The submission process opens October 1st 2017. Beers may be submitted online or completing the submission form. Online is through our partner The Data Still. The paper submission form downloadable here on the website and once filled out may be sent by email, fax or mailed.

The Judging Guidelines

All judging will be performed blind by a number of panels of experienced trade only beer buyers. The judges represent some of the top trade buyers in the New York area from Retail Stores, Restaurants, Beer focused bars,Beverage Directors Distributors and Importers. Your beer/cider/sake will be judged by real trade buyers who make buying decisions.

The beers, ciders and meads will first be categorized by their pricing band per category. The judges will then have in the description the actual retail price for each beer in front of them. The judging panel will confer and come to a consensus whether a beer receives a Double Gold, Gold, Silver, Bronze or no medal. Each panel will taste a variety of beer to avoid palate fatigue. In the event a supplier lists an incorrect classification for its entry, the competition will move it to the correct classification.

The Awards

Participating beers in each pricing band in their category will be eligible to receive a Double Gold, Gold, Silver or Bronze Award.


All entries will send to the NYIBC site artwork and and a link to each brands website. Please send us the following information info@nyibeercompetition.com if it applies/available

-JPG file of your brand artwork(Bottle Shot and or Logo)

-Staff Relations Contact (Name, Phone, Email etc.)

-There is only one one time charge for entry. We do not charge any extra fees for use of our logo and or medal won by any of the winning brands in Point of Sale Materials.

-License fees are available for use of medal image on the product and packaging.  

-Winning results will be published on our website and with our media sponsors.

Each submission must include 3 12oz or 333ml, 2 x 500 or 750ml bottles or its equivalent.
Before January 26th 2018 $85 online and $85 by fax/email per submission
January 27-2/4  $100 online and $110 by fax/email per submission

All product submissions must be received by the warehouse by February 7th 2017

Every year some submissions get stuck in customs. It happens and we are prepared to do a smaller tasting panel for the beers/sake. All beers that are submitted will be judged!

If you do not have a Customs Broker

If you do not have a customs broker contact Park Street at competitions@parkstreet.com All fees including custom fees must be paid in full before the beers are judged.

Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any additional questions.