What are the shipping options and where to ship?
Please see shipping instructions
Are there any extensions to deadlines?
Not usually, but please call the office on +44 0203 8580159
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 LBC 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 shipping instructions.
How many bottles per entry do we need to send?
(4) 375ml (or similar) bottles of each entry along with a copy your entry form. Clearly mark ‘Sample Material - Not For Resale - Glass Enclosed’ on the outer carton/s. Include the copy of completed submission form in the shipment even if submitted online.
Where do we send my samples?
Please see shipping instructions.
How do we know LBC received the samples?
You will be able to track the status of your samples in ' my account'. Please allow 3 business days to update sample information once we receive it. You'll also need to keep a track of your shipment with tracking information.
Our samples did not arrive in time/were late for the LBC competition. They are on hold by customs/damaged by courier//late to arrive. Can we still send our samples?
For the LBC Judges to taste your products it is essential they arrive in time. If your samples do not arrive in time for the LBC, 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 > Manage entries > Print/Download Shipping Label
Invoice and billing questions
How will my invoice be sent to me?
If you haven’t received your invoice within 2 weeks, please contact email@example.com
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. Confirm with your shipping carrier before shipping and ensure DDP is paid in well advance. If we are contact to pay duties, shipper has to pay us the duties.
I don't have an account with LBC, 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 LBC?
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 login 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 can be downloaded from Winners > Medal Artwork.
Where are my stickers?
How will the award benefit my brand?
Our marketing team will send you a free tool kit on how to promote your win, PR campaign, and social media. It will also include how LBC will be promoting your brand all year round.
Printing Labels and Rights
We are printing the LBC License to Print. What are the Charter Colours to give to our Printer?
LBC medals are designed and printed in a CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and key-black) colors onto Silver Metallic Foil. For further orders kindly refer to the sticker shop.
Are LBC Medal Sticker Price and LBC 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 LBC 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 LBC Medals are issued at, can be time-consuming/not easily accessible.
LBC Medal's showcase winning beers and spirits to buyers who are seeking the all-important LBC stamp of approval. Whether you are the Producer, Distributor, Importer or Retailer, now is your chance to celebrate and boost sales. LBC 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 LBC Medal artwork?
Is there a restriction on what we can use artwork for? Shall we purchase the License to Print?
Winners are welcome to use the LBC 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 LBC materials on Bottles or Packaging/Boxes, winners order either LBC Medal Stickers or the LBC License to Print. Both have no time limit to usage and are based on quantity ordered. Order yours here
Order of Medal stickers
On your first order (only) of medal stickers, we'll add 1 roll as a complimentary. Once the order is placed, the order shall be delivered by 2-3 weeks depending upon the order. At times it may take longer due to stock, customs.
Shipping of stickers will be through Royal Mail 2nd class delivery. For fast delivery, additional charges would apply by contacting the competition team.
Orders ones placed will not be refunded. Orders returned will not be refunded and additional shipping cost would apply for re-shipping.
When and where will the judging take place?
Judging will start at 10 am on March 21, 2022, at The Worx, London which is located at 10 Heathman's Rd, Fulham, London SW6 4TJ, UK.
*Samples delivered here will not be accepted or considered for judging.
Who are your judges?
Please see the London Beer 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll give you more details about how to get involved.