Raise your brands' profile, prestige and credibility with retailers and consumers
Welcome to the International Cider Challenge
Now in its 13th year, The International Cider Challenge is the most authoritative, respected and influential cider competition in the world.
The ICC is the premier event in promoting and rewarding outstanding quality cider, offering producers, distributors, importers, exporters and agencies the perfect opportunity to benchmark ciders on an international level. Achieving award winning results through the ICC is proven to improve distribution links and heighten brand awareness.
The competition is founded on a rigorous and independent judging process, which serves to reward and celebrate the diversity and range of varying styles of international cider.
Ciders entered into the tasting categories will be blind tasted by an expert panel of independent judges and assessed according to their taste, appearance and aroma. Ciders entered into the design and packaging awards will be judged against a set design brief and scored on initial impact, originality, creativity, innovation and relevance to target market.
Medals and trophies will be awarded with the results published in Drinks Retailing, plus online coverage, through our websites and associated social-media handles.
|Jan 24 2023||Warehouse Open|
|Mar 17 2023||Entry Deadline - Extended|
|Mar 31 2023||Bottle delivery Deadline - Extended|
WHY ENTER THE INTERNATIONAL CIDER CHALLENGE
Being part of the ICC carries a number of significant benefits. It acknowledges the skill of the producers, and is an internationally recognised symbol of quality frequently displayed on bottle labels. Retailers, restaurateurs, bar owners and wholesalers are justifiably proud of the range of award winning ciders they carry. Drinks lists promote ICC award-winners directly to the consumer and can influence their buying decision. In short, a medal or trophy can help increase your sales!
- Raise your brands’ profile, prestige and credibility with retailers and consumers
- Demonstrate your commitment to product quality, innovation and new product development
- Increase product sales
- Boost awareness of your brand in the media via extensive editorial and press coverage in Drinks Retailing News and its industry-leading media partners
- Be tasted by renowned international industry judges
- Use the ICC awards logo on packaging and as part of your own promotional plan
- Discover how your brand stands up against its competitors in the eyes of our expert judges
- Opportunity for medal-winning products to be available and tasted at an awards event
As a small, family-run Norwegian cidery that is still in its infancy, we are extremely honoured and very proud to win a Trophy for our NeRø Ice Cider in ICC 2022.
This competition has offered us fantastic feedback and confirmation that we are on the right track with the development of our ciders. It’s the first international challenge that we have participated in, so to achieve such a prestigious award will forever be very special to us.
Being awarded a Trophy at the International Cider Challenge 2022 for our brand Purple Twist has given us great satisfaction. It is not a point of arrival, but a continuous work that pushes us to improve every day. We believe that the ICC is defined as one of the most important international cider competitions in the world, so winning this award is hugely important to indicate that the quantity and quality of ciders across Italy is not just growing but also of a high standard. Achieving this trophy is a welcome milestone for Apple Blood Cider
We are very excited that 1785 Cider - Barrel #4 was awarded an ICC 2022 Best in Category Trophy. There are few cideries in our region, so the opportunity to benchmark our products against respected European cideries and global producers is invaluable to us as makers.
These awards also provide welcome guidance to consumers, who may not have had a lot of exposure to fine cider.
We particularly appreciate the ICC for its top-notch judging panel, insightful tastings notes and well-defined evaluation system.
ICC awards are hard earned, and we are very proud to be among the 2022 recipients.
To be recognised by the ICC is the result of a lot of hard work and much dedication by every single member of our passionate and very talented team.
Winning awards is always a great accomplishment for us, however, winning an ICC Trophy for ‘Cidrerie Beaupré’ has been the sum of great achievements. We have the quality of our products at heart and take great pride in our work. It is a great honor to be recognised around the world in a renowned competition that regroups so many great cideries.
Winning a trophy at The ICC 2022 is a dream come true. News that Cidentro had received a gold medal and won the trophy in the Naturally Sparkling Cider Category came as somewhat of a surprise as we knew we had faced strong competition, and this was one of the biggest accolades in the cider industry. Together with multiple medals for all our ciders and an award for design & packaging, this really is an achievement for the Cidentro team and an endorsement of quality for our Cidentro brand that customers will recognise. The hard work, time and energy put into building the business is reaping the rewards of success and having celebrated this, it’s now time to get back to the business of harvesting for another year’s cidermaking. Thank you, International Cider Challenge.