credibility
Comes Standard

As the #1 news and reviews website dedicated solely to the seltzer and RTD beverage space, your Seltzer Nation medal and award will bring you unparalleled credibility when marketing your brand. Here are some key facts about Seltzer Nation:

  • The most plentiful source of high-quality hard seltzer & RTD content

  • 16,000+ keywords ranked on Google

  • 1,300+ keywords ranked in the Top 3 positions

  • A large and loyal following of seltzer/RTD fans

  • Weekly news, product reviews, executive interviews, and more

Optimized Reviews available

We are pleased to offer optimized reviews for all brands. While a standard entry consists of potential medals and awards only, Optimized Reviews will add a professionally written, permanent review to our site. Any existing reviews currently on Seltzer Nation will remain. Optimized reviews will begin publishing prior to award announcements and then be updated with applicable award information after April 7, 2023.

  • 500+ words, search optimized

  • Weekly news, product reviews, executive interviews, and more

  • Outbound link to your website

  • Social media posts on Seltzer Nation accounts

  • A feature in our monthly newsletter

Exclusive
Benefits

All medal and award winners will be granted exclusive access to high-resolution imagery to help promote their status as as winners of the 2023 Seltzer Nation Awards. In addition, Seltzer Nation will offer promotional opportunities through our website and social media channels. These opportunities will be offered based on your brand’s goals and our available inventory of advertising space.

"Best Of"Awards

For 2023, Seltzer Nation will be awarding various ‘Best Of’ awards which are separate and unique from the flavor competitions and medals. Each entry is eligible for an award in the applicable categories below.

Traditional hard seltzer

Wine-based seltzer

Other/speciality seltzer

Vodka-based rtd

Tequila soda rtd

Spirits-based rtd (other)

Organic

All-natural

No/low sugar (1g or less)

High abv (7%+)

Package design

Water enhancement

Seasonal flavor

Flavor combination

Flavor Competition

Flavor competitions will run independent of primary beverage categories, meaning the winner of each flavor competition might be a hard seltzer or it could be spirits-based. Seltzer Nation reserves the right to not recognize a specific flavor category winner depending on the quality of submissions received.

Acai
Apple
Berry
Blackberry
Blood Orange
Blueberry
Cherry
Chili
Citrus
Coconut
Cola
Cranberry
Cucumber
Dragon Fruit
Fruit Punch
Grape
Grapefruit
Guava
Hibiscus
Honeydew
Jalapeño
Juniper
Kiwi
Lemon
Lemonade
Lime
Mango
Mint
Orange
Papaya
Passion Fruit
Peach
Pear
Pineapple
Pomegranate
Pomelo
Raspberry
Rosé
Rosemary
Starfruit
Strawberry
Tangerine
Tea
Tomato
Vanilla
Watermelon
Yuzu
Other

Timeline

Nov 30, 2022
Early Bird Entry Deadline

Jan 31, 2023
Standard Entry Deadline

April 7, 2023
Winners Announced

FAQ

Medals will be awarded to any beverage that meets the various rating thresholds required for Platinum, Double Gold, Gold, or Silver. Awards will be given to the overall winner of each flavor competition, as well as the overall winner of each 'Best Of" category.

The early bird discount is practical for both Seltzer Nation and for you. We are expecting a large volume of entries, and this extended deadline will allow our team more time to test and review all submissions.

As long as one of the flavors in your combination matches a flavor category, you can choose that flavor. If none of your flavors match a flavor category, please choose the “other” flavor category.

Please send us at least 3 cans for every entry. Please exercise care when submitting your cans to avoid potential damage in transit.

As long as your online entry matches the naming convention/branding of your beverage packaging, there is no need to include additional paperwork with your shipment.

Please send your submissions to:
Seltzer Nation
19321 US HWY 19N, Suite 605
Clearwater, FL 33764