Write It 2016 Call for Entries

Love food? Love writing? Enter the Guild of Food Writers’ annual competition to discover the country’s most promising young food writers.

Aimed at aspiring young writers who have a real interest in food and writing, the competition is open to anyone aged 11 to 18.

The Write It competition invites entrants to submit a non-fiction feature of around 750 words on any food-related subject. It could be as simple as a descriptive piece based on a person or place that inspired their interest in food, a restaurant review, or a report on a visit to a food fair, farmers' market or food shop. Alternatively it could be a campaigning article on any aspect of food that interests, excites or frustrates the young writer.

All three of the judges for 2016 are distinguished members of the Guild of Food Writers:

Photograph of Felicity Cloakehttps://gallery.mailchimp.com/a343061474e1e24725bca112a/images/1d87b5a3-5950-47c5-a2b5-ea93aa58c6c8.jpgPhotograph of Seb EminaPhotograph of Karen Barnes
From left to right: 
Felicity Cloake, food writer and author; 
Seb Emina, food writer and author; and Karen Barnes, Editor of delicious. magazine. 

To find out more and to download an entry form please click here

Awards 2016

Photograph of 2014 Trophy by Idil Sukan
The deadline for entries for the 2016 Guild of Food Writers Awards sponsored by Scotch Beef PGI has now passed.

The Guild of Food Writers Awards were established in 1996 and are presented in recognition of outstanding achievements in food writing and broadcasting. The awards remain the only ones that are judged entirely by entrants' peers: professional food writers, journalists and editors. 

There are 11 awards categories:

The closing date for completing entry forms was Tuesday 9 February 2016 and all materials must be with the juries by Friday 19 February 2016.

The winning entry in each category will receive a prize of £500 and an engraved glass trophy. The winners of each Award will be announced at the Guild of Food Writers Awards ceremony on Wednesday 22 June 2016 at Opera Holland Park.

You can find out more about the Guild Awards 2016 by clicking here.

If you have any queries about the awards please email jonathan@gfw.co.uk.

Photographer Idil Sukan for Draw HQ

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