Judging Criteria

ONLINE ENTRY (TOTAL 100 POINTS)

  • Originality (20 points)
  • Taste (40 points)
  • Name & Story (10 points)
  • Appearance (10 points)
  • Scalability* (20 points)

THE BARTENDERS CHALLENGE

The details of the tasks will remain top secret until the day of the event. However they will be used to test on all aspects of bartending including hosting, knowledge, composure, creativity and speed. We are searching for the complete bartender, this is not just about that one drink.

*It needs to be replicable for anywhere up to 300 drinks in one night, think large scale batching and consistency.

THE GRAND FINAL (TOTAL 100 POINTS)

Onboard the Dixie Queen the four finalists will be given the opportunity to showcase their signature cocktail entry across one of the four popup bars. They will each own these spaces and it will be a chance to truly demonstrate their overall skills as a bartender.

SOUTHERN SHOWDOWN CHAMPION

A panel of leading industry experts will score on:

  • Taste (50 points)
  • Speed / Efficiency (15 points)
  • Hospitality (20 points)
  • Presentation / Appearance (15 points)

THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION

As voted for aboard the Dixie Queen – Everyone in attendance will be encouraged to try each of the four drinks and before the end of the night vote for their favourite drink in a secret ballot.

 

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