Craft Beer Marketing Awards goes global for 2021

Jan 15, 2021

The unique Craft Beer Marketing Awards program returns this year, adding new Pandemic and Human Rights Categories.

The Craft Beer Marketing Awards (CBMA’s) will expand its 2021 program and accept entries from around the world in beer, hard seltzer, and cider. Entries opened in October 2020 and will be accepted through to January 29, 2021.

The CBMA’s was founded last year and features over 30 categories that celebrate the very best of beer marketing and the teams, and individuals behind them. Breweries, their agencies, artists and marketing partners are invited to enter their top work. 

The 2021 CBMAs consist of over 30 categories that cover all aspects of brew marketing – from labels to logos and tap handles to taprooms. 

Most notably, new this year are two special categories to reflect recent events: a Pandemic Marketing Category which looks at original marketing done during the Covid-19 outbreak, and the Human Rights Category celebrating those who support the fight for equality for all through different forms of marketing and design.

Some of the other award categories include:

  • Best Can Design
  • Best Tap Handle Design 
  • Best Original Video 
  • Best Merchandise Design 
  • Best Use of Social Media 
  • Best Website Design 

All categories are judged by an influential and respected panel of over 150 beer, marketing, and design experts. The CBMAS judging process is a robust, credible, and transparent digital scoring system. To see the full list of categories,  click hereWe look forward to seeing a few judges from Tribe Global on the judging panel this year!

Entries will be divided up into five regions across the globe: 

  • The Americas
  • UK
  • Europe
  • APAC – Asia & Pacific (including Australia & New Zealand)
  • MENA, Africa & Beyond 

Platinum and Gold Crushies will be awarded in each region. A newly designed Global Crushie will be awarded to those who opt-in to be judged at a global level in addition to a regional entry. 

Entry Timeline

  • ENTRY PERIOD: NOV 8, 2020 - JANUARY 29, 2021 
  • JUDGING: FEB 8 - MARCH 6, 2021  
  • WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Week of March 29, 2021 @ CBC event (TBD) and live stream

Entries are open to anyone involved in marketing within the brewing industry (including cider and hard seltzer) across the world. For additional information, visit  craftbeermarketingawards.com.

If you missed the 2020 CBMAs virtual ceremony, you can watch it  here. To view the 2020 Crushie winners gallery,  click here

Good luck to this year's entrants!