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Beer writers, take note! Entries to this year’s British Guild of Beer Writers Awards close exactly one month today, 9th September.  Don’t miss out on your chance to become the Beer Writer of the Year 2011, or to scoop one of the seven category Awards and win £1,000 or a trip to the Czech Republic.

The competition is open to writers, broadcasters, photographers, poets, illustrators, designers, webmasters and bloggers whose work has broadened the public’s knowledge of beer and pubs. This year, entries are welcomed in seven different categories, all of which – apart from the new Corporate Communications Award – carry prize money for at least one winner.

Judging the entries this year are: Simon Jenkins, winner of the 2010 Beer Writer of the Year title and chair of the judges’ panel;   Fiona Matthias, executive editor of The Sunday Telegraph; Martin Ross, journalist, writer and home brewer; Martin Kellaway, founder of Wharfebank Brewery in Leeds and Joanna Copestick, who has commissioned and published a number of books about beer.  Winners will be announced at the Guild’s annual Awards dinner, which is being held on Thursday 1st December at Park Plaza Riverbank in central London. 

Full details of how to enter the Awards, including a list of the categories and a downloadable entry form, can be found on the British Guild of Beer Writers website – http://www.beerwriters.co.uk/awards.php.  Entries for this year’s Awards must have been published between 30 September 2010 and 31 August 2011.

Nominations and entries are being sought for seven categories:

Molson Coors’ Award for Best Writing in National Publications – prize £1,000 & £500

For the best writing or broadcasting aimed at a general audience, published in the national (and international) press, consumer magazines, books, national television and radio.

Adnams Award for Best Writing in Regional Publications – prize £1,000 & £500

For the best writing or broadcasting aimed at a specific local or regional audience, published in local and regional newspapers, magazines, radio, television and CAMRA newsletters.

Fuller’s ESB Award for Best Writing for the Beer and Pub Trade – prize £1,000 & £500

For the best writing or broadcasting aimed at the brewing and pub industry, published in trade and company newspapers, newsletters, magazines, reports and websites.

Brains SA Gold Award for Best Use of Online Media – £1,000 & £500

For the best use of blogs, websites and social media, whether that be writing or use of other tools such as video or social networking.

Budweiser Budvar John White Travel Bursary – prize £1,000 plus trip to Czech Republic

For the best travel-themed beer writing (or beer-themed travel writing) or broadcasting. Entries can be from national, local or regional media, books, trade publications or online.

Shepherd Neame 1698 Award for Beer and Food Writing – prize £1,000

For the best writing or broadcasting on the subject of matching beer with food (an area formerly dominated by wine). Entries can be from national, local or regional media, books, trade publications or online.

Guild of Beer Writers Award for Corporate Communications – prize trophy to the winner

For the best writing/communication in a corporate environment. Entries can be for in-house or customer magazines internal or external websites, corporate films/video blogs.  This is a new award for 2011 and has been introduced to recognise the excellent work to promote beer which is produced by or on behalf of brewers, pub companies and other related organisations.

Winners to be announced at prestige beer banquet

The winners will be announced at the British Guild of Beer Writers annual awards dinner.  The event is being held on 1 December at the Park Plaza Riverbank in central London and will, as in previous years, be one of the beer industry’s ‘must attend’ events.

Good luck!

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Written by timhampson

August 9, 2011 at 7:53 pm

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