The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Can you design the next iconic cocktail glass?

Applications for the Glassology Design Contest are now open.

The Glassology Design Contest is back for its third edition and it is expanding globally to the Americas. They will join Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand to make history by creating the next iconic cocktail glass. Libbey – one of the largest glass tableware manufacturers in the world – is challenging bar professionals to create the next classic that bartenders won’t be able to live without.

Online submissions are now open for the Glassology by Libbey Design Contest and registrations will be accepted until May 31st. Semi-finalists will be announced in June, and the bartenders chosen will receive expert guidance to hone their designs and understand the glass making process. In November, during the Athens Bar Show in Greece, six finalists will take the stage with the chance to win and have their glass design taken into production and sold globally.

The 2020 panel of judges includes some of the best experts from different areas of the industry: Simon Difford, Tara Garnel, Dean Callan, Eddie Rudzinskas, together with the winner of the second edition, Yochen Verbeeck and glassware expert, Nairi Mehrabi, Marketing Director Libbey EMEA. They will decide who will be crowned the 2020 Glassology winner.

For more information on how to enter, head to