Rules of Entry

Key Dates

Entry opens: 15 February 2016
Entry deadline:
13 May 2016
Judging:
Early June 2016
Shortlist announced: 6 June 2016
Awards dinner:
7 July 2016

Entry criteria and cost

Below you will find the categories and costs for the 2015 awards. The 2016 categories and prices will be updated in February 2016.


Agent of the Year
To enter these awards you must be UK based and your main activity must be selling wine to the UK trade.

There are two sub-categories for these award, they are:

  • Small Agent of the Year - agencies with 10 employees or less
  • Large Agent of the Year – agencies with 11 employees or more
Entry cost: £150 + VAT per sub-category


Business Excellence Awards
To enter these awards you must be UK based

The three sub-categories are:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Wine Educator of the Year
Entry cost: £150 + VAT per sub-category


Online Retailer of the Year (previously Direct Merchant of the Year
)

To enter this award you must be UK based and only sell wine via the internet and/or mail order.

Entry cost: £150 + VAT


Generic Campaign of the Year
To enter this award your campaign must meet the following criteria:

  • This award is for a single campaign or event in 1 year
  • The campaign or event must be fully or partially funded by a governing body supporting wine from a specific country or region
  • The campaign or event must have taken place in the UK
Entry cost: £150 + VAT


National Merchant Awards
The National Merchant Awards have three sub-categories to cover all areas of the UK high street.

Sub categories and entry criteria:

High Street Chain of the Year
  • You must have at least 15 retail outlets
  • You must be based in the UK
Small Independent Merchant of the Year
  • Ownership of the business must be privately held
  • You must have 1 - 3 retail shops located in the UK
Large Independent of the Year
  • Ownership of the business must be privately held
  • You must have 4 – 15 retails shops located in the UK
Entry cost: £150 + VAT per sub category


On-Trade Supplier of the Year
 To enter this award you must be UK based and sell wine to the UK on-trade.

Entry cost: £150 + VAT


Regional Merchant Awards
To enter these awards you have at least one retail store in the UK. You can enter multiple award categories if you wish to nominate your business as a specialist in more than one region. It is important that you prepare a unique presentation of supporting material for each entry.

Entry cost: £75 + VAT per region


Specialist Merchant Awards
To enter these awards you must be UK based. You can enter a maximum of four (4) specialist regions. You must submit a unique presentation for your supporting material for each specialist region.

Entry cost: £75 + VAT per specialist region


Supermarket of the Year
This award is open to all UK regional and national supermarkets.

Entry cost:£250 + VAT


Wine List of the Year
To enter this award you must be UK based and sell wine to the UK market.

Entry cost: £150 + VAT


Organiser

The organiser of the IWC Merchant Awards is:

William Reed Business Media Ltd

    Broadfield Park, Crawley, RH11 9RT, United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 (0)1293 610 417
    Email: iwc@wrbm.com