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Food Writing Awards

View the winners for the 2015 Bert Greene Awards here.


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The Food Writing Awards (formerly Bert Greene) are given in 9 categories:
• Narrative Food Writing with or without Recipes
• Narrative Beverage Writing with or without Recipes
• Instructional Writing on Food or Beverage with Recipes
• Culinary Travel Writing
• Personal Essays/Memoir Writing
• Food-focused Column
• Beverage-focused Column
• Publication of the Year
• The Culinary Trust Award for Food Writing That Makes a Difference (Environment, Health, Food Politics)

The Food Writing Awards program is open to IACP members and non-members.  Articles may be submitted if the articles have been published online or in a newspaper, newsletter, or magazine during the current calendar year.

Submission deadline is January 4, 2016

Please note: Culinary Blogs are now included in the Digital Media Awards.

The Food Writing Awards were first presented in 1991 to honor excellence in food journalism. The awards were formerly named after Bert Greene (1923-1988), a nationally renowned cooking teacher, cookbook author, and syndicated food columnist. Bert was President-Elect of IACP at the time of his death in 1988, and left a lasting legacy with IACP that includes the establishment of the IACP Cookbook Awards in 1986. Read more about Bert.

Each year, the Food Writing Awards Committee revisits the awards program's policies and procedures to ensure their relevance in the fast-changing world of food journalism. As such, the Food Writing Awards will be given in eleven categories for 2016! Entries are judged against a detailed list of criteria unique to each category. This awards program is open to both IACP members and non-members.


Shani Phelan, Member Services and Operations Manager
Phone: (646) 358-4957; (866) 358-4951

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