Write It 2019 – Call for Entries
07 January 2019
The Guild of Food Writers and Pink Lady® invite children to Write It
The Guild of Food Writers and Pink Lady® apples are delighted to announce the third year of their partnership with the Guild’s Write It competition for aspiring, young food writers. The competition, which opens for entries on Monday 7 January 2019, encourages children from three age groups (10 and under, 11–14 and 15–18) to get their creative juices flowing by submitting a piece of writing inspired by food. The theme for this year’s competition is ‘Food for Sharing’. And we’re looking forward to sharing lots of delicious food with our winners and judges at the Winners’ Party, which is all part of the prize, next summer at an exclusive London venue.
We want to encourage children and young people to capture their thoughts and feelings on what it is to share food. The writing can feature any food sharing occasion, from Sunday lunches with family to picnics on beaches, we want entries to conjure up what it means to them to share food and to get the judges’ taste buds tingling.
Write It was established in 2008 and has seen prestigious names from the Guild’s membership judge entries from more than 1,200 aspiring food writers. This year’s judges include bestselling cook book author, celebrity MasterChef winner, actress and presenter Lisa Faulkner; Karen Barnes, editor of award-winning delicious. magazine; award-winning documentary maker, TV presenter and author Stefan Gates; TV producer, cookery book writer and Guild member Kalpna Woolf; and Sherry Ashworth, award-winning author of children’s and young adult literature. They’ll use their collective experience, enthusiasm for food, drink and writing to find and celebrate the outstanding work in each age group.
Michelle Evans, Group Head of Marketing for Pink Lady® said of the competition: ‘We’re proud to be working with the Guild of Food Writers for the third year running on this prestigious competition, encouraging children and young people to express their imagination and love of food through writing. Pink Lady® apples are enjoyed by young and old across the UK, especially our PinKids® smaller apples. We’re looking forward to reading how our younger Pink Lady® and PinKids® fans express their creative flare.’
Angela Clutton and Genevieve Taylor, Co-Chairs of the Guild of Food Writers commented: ‘Food can bring people together in amazing and unexpected ways. From sharing cake at a birthday party, to offering someone in need something to eat, food acts as a universal language. Members of the Guild have shared many meals and stories together over the years and we’re excited for the next generation of talented, creative minds to share their experiences of food with us through the written word. The Write It competition is growing year on year and we’re proud to be working with Pink Lady® to make it even bigger this year.’
The competition opened on Monday 7 January and the closing date is Tuesday 30 April. To enter please visit pinkladyapples.co.uk/competitions/write-it-2019.
Write It Competitions So Far
2017 saw the first year of a partnership with Pink Lady® apples supporting the competition. Last year the Write It competition continued to grow with such marvellous writing, and we want the competition to continue to reach more and more children and young people with a passion for food and writing.
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A Pink Lady® apple is the first to blossom on the tree and the last to be harvested by hand. From ‘pip to perfection’, only the very best pass the rigorous inspection tests to receive the Pink Lady® classification. This time on the tree helps Pink Lady® apples to develop their unique fizz, distinctive blush, sweet flavour and crunchy texture.
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