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FAQ

Entry Questions 
 

What are the shipping options and where to ship?

Please see the shipping instructions

Are there any extensions to deadlines?

Not usually, but please call the office on +44 330 097 0138

How do I find the correct category for my product?

Please download the category list to browse the available categories.

Are there any discounts for multiple entries or early entries?

There are various discounts on offer throughout the year. Please check our website to see these.

Can you tell me the deadlines?

Please visit key deadlines and pricing for more information

Can I pay entry fees using my own currency? 

All LSC Invoices are issued in GBP, however, you are welcome to pay the equivalent amount in your local currency for your convenience. We recommend you refer to a currency conversion website like https://www.xe.com/ for today's rates.

Samples and Shipping
 

When do I need to ship samples and what are the deadlines?

Please see the shipping instructions.

How many bottles per entry do we need to send?

2 bottles of each entry along with a copy of your entry form. Clearly mark ‘Sample Material - Not For Resale - Glass Enclosed’ on the outer carton/s. Include a copy of the completed submission form in the shipment even if submitted online.

Where do we send my samples? 

Please see the shipping instructions. The Submission Label after you log in.

How do we know LSC received the samples?

You will be able to track the status of your samples in "my account". Please allow 3 business days to update the sample information once we receive it.

Our samples did not arrive in time/were late for the LSC competition. They are on hold by customs/damaged by courier//late to arrive. Can we still send our samples? 

For the LSC Judges to taste your products it is essential they arrive on time. If your samples do not arrive in time for the LSC, they will not be able to be blind-tasted or placed by the Judges.

Where can I print an address label on the website?

Log in > Submission label > Download/ Print

Invoice and billing questions 
 

How will my invoice be sent to me?

Kindly login to the website and check under Billing. 

Do we need to pay taxes and duties?

Yes, you need to raise the documents to ship with all charges being billed back to you. Kindly confirm with your shipping carrier about VAT, DDP or any before shipping. If LSC is asked to pay, we have to be contacted and the same price has to be bared by the shipper.

Login Questions:
 

I don't have an account with LSC, can I still enter?

Yes, please create your account here. It will help you manage your entries, track your samples and market your wins.

Forgot my password?

Use the link 'Forgotten password?'. An email will be sent to the contact email address for your Company's account.

Results and Winners
 

How will I be informed of my results? 

Via email and your results will be uploaded to your account.

What do winners receive from the LSC?

A certificate, logos, stickers, and an online marketing toolkit which is available on the website under Winners.

How do I order stickers/artwork? 

You have to log in to your profile. Go to Winners > Order Stickers to avail of 1 roll free on your first order. You can order and pay online. And Artwork from Winners > Medal Artwork.

Where are my stickers? 

Please contact Sam Perry via email at sam@londonspiritscompetition.com or call us on +44 330 097 0138

How will the award benefit my brand? 

Our marketing team will send you a free toolkit on how to promote your win, PR campaign, and social media. It will also include how LSC will be promoting your brand all year round.

 

Printing Labels and Rights

 

We are printing the LSC License to Print. What are the Charter Colours to give to our Printer?

LSC medals are designed and printed in CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and key-black) colours onto Silver Metallic Foil. For further orders kindly refer to the sticker shop.

Are LSC Medal Sticker Price and LSC License to print the same? 

The purpose of License to Print was primarily arranged for the convenience of Winners that have larger quantities of bottles to add their LSC Medals. 

Large-scale usage of License to Print enables Winners to save manpower to add to all bottles by hand and/or they can arrange their printing more efficiently without needing to find a machine that can attach stickers with the exact dimensions that LSC Medals are issued at, can be time-consuming/not easily accessible.

LSC Medal showcases winning spirits and spirits to buyers who are seeking the all-important LSC stamp of approval. Whether you are the Producer, Distributor, Importer or Retailer, now is your chance to celebrate and boost sales. LSC Winners choose what is more convenient for them to enhance their sales - and order Medal Stickers or the License to Print here...
 

What are the usage rights to LSC Medal artwork?

Is there a restriction to what we can use the artwork for? Shall we purchase the License to Print? 

Distilleries are welcome to use the LSC artwork on marketing materials related to the winning products with no restrictions if it's used for marketing material, presentations, website, press releases, trade shows and any other marketing purpose.

For usage of the LSC materials on Bottles or Packaging/Boxes, winners order either LSC Medal Stickers or the LSC License to Print. Both have no time limit to usage and are based on the quantity ordered. Order yours here

General Questions
 

When and where will the judging take place?

Judging will start at 10 am on 22, 23, & 24, MARCH 2023, at St. Mary's London which is located at 10 Heathman's Rd, Fulham, London SW6 4TJ, UK.

Who are your judges? 

Please see the London Spirits Competition Judges section.

I’d like to take part in the judging. How do I apply?

If you’re a trade buyer with a minimum buying experience of 3 years, you are very welcome to apply to be a judge. Please send your details to info@londonspiritscompetition.com and we’ll give you more details about how to get involved.

Have further questions?

Please call +44 330 097 0138 or email at sam@londonspiritscompetition.com