The first round is a blind taste test. All of the e-liquids submitted will be tested by a standard atomiser and mod combination, set to the same conditions for each e-liquid.
Nicotine salt e-liquids will be tested by a standard MTL atomiser and mod combination, set to the same conditions for each nicotine salt e-liquid.
Each e-liquid will be tested by our judges blindly and scored out of 10. The e-liquid with the highest average points score from the judging panel will be put through in each category.
The judges will initially know the category that the e-liquid has been entered into but will have no more information than that.
The second stage is the compliance stage. At this stage the judges will assess packaging to check for inappropriate branding or marketing (IP infringement, appealing to under-age users, etc).
Our panel of judges will determine the finalists in each category and the winners will be announced at our fourth annual awards ceremony on Friday 3rd May 2019.