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Dates and deadlines

Key dates for the 2024 New World Wine Awards competition.


Tuesday 4 June

Entries open

Friday 21 June

Entries close at 5pm

Monday 24 June

Confirmation of entries and sample bottle instructions emailed to entrants.

The invoice for entry fees will be emailed w/c 1st July.

Friday 12 July

Final date for receiving samples and entry fee payment.

Arrangements can be made for receiving late samples of new vintage bottlings until Thursday 25 July – please contact [email protected]

Wednesday 31 July, Thursday 1 August and Friday 2 August

Judging takes place at the Napier War Memorial Centre in Hawke’s Bay.

Monday 5 August

Judging results confirmed by email. All medal results are confidential and embargoed. The date of lifting the public embargo will be confirmed by email from the Competition Director.

Suppliers of the 50 top-ranked under $25 wines contacted to confirm their wine(s) meet the entry criteria.

Medal stickers available to order.

Wednesday 7 August

Midday deadline for suppliers of the 50 top-ranked wines to confirm their wine(s) meet the entry criteria.

Thursday 8 August  

Suppliers of Gold medal-winning wines outside the Top 50 contacted to confirm next steps.

 Friday 9 August  Any temporary labels resubmitted for photography.

Thursday 15 August 

For the supplier of each Top 50 wine, 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).

Timelines are tight so delays in receiving documentation may impact a wine’s inclusion in the Top 50 promotion.

Friday 30 August 

Any Top 50 wines imported from overseas must be landed, out of the port and available for dispatch from the distributors DC by this date.

w/c 2 September

Medal certificates dispatched by post. This communication will include a pack of 1,000 medal stickers for every Gold and Silver medal winning wine.

Monday 7 October

The public embargo on results is lifted. The date of lifting the public embargo will be confirmed by email from the Competition Director.

Think you’ve got a winner? Enter now and compete with the best!

Entries close at 5pm on Friday 21 June 2024.


All enquiries are welcome and can be directed to the Competition Director:
Nadia Narot, Foodstuffs NZ
[email protected]


More information:

Competition overview
Frequently asked questions
Terms and conditions