Below are some of the sponsors already confirmed for the competition.  Please check back for the information on the new sponsors.

Bar Business Magazine

Bar Business Magazine provides nightclub and bar owners, operators, and managers the chance to find out what is going on in their industry, and more importantly, how to benefit from it all.

Each issue includes our signature “How-to” columns, with detailed, step-by-step instructions on various ways to improve your business, be it physically through aesthetic alterations, philosophically through managerial practices, or economically through marketing strategies.

We offer feature articles on general interest trends for the modern nightclub and bar owner or manager, while our editorial departments focus on new beverages and products, industry legislation and news, and on-premise music innovations. In each issue, we spotlight one owner or manager you need to know about, we examine one beverage category in-depth, and we provide readers with a marketing calendar of various events, holidays, and occasions that can help attract patrons each month.


Bar Business Magazine is based in New York City and is staffed by industry insiders with their fingers on the pulse of all the new trends (and every classic nuance) that make for a successful watering hole. We’re here to help the American drinking establishment—as well as the companies and products that make them run—always be profitable and proliferating.

Inside Food And Beverage is one of primary sources for those in the food and beverage industry.  Its website and newsletters reach the top decision makers in the industry.

Brands awarded medals will be listed on the site.

Modern Distillery Age

A weekly e-newsletter for the spirits business in the U.S. written for a readership of people who sell and make spirits on a daily basis.