Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost to enter the Drink Easy Awards?

The cost is $95+GST per entry.

When will the results be released?

All results will be announced in November 2022 and then will be available via

All winner and finalist coverage will also feature in EasyMag, our printed publication which will hit the streets in February 2023.

What do I receive for the cost of my entry?
  • Edited and endorsed tasting notes and feedback for each submission that each producer can use for any purpose.

  • All tasting notes and feedback will be a permanent resource available via

  • All winners and finalists will receive editorial coverage to be featured in EasyMag, our printed publication that will be released in February 2023.

  • Each of the category winners will receive a prize and award from Drink Easy.

  • Continuous promotion throughout the season including editorial coverage and inclusion in all Drink Easy PR activity.

  • Interviews and editorial on

  • Inclusion in the National Tasting/Events program throughout 2023 as well as the November 2022 awards¬†party.

  • Branded digital assets provided to the finalists and winners as well as social media coverage across all Drink Easy platforms and national media.

I haven't received a confirmation that my submission has gone through, what do I do?

Please check your junk mail, as your receipt of submission may have been sent there, but if not please email

How do I know Drink Easy has received my submission and payment has been made?

You will receive an email confirmation of submission which will include a payment receipt as well as delivery details and labelling information.

Payment is through Stripe so you will also receive in addition to your submission receipt, a stripe receipt aswell.

What is the best browser to view the website and submit my entry?

We recommend modern browsers with Javascript and cookies enabled. We recommend viewing and submitting your entry in Firefox and Chrome.

Can I exchange an entry after I have submitted?

Yes you can, as long as it is within the submission perimeters (before Monday October 3, 2022).

What payment methods are accepted?

Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted.

Your payment will be processed through Stripe our payment gateway and you will receive a confirmation of payment in your confirmation email.

I need to withdraw my submission, what do I do?

Requests to withdraw an entry will be accepted if made in writing to prior to the submission deadline of 3rd of October 2022, with refund of the entry fee minus processing fees. After this date, projects may be withdrawn but the entry fee will be forfeited.

Can I pay for all my entries at once?

Yes, absolutely.

If I have problems entering the system, who do I contact?

How long do I have to send my bottles or cans in?

For all states: Deliveries will only be accepted between Monday 5th of September and Monday 3rd of October 2022 between the hours of 7:30am - 3pm.

Any deliveries of bottles or cans delivered outside these dates will not be received.

How many bottles per entry do I need to send in?

Four (4) bottles of each wine entry are required, regardless of corkage.

Six (6) bottles or cans for cider, beer, mead, other fermented alcoholic drinks, alternative drinks and non-alcoholic beverages.¬†

Two (2) bottles of each entry is required for spirits including sake (Unless in a 500ml bottle or less, if this is the case (3) bottles are required.)

Two (2) bottles of shrubs and cordials (Unless in a 500ml bottle or less, if this is the case (3) bottles are required.)

How do I label my submission and where do I send them?

Following your completed and paid submission, you will receive an email with a unique submission entry ID. Please put this code on each bottle and delivery for each entry as either a sticker or label and please use a shipping label found on website for delivery to Hillebrand.

Can I edit my entry once submitted?

Yes. You will have to email who will do this on your behalf.

Is it $95 per entry across all categories, does it increase for the style of liquor for example or a premium product?

The cost to submit is $95 exc gst per entry regardless of category.

I have multiple entries to make across different categories, can I do this in one submission?

Yes, you can! Each entry will have a different Entry ID which will be emailed to you once submitted.

What do I if I forget my account password?

You can reset it yourself by putting your email into the log in screen and pressing "Forget password" and a reset link will be sent to your email. 

If you have changed your email or need any assistance at all, please email