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  
  • 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?

 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 per entry. 

    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?

   Friday November 04, 2019 for both payment and award application. 

Where are the awards presented?

   The awards ceremony will take place on December 9, 2019 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.

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. 

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 

Samples are not required for this category

Best Low/No Sugar Drink 

Judged on: 

  • Innovation of concept 
  • Flavor combinations 
  • Use of sweetening agents and product development 
  • Product differentiation 

Samples are not required for this category

Best New Drink Concept 

Judged on: 

  • Innovation of concept 
  • Product/initative differentiation 

Samples are not required for this category

Best Packaging Design 

Judged on: 

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

Samples are not required for this category

Best Label Design 

Judged on: 

  • Appearance/color 
  • Brand presentation 
  • On pack communication

Samples are not required for this category

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 

Samples are not required for this category

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 

Samples are not required for this category

Best Premium Drink

Judged on: 

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

Samples are not required for this category

 

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 Beverage Digest Future Smarts Conference. 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 Low/No Sugar Drink 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 Low/No Sugar Drink sponsored by Company X
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  
  • Best New Drink Concept
What do sponsorship packages include?

All packages can also include a number of discounted delegate places to the Beverage Digest Future Smarts Conference, 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

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!

The judging panel will be announced soon!

This beverage industry event 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 accomplished and knowledgeable experts on the most profitable non-alcoholic beverage market in the world. Professionals from manufacturing, marketing, finance, investment, supply chain, distribution and elsewhere, who must be in the know, should attend. Our one-day conference includes on-stage interviews, presentations, data snapshots, panels, networking breaks and the Beverage Digest Awards presentation ceremony.

Monday, December 9, 2019
Crowne Plaza Times Square
New York City

he winners of the 2018 Beverage Digest Awards were announced on Friday 7 Dember at an awards ceremony during the Beverage Digest Future Smarts Conference in New York.
 
The Beverage Digest Awards were organised by Zenith Global, with support from headline sponsor PureCircle and category sponsor CMG.
 

The Winners

Best Low/No Sugar Drink 
 
  • The Coca-Cola Company - Diet Coke 

Best Premium Drink 

  • mood33 - Cannabis Infused Sparkling Tonics 

Best Functional Drink 

  • Soylent - Soylent 

Best Packaging Design 

  • CORE Nutrition - CORE Hydration 
  • PepsiCo - bubly

Best Label Design 

  • Essentia Water, LLC - Essentia Water 

Best Technology Innovation 

  • The Coca-Cola Company - Coca-Cola Freestyle 9100 

Best Marketing or Social Media Campaign 

  • BA Sports Nutrition LLC - BODYARMOR Sports Drink 

Best New Brand/Brand Extension 

  • Kimino Drinks Inc - Kimino Yuzu

Best New Drink Concept 

  • mood33 - Cannabis Infused Sparkling Tonics 

 

2018 finalists

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the inaugural Beverage Digest Awards. A panel of six industry experts narrowed the field of 90 entries in nine categories to the finalists listed below. Congratulations to our finalists, and thank you to all of the contestants for entering. 

Winners in each category will be revealed at a special awards ceremony during the Beverage Digest Future Smarts Conference on Dec. 7 in New York. 

"It is our privilege to highlight the range of creativity and value represented by this assortment of top-notch industry innovation," said Beverage Digest Executive Editor Duane Stanford." These finalists well represent the US beverage industry's dynamic range and relentless drive to serve thirsty consumers." 

The Beverage Digest Awards were organised by Zenith Global with the support from headline sponsor PureCircle and category sponsor CMG. 

"It's just not true that the big companies are being overtaken in innovation," added Zenith Global Chairman Richard Hall. "Yes, increasing numbers of start-ups are challenging from every angle, but the industry leaders are also reinventing themselves. The finalists in these awards show how strong and diverse the pipeline is for the future of beverages." 

The Finalists

Best Low/No Sugar Drink

  • BA Sports Nutrition LLC – BODYARMOR Lyte Sports Drink
  • CORE Nutrition – CORE Organic
  • Flow Alkaline Spring Water – Flow Alkaline Spring Water – Organic Flavors
  • HyVIDA Brands, Inc – HyVIDA Hydrogen Infused Sparkling Water
  • PepsiCo – Gatorade Zero
  • The Coca-Cola Company – Diet Coke
  • Teavana – Teavana Unsweetened Strawberry Apple Green Craft Iced Tea 

Best Premium Drink

  • Chameleon Cold-Brew – Chameleon Cold-Brew Latte
  • CORE Nutrition – CORE Hydration
  • DIRTY LEMON – DIRTY LEMON +cbd
  • mood33 – Cannabis Infused Sparkling Tonics
  • Tohi Ventures – Tohi Aronia Berry Antioxidant Beverages 

Best Functional Drink

  • BA Sports Nutrition LLC – BODYARMOR Sports Drink
  • Essentia Water, LLC – Essentia Water
  • HyVIDA Brands, Inc – HyVIDA Hydrogen Infused Sparkling Water
  • mood33 – Cannabis Infused Sparkling Tonics
  • PepsiCo – KeVita
  • Pervida – Pervida Immune
  • Soylent – Soylent 

Best Packaging Design

  • CORE Nutrition – CORE Hydration
  • DIRTY LEMON – DIRTY LEMON +cbd
  • Kimino Drinks Inc – Kimino Yuzu
  • PepsiCo – bubly
  • Tohi Ventures – Tohi Aronia Berry Antioxidant Beverages 

Best Label Design

  • CORE Nutrition – CORE Hydration
  • Essentia Water, LLC – Essentia Water
  • Kimino Drinks Inc – Kimino Yuzu
  • mood33 – Cannabis Infused Sparkling Tonics
  • Tohi Ventures – Tohi Aronia Berry Antioxidant Beverages 

Best Technology Innovation

  • Fizzique, LLC – Fizzique Sparkling Protein Water
  • HyVIDA Brands, Inc – HyVIDA Hydrogen Infused Sparkling Water
  • PureCircle – PureCircle’s Starleaf
  • The Coca-Cola Company – Coca-Cola Freestyle 9100 

Best Marketing or Social Media Campaign

  • BA Sports Nutrition LLC – BODYARMOR Sports Drink
  • Essentia Water, LLC – Essentia Presents The Overachievers 

Best New Brand/Brand Extension

  • BA Sports Nutrition LLC – BODYARMOR Lyte Sports Drink
  • Caskai North American Inc – Caskai Sparkling Cascara Infusion
  • Detoxwater – Veralixir
  • Kimino Drinks Inc – Kimino Yuzu
  • Talking Rain Beverage Company – Sparkling Ice +Caffeine 

Best New Drink Concept

  • BA Sports Nutrition LLC – BODYARMOR Lyte Sports Drink
  • HyVIDA Brands, Inc – HyVIDA Hydrogen Infused Sparkling Water
  • Kimino Drinks Inc – Kimino Yuzu
  • mood33 – Cannabis Infused Sparkling Tonics
  • Soylent – Soylent 

For further infomration, please contact Alice Schofield on aschofield@zenithglobal.com 

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