Below is a listing of the awards by category in the World Beverage Competition
Best of Show – The Platinum Award
The “Best of Show” award is granted to only one winner per category, which is chosen unanimously by the tasting panel as the finest offering of the competition. These Platinum Award Winning products should be regarded for the extra effort, creativity and care taken in bringing them to the market.
The second highest honor in the World Beverage Competition, the Gold Award is bestowed upon the finest products in their class. Products that achieve the Gold honors are those with the highest standards of taste, quality, packaging and trade dress.
The Silver Award is given to products whom show promise and potential for mass appeal, while retaining the taste and quality recognized by the tasting panel as superior in its' class.
Bronze Award winners are celebrated for their overall value and potential for appeal. These products are the emerging brands in their segments, who may not be as polished as the others, yet retain an edge in the market.
Best of Show Series
The “Best of Show Series” award is granted to a series of products per category that share similar packaging and quality in which at least one product of the series has won a Platinum Award. The series must all meet this high quality standard to achieve this honor.
Producer of the Year
This award is presented to the beverage producer in each category whose products have garnished the most accolades during the competition. A cumulative total per category is calculated to achieve the winner of this top honor.
The packaging award is granted to only one product from each category that stands out amongst it's peers. This product is readily recognized as a distinguished brand, either through its quality, creativity, innovation or characteristics, this is one of the most difficult awards to achieve in the beverage industry.
Best Overall Value
This award is given to only one product per category that achieves not only high quality, but also reasonable shelf pricing, thus becoming the best overall value in it's class.