In its third edition, Glassology by Libbey will challenge bartenders around the world to design the next iconic glass.

Due to the pandemic that is causing uncertainties for all across the globe, and the health and safety of everyone involved, Glassology has been postponed. Please keep checking the Glassology website and social pages for updates and information. For those who have already entered, your submission will be held and considered when the contest reopens.

The contest

Libbey, one of the largest glass manufacturers in the world, presents a challenge like no other. Where most cocktail competitions challenge bartenders to create unique cocktail recipes, the Glassology Design Contest challenges bartenders to use their creativity and knowledge to design an iconic and unique glass.

For the first time since the competition launched in 2015, Glassology has expanded its international reach to the Americas.

How to enter your design

Bartenders will be invited to register on GlassologyByLibbey.com in order to submit their design.

Your submission doesn't need to be technical. You can submit a sketch of your idea along with a brief explanation of the design. Don't forget, a memorable name can be advantageous. Contestants will also be required to create a drink to complement the glass.

Could you be the next Glassologist champion? You can also join the exclusive Glassology Community on Facebook to follow the competition and connect with others in the community.

The prize

The winning design will be produced by Libbey and distributed around the globe. The winner will also receive free pieces of their glass, plus an all-expenses paid trip to Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans.

Semi finals

Once your design is uploaded to the Glassology website, the Libbey team will review and shortlist candidates to 36 semi-finalists. They will then be invited to visit Libbey sites based in the USA, Portugal and the Netherlands to go behind the scenes of glass production and techniques.

During the tour, the semi-finalists will meet with the marketing and design teams to finalise their glass concepts and drawings, and prepare their designs for production in the factory. These finalised designs will then be submitted to the judges for consideration.

The judges will select six finalists to present their glass designs and cocktails at the final.

The jury

The judging panel comprises Yochen Verbeeck, the winner of the second edition of Glassology, Dean Callan, the Master of Ceremony of The Dean Callan Show, Eddie Rudzinskas, the founder of Cocktails for You, Nairi Mehrabi, marketing director of Libbey EMEA, Tara Garnell, drinks consultant, and our very own Simon Difford.