How to Enter

A step by step guide on how to register your Rum Entry.


Step 1: Register your first Rum entry

Register your rum entries.

$200.00Add to cart


Step 2: Pay for your Rum entry

Fill out the entry and payment forms online. They will only take a few minutes to complete.


Step 3: Pack up your samples

Pack up your samples with a copy of your entry form. We need two bottles for each category you enter and one for bottle design.



Step 4: Send your bottle

Send your bottle to us with a brief description of your product including: company name, brand name, product name as you would like it published, alcohol percentage, and state and region. 


Step 5: Hang tight!

That’s it! Once we receive your samples, our expert judge panel will review them and share their evaluation.


Key Dates

Submissions open from:

July 1, 2023 – August 31, 2023

Judging from:

September – October, 2023

Category winners announced at the Award Ceremony on:​

November 9

Gala Night

November 9

Rum Revolution Festival on:

November 11



Please ensure your products are packed securely.

Two (2) 700ml bottles are required for each entry (or three (3) 500ml or less bottles). For bottle design entry, only one (1) bottle is needed.

All entries must be labelled with the submission ID number which is located in the Registrations tab. Submission ID can be a sticker or tag affixed to each bottle. We require two (2) 700ml bottles of each entry in each category or three (3) 500 ml or less bottles. For bottle design entry, only one (1) bottle is needed.


Delivery Address

Vish Uttam

2/55 Sherwood Rd, Toowong QLD 4066

Deliveries will only be accepted 9am – 5pm from Monday to Friday.


Entry Fees

Regardless of category, the fee is $200 (exc. GST) for each entry.

Only credit card payments are accepted through our payment gateway Stripe.

You will not be able to submit an entry without payment. Every submission will receive a confirmation email which will include a summary of your entries and payment.


Terms & Conditions

  • Entries are only accepted on a completed online entry form with the appropriate entry fee. 
  • Each entry fee is $200 plus GST
  • If an entry is withdrawn by the due date, the entry fee will be returned subject to an administration charge of 50%. Products will be made available for collection at the entrant’s expense. If the products are not collected within eight weeks of the due date, the organiser will retain them. The due date is the entry deadline. 
  • If an entry is withdrawn after the due date, no refunds will be given. This includes entries for which the products have not been received. 
  • Payment in full is required before judging commences.
  • Substitutions of entries is possible but needs to be communicated to the Australian Rum Awards prior to the due date. 
  • The judges’ decision on all matters is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The organisers may, at their discretion, refuse to accept an entry. 
  • The organisers may alter the closing date for the awards, place an entry in the most appropriate style, rule that an entry may not compete or is ineligible to compete, or alter the date, time or place on or at which the awards are scheduled to take place. 
  • The judges have the power to disqualify any entry not deemed as meeting the entry criteria. 
  • Please note, bottles are unable to be returned unless the entry is withdrawn. 
  • Entries are open to Australian producers only and only products made within Australia may enter. 
  • All entries must be labelled with the submission ID number which can be found after payment / on your confirmation email. Submission ID can be a sticker or tag affixed to each bottle.
  • All products must be commercially available in Australia. 
  • It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure correct details are provided. 
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per producer.
  • All entries become the property of Rum Revolution Pty Ltd once submitted. 
  • We require two (2) 700ml bottles of each entry in each category or three (3) 500 ml or less bottles. For bottle design entry, only one (1) bottle is needed.
  • Rum Revolution Pty Ltd accept no responsibility for, and will not pay for, any freight, loss or damages. Under no circumstances will Rum Revolution or its employees be responsible for the late, non-delivery or mis-delivery of any entries. 
  • Late deliveries will not be accepted. 
  • Australian legal definition of rum. As follows from the Excise & Customs Act 1901. “rum” means a spirit obtained by the distillation of a fermented liquor derived from the products of sugar cane, being distillation carried out in such a manner that the spirit possesses the taste, aroma and other characteristics generally attributed to rum and has been matured by storage in wood for at least 2 years.