Rules, Dates, & Deadlines:
- Registration for 2023 opens January 17th. The Deadline for submission is March 31st (Bottle shipments must be received by March 31st. NO applications will be accepted after this date.)
- Entry pricing for 2023:
Early Bird Registration through January 31st:
$225 for first entry, $200 for subsequent entries
General Registration after January 31:
$250 for first entry, $225 for subsequent entries
- Public Voting for the People's Choice Awards begins on April 3rd Distilleries will be sent links and other multi-media materials to promote their submissions.
- ALL WINNERS will be announced via a LIVE broadcast on April 26th Digital benefits & awards will be sent out immediately. Mailed items to closely follow. Medals may take 4-6 weeks.
- Each product entry must submit two (2) 750 ml bottles for sampling and promotional purposes.
- Clearly mark shipping container with ’Samples-not for resale’
East Coast Craft Spirits Awards
3835 Old Buckingham Road, Suite A
Powhatan, VA 23139
In order to be included for consideration, a distillery must:
- Produce Craft "Distilled" or "Blended" products
- Produce under 100,000 proof gallons annually
- Independently Owned. Disqualified if majority ownership is by entity that produces more than 100,000 proof gallons a year.
- Be located in one of the "East Coast" States, located east of the Mississippi (Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin)
Benefits of Participation
Every Entry will receive:
- Feature Distillery & Product listings on website with links to your website. This will boost your SEO/Google Listing.
- Product promotions on Facebook
- Public promotion for People's Choice Award. This will give you two weeks of social media promotion!
Winners will also receive:
- Custom die-cast medal*
- Rights of use for digital medal graphics
- Inclusion on press release
- Promotional listing on website, Facebook, & Instagram
- Live & recorded, Results Presentation
*additional items will be available for purchase