The Japan Cider Awards is Japan’s official international cider tasting competition and is sponsored by the Japan Cider Masters Association and inCiderJapan G.K., with international entries managed by the latter.
Now in its sixth year, the event is held in conjunction with the Tokyo Cider Collection.
Two divisions: Tasting and Design
Ciders entered into the Tasting Division will be blind tasted by several teams of nonpartisan judges and evaluated according to their taste, appearance and aroma pursuant to the category entered into.
Ciders may also be entered into the Design Division. These will be graded by two groups, professional media and general public, with scores based on a set of criteria including visual impact, uniqueness, and appeal to the Japanese market.