Important dates for the 2021 New World Beer & Cider Awards competition.
|Tuesday 1 December||Entries open|
|Wednesday 10 February||Entries close at 5pm|
|Thursday 11 February||Confirmation of entries, instructions for samples emailed to entrants. An invoice for entry fees will be emailed on Friday 12 February.|
|Friday 19 February||Final date for receiving samples and entry fee payment.
Arrangements can be made for receiving late samples of new brews until Friday 26 February – please contact [email protected]
|Tuesday 2 & Wednesday 3 March||Judging takes place at Addington Events Centre in Christchurch|
|Thursday 4 March||Judging results confirmed by email.
All medal results are confidential and embargoed – The dates of lifting the embargo to New World stores and of lifting the public embargo will be confirmed by email from the Competition Director.
|Friday 5 March||Suppliers of the 30 top-ranked beers & ciders contacted to confirm their product(s) meet the entry criteria.|
|Tuesday 9 March||Midday deadline for suppliers of the 30 top-ranked beers & ciders to confirm their product(s) meet the entry criteria|
|Wednesday 10 March||Full instructions emailed to suppliers of the Top 30 beers & ciders that meet the entry criteria for inclusion in the 4-week nationwide promotion|
|Wednesday 17 March||For the supplier of each Top 30 product, by this date:
• New suppliers to Foodstuffs must complete the documentation to become a Foodstuffs Approved Supplier
• The product must be set up either via GS1 ProductFlow or Data eXpress (DEX).
|Date TBC||The public embargo on results is lifted. The date of lifting the public embargo will be confirmed by email from the Competition Director.|
Entries close 5pm, Wednesday 10 February 2021.
All enquiries are welcome and can be directed to the Competition Director:
Rachel Touhey, Foodstuffs NZ