Bartender Spirits Awards

Bartender Spirits Awards
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Got questions? Please refer to the FAQ section here.

Entry Questions 

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

Visit Key deadlines and Pricing.

What are the shipping options and where to ship?

The delivery address is in the Submission Label of your account when the payment is completed. Delivery address is in Chicago. 

Please send your samples (2 bottles per entry) to BSA warehouse on or before March 31, 2024 (International entries) and May 3, 2024 (Domestic entries).

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

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

*Official BSA Submission Label/s MUST BE USED and are on the 'My Submission Label' section of 'My account'. You can download and print your Submission Label/s. Please note that your reference number is on the Submission Label/s and it is very important for the BSA team to see your Submission Label/s on your box and one copy inside your box. Clearly, label each box of spirits brand using the Submission Label/s. Official BSA Submission Label/s 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 when you enter brands. Or please email 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 about 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 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.

The delivery address is in the Submission Label/s of your account when the payment is completed. The delivery address is in Chicago.

Please send your samples (2 bottles per entry) to BSA warehouse on or before March 31, 2024 (International entries) and May 3, 2024 (Domestic entries).

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

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

How many bottles do we need to send per entry?

2 bottles of each entry, as well as a copy of your entry form. Clearly mark ‘Sample Material - Not For Resale - Glass Enclosed’ on the outer carton(s). Even if submitted online, include a copy of the completed submission form in the shipment.

Where do we send my samples? 

Please see the 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 the BSA warehouse on or before March 31, 2024 (International entries) and May 3, 2024 (Domestic entries).

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

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

How do we know BSA received the samples?

Please email us at to inquire about 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 Submission Label

Invoice and billing questions

How will my invoice be sent to me?

Your invoice is under your Account under My Billing. You can also request if manual invoice required for VAT/ Bank wire, please contact

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?

No, please create your account to enter in competitions. 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/ newsletter and your results will be uploaded to your account. You can login and view under My Results.

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 us via email or call us on +1 855 481 1112

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.

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...

Order of Medal sticker

On your first order (only) of medal stickers, we'll add 1 roll as a complimentary. Once the order is placed, the order shall be delivered by 2-3 weeks depending upon the order. At times it may take longer due to stock, customs.

Shipping of stickers will be through Royal Mail 2nd class delivery. For fast delivery, additional charges would apply by contacting the competition team.

Orders ones placed will not be refunded. Orders returned will not be refunded and additional shipping cost would apply for re-shipping.

What are the usage rights to BSA Medal artwork?

Is there a restriction to what we can use the 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 begin at 10 am on May 20, 2024, in Chicago, United States. (No entry will be permitted as it's a closed event. Direct shipping of the samples at this address will not be considered.)

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 and we’ll give you more details about how to get involved.

Have further questions?

Please call +1 855 481 1112 (USA). or email