Australian Cider Awards set for record entries

11 Jul 2017

Entries are flowing in to this year’s Australian Cider Awards as the call for participation extends to international producers.

Cider Australia hosts the largest and most prestigious cider competition in Australia, with the 2017 Awards promising to showcase the best of the best ciders available for sale in Australia.

Entries to the Awards close on Friday 1st September 2017.

The judging, undertaken blind and in accordance with detailed style specifications, will take place on 26th and 27th September in Melbourne.

Chief Steward of the Awards Nyall Condon, from the Bellarine Peninsula’s Flying Brick Cider Co, said the Awards is a prime opportunity for producers to see how their ciders stack up against the competition.

“We are aiming to boost international entries this year to further expand our horizons and keep the judges interested and on their toes”, said Mr Condon.

You can enter the 2017 Australian Cider Awards online via

Winners of the awards will be announced at a gala dinner on the evening of Friday 27th October at The Craft & Co in Collingwood. Details are attached.

2017 Australian Cider Awards – Key dates

Entries Open Mon 5 June
Entries Close Fri 1 Sept
Deliver Entries 1 Sept – 15 Sept
Judging (closed to public) Tue 26 and Wed 27 Sept
Awards Dinner Fri 27 Oct
Australian Cider Festival Sat 28 Oct


For more details contact Cider Australia executive officer Jane Anderson on 0434 559 759 or visit 

FULL DETAILS ON AWARD CLASSES AND RULES ARE IN THE 2017 Awards Information & Style GuideMedia representatives are invited to visit the judging in central Melbourne, but this is closed to the public.

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