The 2019 Most Imaginative Bartender Competition (MIB) presented by Bombay Sapphire is accepting submissions now until June 30, 2019.
Over the next two months emerging bartenders from your city can once again submit their most imaginative cocktail creations for the chance to compete amongst North America’s top mixology talents from the region.
Established as one of the industry’s most prestigious bartending competitions, the MIB program, now in its 13th year, has scoured North America for the greatest undiscovered bartenders.
The competition is unveiling a reformatted structure with new non-profit partner Tales of the Cocktail Foundation and new media partner PUNCH. Also new to the program, the Creative Grant Challenge will task the top 12 competitors to bring an original creative idea of any medium to life.
Each competitor will receive a cash stipend to research and conceptualize their design before presenting to three judges at the finals in February 2020. The final winner will receive a $25,000 cash prize.
Online enrollment closes on June 30, 2019.
You will be asked to submit an original recipe and a 90-second video. The video should showcase your heart and soul, and your passions. It’s the opportunity to give judges a glimpse into your life, and how it interweaves into the cocktail.
Please make sure to keep the Video and Recipe Requirements in mind.
All competitors who advance to the next round will be notified by July 15, 2019, and they will be invited to participate in Preliminaries where judges will visit their home bar.
All the details are here: https://mostimaginativebartender.punchdrink.com/