The Guild of Food Writers campaigns mainly by means of encouragement. Hence we have two sorts of campaign:
- professional campaigns, by means of which we attempt to set standards on areas such as plagiarism and metrication; and
- competitions open to the public, like the Young Food Writer of the Year Competition, which is intended to encourage children and young people to write about food. In the past we also ran Cook It, a children's cooking competition.
Young Food Writer of the Year Competition
The Guild’s Young Food Writer of the Year Competition is run in partnership with The Week Junior. The competition encourages children from three age groups (10 and under, 11–14 and 15–18) to capture one of their favourite food experiences on the page.
The Young Food Writer of the Year Competition (previously known as Write It) was established in 2008 and has seen prestigious names from the Guild’s membership judge entries from more than 1,350 aspiring food writers.