Terms and Conditions

The International Beer Challenge 2019 (IBC) is organised by Agile Media Ltd, publishers of Drinks Retailing News. The company address is Agile Media Ltd, Longley House, International Drive, Southgate Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6AQ. UK.

By entering the IBC the entrant will be deemed to have read and understood these rules and be bound by them. These rules include any instructions set out with the IBC website.

1. Please adhere to the deadlines set out on this website. Late entries may not be accepted. Agile Media accepts no responsibility for any lost, damaged, late or mislaid product or entry.

2. Entries will only be accepted on a fully completed entry form accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. There is no limit to the number of products that may be submitted but each product is a separate entry and subject to a separate entry fee.

3. The Organiser reserves the right to move beers into the appropriate category, if deemed to be incorrectly entered.

4. Entrants are responsible for ensuring their product arrives in time for the judging including completing any necessary customs clearances. Products must be securely packaged. The organiser takes no responsibility for products damaged in transit.

5. Any product which is late or damaged which does not otherwise comply with these rules, will be deemed invalid.

6. Products must be in date for consumption on 30th July 2019.

7. Entries may be withdrawn any time up to 3rd June 2019 in which case the entry fee will be returned subject to an administration charge of 50%. After this date, entry fees are non-refundable.

8. Products will be retained by the Organiser and will not be returned.

9. Entrants are responsible for any customs duty, taxes or other costs incurred on products entering the UK. Should the Organiser incur any liability in connection with excise duties or any other costs these shall forthwith be reimbursed fully by the entrant.

10. The products will be blind tasted by an expert and independent panel of judges selected by the organiser. The judges will give the beers a score according to the aroma, appearance and taste. The score is intended as a guide for judges only in determining which medal should be awarded. Bronze, Silver and Gold medals will be awarded according to a consensus reached by the judging panel. The best of the best will be awarded Trophy medals at the trophy tasting in September.

11. The judges’ decision on all matters concerning the competition is final and legally binding. No correspondence will be entered into.

12. A list of medallists will appear in Drinks Retailing News, drinksretailingnews.co.uk and drinksint.com once judging is complete. Product images may also be used. Participants consent to their names and photographs being used in any competition publicity unless otherwise requested in writing.

13. Any award winner may publicise its award provided the year in which it was won is stated. Each award winner will be granted a non-exclusive non-transferable licence to use the IBC logo in connection with its award for a period of three years from the date of the award.