Q: What are the Food Writing Awards?
A: The Food Writing Awards (formerly Bert Greene) for Food Journalism were first presented in 1991 to honor Bert Greene (1923-1988), a well-known food writer and IACP Board member. They are open to IACP members and non-members, and recognize excellence in food journalism in nine categories: Narrative Food Writing with or without Recipes; Narrative Beverage Writing with or without recipes; Instructional Writing on Food and Beverage with Recipes; Culinary Travel Writing, Personal Essay/Memoir Writing, Food-focused Column, Beverage focused column, The Culinary Trust Cause-based Food Writing Award; and Publication of the Year.
Q: When is the submission deadline?
A: The deadline for the Food Writing Awards is February 15, 2019. Supporting materials must be uploaded when completing your entry form on or before this date.
Q: When must a submission have been published to be eligible for the 2019 Food Writing Awards?
A: Only works published in the current (2018) calendar year are eligible.
Q: Who can enter the awards?
Q: Do sponsors of the awards participate in judging or in choosing awards outcomes?
Q: Do you accept works published outside the US?
A: Yes, as long as they meet all criteria.
Q: Are works published in a language other than English eligible?
A: Yes, but these entries must include copies of the English translation with the original work.
Q: Are submissions printed as a series eligible?
A: Submissions that were printed as a series in two or more issues of the same publication will be considered as one work and should be submitted as a single entry.
Q: How much does it cost to enter?
A: There is no charge for entries between November 1st and November 19th. Starting November 15th, the fee is $50 (US) per entry for IACP members; $75 (US) per entry for non-members.
Q: How many submissions am I allowed?
A: This year, we are allowing contestants to submit a single piece into as many categories as they wish.
Q: What if I’m not sure which awards category best fits my submission?
A: If you have questions about awards suitability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. IACP retains the right to advise the entrant if an article is submitted in an inappropriate category, and may recommend a more appropriate category or categories where the article may be more competitive. However, the final category selection is the responsibility of the entrant.
Q: When will finalists and winners be announced?
A: Finalists will be notified by email and announced in early 2019. Winners in each category will be announced at the 2019 Annual Conference.
Q: Can I attend the Awards announcement?
A: Yes! All entrants are encouraged to attend. The Awards event details will be listed in the IACP website and finalists will be notified though email with details so they can attend.