BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION

The Seattle Cider Awards provide a wealth of promotional benefits, media assets, consumer awareness, talking points, press opportunities, professional acknowledgement, consumer credibility and celebration. Your artisan, craft, and commercial Cider or Perry will be recognized for distinction in quality, flavor, complexity and authenticity.

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SNIFF, SWIRL, SIP & TASTE

200 POINT SCORING SYSTEM

The tasting panel will sniff, swirl, sip, taste, consider and review each cider for aroma, flavor, balance, typicity, correctness, character, complexity and finish. Our evaluation criteria include: Aroma/Bouquet + Flavor/Palate + Balance/Complexity + Typicity/Character + Overall Impression reflected in scoring via a modified 200 point scoring system with the top (wines) and (ciders) earning: Best of Class; Diamond of The Decade; Double Gold; Gold; Silver; and Bronze; ~ Grand Awards of Excellence.

RECOGNITION & ACCOLADES

Award winning ciders must achieve professional consensus where they earn Best of Class, Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze Grand Awards of Excellence in their respective price/style/variety categories. Each award-winning cidery will receive a beautiful high-quality foil embossed award certificate and the opportunity to use logos for promotion.

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We are now accepting entries for the 2021 Seattle International Cider Awards. Registration open until April 2, 2021.

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