Entries open for 2022 Australian Cider Awards

Entries to the 2022 Australian Cider Awards opened today as national industry body Cider Australia celebrated a return to its usual Spring judging schedule.

Open to local and imported ciders, speciality ciders as well as apple & pear spirits available for sale in Australia, the Awards is Australia’s largest and most prestigious cider competition with 29 classes and 11 trophies.

President of Cider Australia and chair of the competition organising team, Warwick Billings, said the organisation is anticipating entry numbers to rebound to record levels after a disrupted few years for the industry.

“This year’s guest international judge is French cidrologue and cider consultant Yann Gilles who will bring a wealth of experience, expertise and his international perspective to the world-class judging panel”, said Warwick.

“Yann will also travel to visit producers in several cider regions during his time in Australia and we are confident he will not only inspire but be inspired by the Australian craft cider community”.

Enter the 2022 Australian Cider Awards online via this link.

Registrations close on Friday 14 October with the results to be announced on Friday 18 November at a gala dinner at Lot 100 in the Adelaide Hills (tickets are available now via Eventbrite).


2022 Australian Cider Awards – Key dates

Entries open
Thu 8 Sep

Entries close
Fri 14 Oct

Deliver entries
Mon 17 Oct – Fri 28 Oct

Judging (closed to the public)
Mon 7 & Tue 8 Nov (William Angliss Institute, Melbourne)

Awards presentation dinner
Fri 18 Nov (Lot 100, Adelaide Hills)

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