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FAQ

Entry Questions 
 

How much does the entry fee cost?

£95 from 1 November 2017 to 31 January 2018
£125 from 1 February 2018 to 15 February 2018
£145 from 16 February 2018 to 20 February 2018

What are the shipping options and where to ship?

Please send your wine samples (3 bottles per entry) to Sensible Wine Services (SWS) between 1 November 2017 and 20 February 2018 to the following address: 

Sensible Wine Services (C/O LWC 2018)
Unit 10, Dana Trading Estate,
Transfesa Road, Paddock Wood
Kent
TN12 6UT
United Kingdom

Contact: Mr. Karl Franz
Telephone: +44 (0) 1580 715 725
Email: karl@sensiblewine.com

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

Are there any extensions to deadlines?

Not usually, but please call the office on +44 0203 8580159

How do I find the correct category for my product?

Please download the category list from our website

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 the deadlines?

Please visit key deadlines and pricing for more information

Can I pay entry fees using my own currency? 

All LWC Invoices are issued in GBP, 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 http://www.xe.com/ 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. Please send your wine samples (3 bottles per entry) to Sensible Wine Services (SWS) between 1 November 2017 and 20 February 2018 to the following address: 

Sensible Wine Services (C/O LWC 2018)
Unit 10, Dana Trading Estate,
Transfesa Road, Paddock Wood
Kent
TN12 6UT
United Kingdom

Contact: Mr. Karl Franz
Telephone: +44 (0) 1580 715 725
Email: karl@sensiblewine.com

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

How many bottles per entry do we need to send?

(3) 750ml (or similar) bottles of each entry along with a copy your entry form. Clearly mark ‘Sample Material - Not For Resale - Glass Enclosed’ on the outer carton/s. Include the copy of completed submission form in the shipment even if submitted online.

Where do we send my samples? 

Please see shipping instructions.

Can I deliver samples in person?

London Wine Competition recommends shipping samples, but it is also possible for you to organise delivery direct to our warehouse. Please send your wine samples (3 bottles per entry) to Sensible Wine Services (SWS) between 1 November 2017 and 20 February 2018 to the following address: 

Sensible Wine Services (C/O LWC 2018)
Unit 10, Dana Trading Estate,
Transfesa Road, Paddock Wood
Kent
TN12 6UT
United Kingdom

Contact: Mr. Karl Franz
Telephone: +44 (0) 1580 715 725
Email: karl@sensiblewine.com

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

How do we know LWC received the samples?

You will be able to track the status of your samples in 'my account'. Please allow 3 business days to update sample information once we receive it.

Our samples did not arrive in time/were late for the LWC competition. They are on hold by customs/damaged by courier//late to arrive. Can we still send our samples? 

For the LWC Judges to taste your products it is essential they arrive in time. If your samples do not arrive in time for the LWC, 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 shipping label

Invoice and billing questions 
 

How will my invoice be sent to me?

If you haven’t received your invoice after 2 weeks, please contact accounts@londonwinecompetition.com

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 LWC, can I still enter?

Yes, please create your account here. It will help you manage your entries, track your samples and market your wins.

Forgot my password?

Use the link 'Forgotten password?'. An email will be sent to the contact email address for your Company's account.

Results and Winners
 

How will I be informed of my results? 

Via email and your results will be uploaded to your account.

What do winners receive from the LWC?

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 Nick via email nick@londonwinecompetition or call us on +44 0203 8580159

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 LWC will be promoting your brand all year round.

When will I receive my certificate(s)? 

Shortly after results release, by post. Or you can download from the website immediately.

Printing Labels and Rights
 

We are printing the LWC License to Print. What are the Charter Colours to give to our Printer?

LWC 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 LWC Medal Sticker Price and LWC 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 LWC Medals. 

Large scale usage of License to Print enables Winners to save man power 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 LWC Medals are issued at, can be time-consuming/not easily accessible.

LWC Medal's showcase winning wines and spirits to buyers who are seeking the all important LWC stamp of approval. Whether you are the Producer, Distributor, Importer or Retailer, now is your chance to celebrate and boost sales. LWC Winners choose what is more convenient for them to enhance their sales - and order Medal Stickers or the License to Print here...
 

What are the usage rights to LWC Medal artwork?

Is there a restriction to what we can use artwork for? Shall we purchase the License to Print? 

Winners are welcome to use the LWC 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 LWC materials on Bottles or Packaging/Boxes, winners order either LWC Medal Stickers or the LWC 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 start 10 am on March 8, 2018, at The Worx, London which is located at 10 Heathman's Rd, Fulham, London SW6 4TJ, UK.

Who are your judges? 

Please see the London Wine Competition 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 info@londonwinecompetition.com and we’ll give you more details about how to get involved.

Have further questions?

Please call +44 0203 8580159or email info@londonwinecompetition.com.