I just wanted to give you a quick heads-up that the submission deadline for the Third Annual Beverage World BevStar Awards is fast approaching.
The awards recognize innovations across the major beverage categories, introduced to the market--US or abroad--during the past 18 months. You can submit as many products as you'd like, as long as they've been released within that time period. We'll award gold, silver and bronze medals in each of those categories, as well as a Best in Show award and special achievement awards for Marketing Innovation, Social Media Initiatives and Environmental Sustainability.
We're happy to announce a new category this year: mead, cider and sake. We felt that these fermented classics got lost within beer, wine and spirits, especially since sake is actually closer to beer than it is wine even though it's frequently lumped in with wine.
Other categories include carbonated soft drinks, water/enhanced water, functional & energy, beer, wine & spirits and ready-to-drink tea.
The first step is to email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. That message should include:
• Product Name
• Parent Company
• High-resolution product image
• A brief description of the product and why you believe it should win a BevStar Award — maximum 75 words please
• The names of any packaging design, ingredient and branding companies that played a key role in the development of the product
If your entry passes the initial screening process, expect an email directing you where to mail a product sample.
Good luck to you all!