COVID-19 Update

March 18th, 2020

Dear Entrants,

In response to the global COVID–19 outbreak, the International Cider Challenge team has been working hard behind the scenes to ensure that we successfully deliver the competition in the best way possible for our entrants this year.

As ever, we will strive to offer you the best service and helpful support during this challenging period, and we will endeavour to implement the following measures going forward.

• Our category entry deadlines have been updated on our website to provide as much time as possible for entries to be made. However, please note these deadlines will be final.

• The shipping deadline date has also been extended to allow entrants more time to ship their products.

• We will work with entrants with regards to sending their sample shipments to meet our delivery deadlines and ask entrants to keep us updated with delivery information via

The blind tasting assessment day is currently scheduled for early June, and we will continue to monitor and act on advice from the UK government and the World Health Organisation, regarding precautions on COVID-19. Following this advice, we will implement appropriate health and safety precautions to ensure our commitments to the safety of attendees at this event are met. The International Cider Challenge has the safety and wellbeing of our judges and staff members as our absolute priority.

Finally, … We will continue to provide regular updates throughout the forthcoming weeks. We would like to wish all our entrants all the very best during this difficult time. If you have any questions, please to do not hesitate to get in touch with us at

Best wishes,

The International Cider Challenge team