The Australian Cider Awards has been running since 2011. The issue for amateur cidermakers is that entry is only available to commercial producers.

If you are a hobby/home/amateur cidermaker you can enter a show such as the Red Hill Cider Show

which accepts entries from both commercial and amateur cider makers.

You have the opportunity of benchmarking your cider or perry against other amateur makers and commercial producers. The particularly valuable aspect is: All entries will receive judging comments”

If you’ve been wondering how your product compares with peers of the same type and/or how you might improve it then those comments may well be valuable.

Check the Red Hill website quoted for details of cost, how to enter, how much to supply etc etc