Do you know a beer writer who deserves £1,000?
Entries open for Guild of Beer Writers Awards
If you know someone who writes, blogs or broadcasts about beer, please encourage them to enter the British Guild of Beer Writers’ annual awards, which are now open for entries.
The Awards aim to reward the best communication about beer and pubs. Winners and runners up in each category receive £1,000 and £500 respectively, as well as a trophy and the chance of being named Beer Writer of the Year.
Entries are also welcomed from brewers and pub companies for the corporate communications category – so if you’re proud of a company magazine or video, why not submit it?
Entering the awards is a simple, on-line process: all we need is is a completed form and some examples of the writer’s work before the deadline of Friday 9 September. To find out more, visit http://beerguild.co.uk/bgbw-awards-2016/.
This year’s judges are: ‘Hairy Biker’ Dave Myers; Rebecca Smithers, consumer affairs correspondent at The Guardian; Kate Nicholls, chief executive of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers and Roger Ryman, head brewer at St Austell Brewery. Last year’s Beer Writer of the Year, Breandán Kearney, chairs the panel.
The winners in each category and overall Beer Writer of the Year are announced at the Guild’s annual dinner held in London on 1st December.
The Guild is grateful to the following sponsors, whose support makes possible our annual awards and dinner: Adnams, Badger Ales, Caledonian Brewery, Fuller’s 1845, Molson Coors, Shepherd Neame Classic Collection, St Austell Brewery, There’s A Beer For That.
Notes to editors:
The British Guild of Beer Writers was formed in 1988 to help spread the word about beers, brewing and pubs. With around 250 members, its mission is “to improve the standards of beer writing and improve the public knowledge of beer and pubs.” Its members include the cream of the country’s beer media experts – be they journalists, authors, producers, photographers, illustrators or PR people. Supporters of the Guild include: brewers, pub companies, and many suppliers associated with the brewing trade. http://beerguild.co.uk/
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