Competitions for Children and Young People

Logo of Cook It: Young Cook of the Year CompetitionLogo of Write It: Young Food Writer of the Year Competition 

Awards 2015 Call for Entries

Photograph of 2014 Trophy by Idil Sukan

Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Guild of Food Writers Awards and the closing date for entry forms is Tuesday 20 January 2015. In addition to a beautifully engraved glass trophy, the winning entry in each category will receive a prize of £500.

Photographer Idil Sukan for Draw HQ

Cook It 2015 Call for Entries

Logo of Cook It Young Cook of the Year Competition

If you love cooking, now is your chance to show off your culinary skills in the Guild of Food Writers’ fantastic annual Cook It competition. Not only could you wow the judges in an exciting cook-off, there’s also a chance to win a week's family holiday at a working organic farm, thanks to our sponsor Gold Top. Plus, there are lots more prizes to be won.

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

Photograph of Michael Jones from Gold Top and Lauren Black

Michael Jones from Gold Top and Lauren Black, 12, 
the 2014 winner in the 10 to 13 year old age group

To enter the Cook It competition, the Guild of Food Writers is asking 10–16 year olds to create a celebratory two-course meal to impress their friends and family. 'We are looking for a main meal and a dessert,' explains Jayne Cross of Cook It, 'that not only look and taste delicious, but are all your own work and show impressive skill in the kitchen.'

There are two age groups (10–13 years and 14–16 years as of 31 August 2015), with the winner in each category awarded first prize of a week's self-catering holiday for the family staying at Gwynfryn organic farm in stunning North Wales, near Snowdonia and the coast,


George Perry, 14, the 2014 winner 
in the 14 to 16 year old age group, 
with his winning dishes

Six talented finalists will be invited to recreate their winning recipes in an exciting cook-off at the Electrolux Training Academy on Tuesday 24 March 2015 in front of well-known cook and author, Jo Pratt, and Good Food magazine's Barney Desmazery.

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

Photographer: David Harrison
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