One month left to enter the Guild of Beer Writers’ Annual Awards
With one month to go until the closing date for the Guild of Beer Writers’ Annual Awards on Friday 4 September, writers, bloggers, broadcasters, webmasters and others who communicate about beer and pubs are urged to enter.
This year’s awards come with a total prize fund of £10,500 to be shared between the winners and runners up of the eight categories in the competition, which aims to reward the best communication about beer and pubs in national, regional, trade and on-line media as well as writing about beer-related travel and food. The Young Beer Writer award, introduced last year, invites entries from writers up to the age of 35, while the corporate communications category recognises the work by many brewers and others to raise the profile of our national drink.
Judging the awards are: Sarah Bridge, leisure correspondent at the Mail on Sunday; Sheila Dillon, presenter of BBC’s The Food Programme; Toby Heasman, head brewer at Hall & Woodhouse; Nick Hewer, Countdown presenter and lately of The Apprentice and Larry Nelson, publisher of Brewers’ Guardian. Robert Humphreys MBE, a long-serving Guild committee member, chairs the panel.
The Guild welcomes entries from all writers – whether or not they are Guild members – as well as nominations from third parties. Work must have been published between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 to be eligible.
The winner and runner up in each category and the overall Beer Writer of the Year 2015 will be announced at the Guild’s annual Awards dinner, which is being held on Thursday 3 December at London’s Park Lane Hotel.
Sponsors of this year’s Awards are: Molson Coors, Adnams, Fuller’s 1845, Caledonian Brewery, Shepherd Neame and Badger Ales.
Full details of how to enter the Awards, including a list of the categories, criteria and downloadable entry and nomination forms, can be found on the British Guild of Beer Writers website http://www2.beerguild.co.uk/?page_id=2162