db Awards 2013

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Simply complete the online entry form (PDF version), provide all relevant material and return before Wednesday 1 May, 2013.


We strongly recommend you pay special attention to how you compile and present your entry. Naturally the content will be the most important aspect, but the judges have to read it first. Ensure you enclose everything requested and that it is clearly marked. Please submit five copies of your entry, each in a separate folder.


All work submitted for the Drinks Business Awards 2013, in all categories, must have commenced on or after 01/03/2012 through to 1/05/2013.


It is your responsibility, if applicable, to get the permission of your client.


Entry for all the award categories is £148 + VAT per entry.


We cannot guarantee the return of any materials supplied for judging. The judges’ decision is final. The closing date for entries is Wednesday 1 May 2013. Once a body of work has been submitted into an award category it will not be considered for subsequent years (with the exception of new work commenced on existing projects/products). It may, however, be considered for a different category. All material submitted is treated in the strictest confidence. Photocopied entry forms will be accepted. Copies of original documents will be accepted but the originals may be requested at the final judging stage and returned if requested from the outset. Judges are not permitted to judge entries from their own or associated businesses.

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Man of the Year

Are you the Man of the Year? Has your contribution to our industry over the last year set you apart from the rest? Judges will be looking for unparalleled leadership, business acumen, and/or major deal broking success. This award may also recognise outstanding contribution to the industry as a whole.

Woman of the Year

Do you make Oprah Winfrey look like an underachiever and a bit of a slouch? If so, you could be db Woman of the Year. Judges will expect proven innovation and leadership within your field. This award may also recognise outstanding contribution to the industry as a whole.

Young Achiever of the Year

Are you on a meteoric rise to the top of your game? You must be under 35 and have delivered beyond what is humanly possible this year. If so, then you could be the db Young Achiever of the Year.

On-trade Personality of the Year

If you are the star of the show, front or back of house, you could be our On-trade Business Person of the Year. Judges will expect nothing less than fortitude in the line of fire. Alone or as part of a team, you will have a proven record of excellence and have demonstrated canny business acumen over the last year.

Retail Buyer of the Year

This award goes to the Retail Buyer who has done the most in the last 12 months to push the boundaries in wine retailing, promoted quality throughout the range and innovated within the category or area of buying for which they are responsible. Whether leading a team or in charge of a specific area, from the multiple or the independent sector, this buyer will be respected for their negotiation skills, integrity and ability to spot quality and value.

Retail Buying Team of the Year

For the UK retail buying team that has put their wine and spirit range on the map by striving for quality in their offer while meeting consumer needs across the range. The judges will be looking for innovation within the range and the team’s commitment to green issues when it comes to sourcing and supply.


Best Trade Campaign (Wine, Spirits and Beer)

In-house or agency; you will have wowed the client with your creativity, innovation and execution and all within budget. Your advertising has dazzled, your PR has hit the spot, your events have inspired and your online marketing demonstrated resourcefulness and originality.

Best Consumer Campaign (Wine & Spirits and Beer)

Have you created the most eyecatching campaign of the year? Or have you had consumers fighting in the aisles for your campaign’s brands and inspired unprecedented customer brand loyalty with a super strategy and tangible results? Then you are a candidate for Best Consumer Campaign.

Pays d’Oc IGP Communicator of the Year

As part of an ongoing mission to raise awareness within the UK trade of its wines and region, Inter Oc, the wine trade association for Pays d’Oc IGP wines, wishes to reward the individual who the judges believe has played a major part in promoting the Pays d’Oc IGP wines to the public. The award will consider work across traditional print media, TV, radio, social media and blogging, as well as educators or trade representatives who have made a significant impact transmitting Pays d’Oc key messages to the consumer.
The judging will consider the period of 1 June 2012 to 31 March 2013.
For more information contact: paysdoc@westburycom.co.uk

Best Design & Packaging (Wine, Spirits and Beer)

Will your product design be remembered as an icon of the 21st century? The judges will be looking for innovation in artwork and packaging. You will have met and surpassed the brief and will have done it all within budget.

Best Launch (Wine, Spirits and Beer)

This award recognises both launches and re-launches. Judges expect distinction in PR, advertising, consumer research, revived design and packaging, as well as improved supply chain management and increased store listings.

Responsible Drinking Message

Recognising one of the most exigent issues currently facing the industry, the drinks business acknowledges a company or individual that has led the way with a responsible drinking message. While this may be part of a campaign, it may also be an intrinsic part of a brand’s / company’s on-going commitment and continued activity, either within the field of packaging, labelling, advertising or NPD.


Best Drinks Company of the Year (Wine, Spirits and Beer)

This is the big one, coveted by one and all. Under scrutiny: your business development and diversification, sales/profit growth, employee management, new product development, market penetration, brand development and corporate responsibility… line up brand owners, agents and producers, it could be you!

Best Logistics Company

For those who think logistics is all about long-distance lorry drivers, bacon sarnies and bonded warehouses who won’t take your stock because it hasn’t got the correct AAD, think again! Judges will be looking for excellence in service for customers (trade or consumer). This may include direct mail, internet or traditional ontrade and off-trade premises; recognising reliability, flexibility, competitiveness and the ability to meet customers’ needs effectively.

Best PR Company (Wine, Spirits and Beer)

Going to the public relations company whose work across the board or on a specific project pushed their clients product or image to the fore. This winning company will not only demonstrate its commitment to gaining coverage but will display new and challenging ways in which it has caught the attention of the trade or the consumer press.

Retail Award (Wine, Spirits and Beer)

The winner of this award will have no equal and will define excellence in drinks retailing in 2012. You will have achieved significant sales growth in the UK or overseas and will have an impressive display of value and range for your customers.

Independent Retailer of the Year

This award recognises the best of those brave few who have gone it alone! Judges will be looking for tangible evidence of impeccable personal service and in-store innovation. The winner may represent one store or be part of a group.

On-Trade Supplier of the Year

Judges will take into account the recommendation and opinion of customers and look for evidence in high standards of service, including 24 hour delivery, flexibility and adaptability to the strains of the modern day restaurant and hotel business. They will also award on-trade suppliers on the quality of their range and pricing, plus attention to environmental issues in a high carbon impact business model.

Best Contribution to Wine and Spirits Tourism

As global interest in wine and spirits continues to grow there is a demand from consumers to combine their interest in wines and spirits with their holidays. This award recognizes an outstanding achievement in creating a unique and compelling experience for customers wishing to encounter their favourite wines and spirits on their home terroir.

Competition now closed for new entries
Deadline: Friday, 26th April 2013
Results not available yet!

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