Hardcopy Entry:

Hardcopy Entry Form: (SEE PDF Form below-right)  Print this form, fill out and make appropriate copies.  PRINT OR TYPE ALL ENTRY INFORMATION IN BLACK INK.   Mail or fax the entry form to AWS contacts below.  Include the name of the winemaker and a complete mailing address. Also provide phone number with area code, name of the winemaker in case questions, errors or shipping problems arise. Include the name of the wine entered and the vintage year. If non-vintage wine, please check the box provided. Percent alcohol and residual sugar percentage should be provided.


Pre-Registration is required and entry forms must be received by October 19, 2020


Mail to American Wine Society, PO Box 889, Scranton, PA 18501,

or fax to  570-344-4825.

Check or money order should be made payable to the American Wine Society.
VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards are also accepted.

Rules and Information

  1. The competition is open to all amateur winemakers

  2. The fee is $35.00 per entry or $25.00 per entry for AWS Members.

  3. The committee will make every effort to insure that the wines are properly stored in a controlled environment prior to the competition and properly served to the judges during the competition.

  4. The results of the competition will be published in an upcoming edition of the AWS Newsletter and posted on the AWS web site.

  5. One 750ml bottle (or two 375ml) are required for each wine entered. 

  6. All wine categories are eligible to win the following awards: Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze

  7. The judging will be done in a blind-tasting.

  8. The judging panels will be made up of American Wine Society trained judges and industry professionals.

  9. Winners will be announced at the AWS National Conference (virtual) on Nov 7, 2020.

2020 Amateur Wine Competition:

Competition Brochure and On-line Entry and Payment information

On-line Entry

See the PDF brochure for complete instructions. The below button redirects you to our on-line entry forms. Payment is made via PayPal using credit card or PayPal account.

NOTE: Be sure to "submit" your entry AND complete payment via "Pay Now" button

2020 Amateur Competition Entry & Rules Brochure

2019 AWC Results

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Registration for the 2020 Competition is now closed. Winners will be announced the first week of November.

American Wine Society
PO Box 889
Scranton, PA 18501


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