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Final Day To Apply for the 2019 World Class Competition!

By Shayleigh Ward posted 01-07-2019 16:21


The 2019 World Class U.S. Application deadline is right around the corner – The clock is ticking! One Cocktail could change your life! There is no better time than now to apply! It is simpler than ever to get started. 

Step One: Education – Complete just ONE digital studio OR attend ONE live studio event. 

Step Two: Application -- Submit just ONE cocktail and respond to the prompt using 300 words or less. Be sure to read all the rules first!


The World Class program gives competitors the opportunity to push themselves, learn, and grow with other industry leaders. One cocktail could change your life!

REMINDER: World Class Education is the first step!

For 2019, USBG World Class sponsored by DIAGEO launched a new, exciting education program both online and in person. World Class Studios is a series of educational sessions that push boundaries, train, and inspire bartenders around the globe -- bringing the hospitality community closer together.

Some of the world’s best bartenders, drink professionals and creatives have helped us craft each original session. World Class Studios has a fresh and original take on spirits education that is valuable to everybody, no matter your experience level.

Attending or completing just one studio/digital studio qualifies you to apply for World Class 2019!

Get started with World Class Studios Online, 

If you have already completed the World Class educational component and are ready to APPLY NOW. 

To hear what our past winners have to say about their experience,


Entry portal opens on            Oct 15th, 2018
Final day to submit competition entries           Jan 15th 2019
Top 100 Applicants Announced                               Feb 1st 2019
Top 50 Regional Finalists Announced                  Feb 22nd 2019
Regional Finals                                                  March-May 2019
National Finals                                                             June 2019
Global Finals in Glasgow, Scotland                    September 2019

Please feel free to email any questions you may have to

To start your World Class journey and apply today,