


 Duane Stanford, Executive Editor of Beverage Digest

Duane is Executive Editor of Beverage Digest, a newsletter covering the non-alcoholic drinks business. Previously, he spent 23 years at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Bloomberg News. His experience in the beverage industry spans more than a decade.

While at Bloomberg’s Atlanta bureau, Duane was a regular contributor to Businessweek magazine and to Bloomberg television and radio. He also appeared on programs including NPR’s Marketplace. Most of Duane’s time at the AJC was spent covering local, state and federal government, as well as politics. He joined the Business Desk in 2006 to cover beverages


Dr Yasemin Bradley, Nutrition and Diet Consultant 

Yasemin Bradley is a Turkish female physician specalised as a nutiritonist and dietitian. She was also a television presenter and writer. She graduated from the Dokuz Eylul Univeristy in Izmir studing medicine and worked as a prime-time news presenter at the television channel Kanal D. 


 Fasahat Beg, Former Executive Vice President of Agthia

Fasahat Beg is the former Executive Vice President of Agthia's Group's - Water & Beverages Division. 

Fasahat started his multinational commercial career with Quaker Oats in Saudi Arabia in 1988, and then moved to RJR Tobacco International in 1990, where he held a variety of marekting and sales roles in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining the Agthia Group in 2006, Fasahat served as the Commercial Director of PepsiCo International's South East Asia Food & Snack business in Malaysia. 

Fasahat has nearly 30 years of entensive commercial experience across a broad range of markets and leadership roles where his focus has been on strategic development, portfolio diversification and brand management, as well as organizational change. He was a member of the Agthia Group P.J.S.C Executive Comittee since July 2006. 


 Dr. Peter  Schropp, Member of the Executive Board at Doemans Academy/Water Sommelier Union

Education: PhD in Food Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich

Activities:

  • Member of the Executive Board at the Doemens Academy in Munich (Germany).
  • Course director for the unique Water Sommelier education in German and English language.
  • Lecturer for alcoholfree beverages and water/mineral water at diverse institutes.
  • Managing Director of the Water Sommelier Union (WSU) – the association of all educated and experienced Water Sommeliers throughout the world.

 Michael Cervin, Senior Editor of BottledWaterWeb.com

Michael Cervin has been the Senior Editor of BottledWaterWeb.com for 11 years writing about every aspect of the bottled water industry. He is the author of “Our World of Water: The Good, the Bad & and the Ugly of Earth’s Most Critical Resource,” and his own water blog, This World of Water. Michael has been both water judge and watermaster at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting for over a decade, and was invited by the Chinese government to participate in the Golden Headwater Protection Summit in Beijing, where he conducted water tastings for 80 Chinese media. He has also been a judge and presenter at the Global Bottled Water Awards in Prague. He has appeared on TV and in print as a water authority including Fox News Health, OT Television, The Tasting Panel, Draft, Food & Beverage World, Planet Experts, Water Quality Products Magazine, and many others.


Rachel Arthur, Editor of BeverageDaily.com (William Reed)

Rachel is a business to business journalist for BeverageDaily.com. 

She covers both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage sectors. 

Hey key skills include features writing, video filming/editing and sub-editing. 

          Category sponsors

We have a number of sponsorship opportunities available including headline sponsors of the awards and the individual category sponsors.

Headline sponsorship

Headline sponsorship includes:

  • One full delegate place at the Global Bottled Water Congress. Excludes accommodation and VAT.
  • The opportunity to present one winner with their award at the awards reception
  • Company logo on all awards marketing material between now and the event
  • Company logo on the awards page of Zenith Global’s website with a hyperlink to your company homepage
  • The sponsor will always be referenced in the category title e.g. Best Natural Still Water sponsored by Company X
  • Regular mentions in social media when promoting the awards.
Category sponsorship

Category sponsorship includes:

  • The opportunity to present the winner with their award at the awards reception
  • Company logo on all awards marketing material between now and the event
  • Company logo on the awards page of Zenith Global's website with a hyperlink to your company homepage
  • The sponsor will always be referenced in the category title e.g. Best Natural Still Water sponsored by Company X
Categories
  • Best Natural Still Water Sponsored by Sidel
  • Best Natural Sparkling Water
  • Best Flavoured Water Sponsored by WET Group
  • Best Functional Water
  • Best Can 
  • Best Carton
  • Best Glass
  • Best PET Sponsored by AF Compressors
  • Best Packaging/Label Design 
  • Best Cap/Closure
  • Best Marketing/Social Media Campaign Sponsored by Reflective Shopper Worldwide Ltd
  • Best CSR Initiative sponsored by Guala Closures Group
  • Best Technology Innovation 
  • Best New Brand/Brand Extension
  • Best New Water Concept
What do sponsorship packages include?

All packages can also include a number of discounted delegate places to the Global Bottled Water Congress, as well as pre and post event social media and marketing exposure.

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

Interested in sponsoring?

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

The winners of the 2018 Global Bottled Water Awards were announced on 23rd October at a Gala Dinner during the 15th Global Bottled Water Congress in Evian.

The awards received great support from the following category sponsors: Ardagh Group, Bericap, ICE Water Management, Sidel and Tetra Pak. The entries demonstrated creativity, innovation, marketing, community initiative and environmental practice across 12 categories.

The winners;

Best Natural Still Water sponsored by Sidel

Best Natural Sparkling Water 

Best Flavoured Water sponsored by Ardagh Group

Best Functional Water 

Best New Water Concept

Best New Brand/Brand Extension 

Best Packaging/Label Design 

Best Packaging Solution 

Best Technology Innovation sponsored by ICE Water Management 

Best Cap/Closure sponsored by Bericap

Best Marketing or Social Media Campaign 

Best CSR Initative sponsored by Tetra Pak

For more information about each winner, please contact awards@zenithglobal.com

The finalists for the 2018 Global Bottled Water Awards were announced in October 2018. 

“It’s extraordinary how many new ideas are being brought to bottled water design and marketing,” commented Zenith Global Chairman Richard Hall. “These finalists are leading the way in every respect, from provenance, health and added benefits to sustainability and social conscience.”

The finalists 

Best Natural Still Water sponsored by Sidel

Best Natural Sparkling Water

Best Flavoured Water sponsored by Ardagh

Best Functional Water

Best New Water Concept

Best New Brand/Brand Extension

Best Packaging/Label Design

Best Packaging Solution

Best Technology Innovation sponsored by ICE Water Management

Best Cap/Closure sponsored by Bericap

Best Marketing or Social Media Campaign

Best CSR Initiative sponsored by Tetra Pak

For more information about each winner, please contact awards@zenithglobal.com

 

 

 

 

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