Guild of Food Writers Awards 2021

About the Guild of Food Writers Awards

The Guild of Food Writers Awards recognise outstanding achievement in areas where food writers work and have influence. They are awarded annually and are the only awards judged entirely by professional food writers, editors and broadcasters. The Guild Awards were inaugurated in 1996 and reflect the Guild’s commitment to encouraging new and established food writers.

 

There have been some small changes to the categories for 2021 to reflect how the world of food writing has evolved since the awards were established. Most significantly we have added a new Self-Published Work Award. We have also divided the Drinks Writing category that we launched last year into two categories: the Drinks Writing Award will remain the place for journalism in relation to drinks and the new Drinks Book Award will be for books. 

 

If you are unsure about which category you should enter or have any questions about the awards process please contact the Awards Coordinator at awards@gfw.co.uk.

 

Please read the information below about the various awards categories and then complete one entry form for each entry here.

There are 15 main awards categories:

The winners of each Award will be announced online on Wednesday 23 June 2021.

Food Podcast or Broadcast Award (sponsored by The FoodTalk Show)

This award has been given for many years in recognition of excellence in a television or radio broadcast and in 2019 was extended to include video and podcasts. The entry may be a complete programme, series, or one part of a single programme.

 

Where a series is nominated, the whole series will be supplied, and please highlight one episode that the judging panel must view or listen to in the first instance.

 

To qualify for the 2021 awards your entry must have been broadcast or released between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 ideally in the UK first.

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The FoodTalk Show

The FoodTalk Radio Show was recently awarded the Lux Life Food Radio Broadcaster of the Year 2020. Founded by Sue Nelson, entrepreneur and investor and author of Foodtech UK, food and drink experts from around the country are invited as guests to discuss all things food and drink.

Guests have included Sheila Dillon, Asma Kahn, Sam Clark, William Chase, Monika Linton, Pippa Murray, Sian Sutherland, Willie Harcourt-Cooze and so on.

The podcasts are available on the FoodTalk.co.uk website and on  iTunes, Spotify, PodBean, Stitcher, PlayerFM, TuneIn and our syndicated radio stations each week. For enquiries about free syndication or featuring on the show, please contact hello@foodtalk.co.uk.

For more information, visit foodtalk.co.uk.

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Food Writing Award (sponsored by Kamado Joe)

This award is given for the best food-related articles published in newspapers, magazines or online, including work with a focus on travel (but not restaurant reviews). The work may contain recipes, but recipes should not form the bulk of the text. Material may be nominated only if the author has been commissioned and paid for the work and it is not self-published. 

 

The award is judged on the basis of five pieces of work which should be supplied in PDF or JPEG format or as links to an online source (please note that the latter should be free to access and not require a subscription).

 

To qualify for entry into the 2021 awards all of the work entered must have been published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 ideally in the UK first.

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Kamado Joe

Kamado Joe's red ceramic grills is an ever-expanding range of the world's best grills, tools and accessories. Building on the success of their classic kamado, they have developed new sizes and advances that have inspired both grillers and competition within the ceramic grill market.

 

Kamado Joe sparked a revolution with the kamado category's first-ever slide-out ash drawer, the game changing 'divide and conquer' flexible cooking system, they pioneered a truly airtight grilling chamber with a fiberglass gasket and stainless steel latch, complete with a breakthrough piston-assisted articulating dome hinge.

 

‘We're really excited to be sponsoring this year’s Guild of Food Writers Awards; such an incredible event which recognises the hard work and dedication from the brilliant food writers in our industry,’ says Ben from Kamado Joe.

 

For more information, visit kamadojoe.co.uk; on Twitter: @KamadoJoeUK; on Instagram: kamadojoeuk.

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Recipe Writing Award (sponsored by Gold Top)

This award goes to the writer of the best recipe-led work published in a magazine, newspaper or newspaper supplement or online. It may also include recipes that promote food brands such as leaflets, packaging and online work. Material may be nominated only if the author has been commissioned and paid for the work and it is not self-published.

 

The award is judged on the basis of five pieces of work which should be supplied in PDF or JPEG format or as links to an online source (please note that the latter should be free to access and not require a subscription).

 

To qualify for entry into the 2021 awards all of the recipes entered must have been published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 ideally in the UK first.

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Gold Top

“Gold Top with Cream at the Top

The Gold Top selection stands for premium quality and superior taste, it is this quality, alongside our high-end service, which makes us stand out from our competitors.

Established in 1954, QMP was set up in association with milk producers throughout the country to market and promote their new brand, Gold Top.

The original Gold Top Milk is made the traditional Guernsey and Jersey way with the cream on the top, and tastes delicious, the luxurious Gold Top Smooth is a variation whereby the indulgent cream is blended evenly throughout the entire bottle. The Gold Top family includes, butter, cream, ice cream amongst others.

 

In partnership with the licence holder QMP are looking to announce the release of a new Gold Top yogurt range to be in the supermarkets this year.

 

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Restaurant Writing Award (sponsored by Seven Crofts)

The best restaurant writers present their opinions in a readable, reliable and responsible way. Given the difficulties presented by the COVID pandemic the Guild understands that the opportunity to write ‘traditional’ restaurant reviews has been limited in 2020. Therefore, for the 2021 awards we ask for three pieces of work to be entered which may be from the same or different publications and may have appeared online, in print or both.

 

These should be restaurant focused but may include opinion pieces on the hospitality industry, interviews with chefs or reviews on alternative services offered by restaurants (eg meal boxes) to address the business challenges of the pandemic. Restaurant-focused work may be nominated only if the author has been commissioned and paid for the work and it is not self-published.

 

The award is judged on the basis of three pieces of work which should be supplied in PDF or JPEG format or as links to an online source (please note that the latter should be free to access and not require a subscription).

 

To qualify for entry into the 2021 awards all of the work entered must have been published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 ideally in the UK first.

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Seven Crofts

“Founded by Helen Chalmers and Robert Hicks, The Highland Liquor Co. is based in Ullapool on Scotland’s West Highland coast. It’s currently the UK’s most northwesterly distillery. Their award-winning premium gin, Seven Crofts took over 18 months of development and 96 different recipes before the perfect balance of forest fruit, spicy hints of coriander and pink peppercorns was reached.

The gin is named after the original seven private dwellings that founded Ullapool in 1791. Those dwellers sought to generate growth by establishing unique crafts and exporting them. Following in their footsteps, Robert and Helen have been inspired to create exceptional handmade spirits.

Launched in 2019, Seven Crofts is a classic London dry gin that is already revered by bartenders across the world. You can find Seven Crofts at Atlas bar in Singapore, Ruby in Copenhagen, FAM bar in London, Nauticus in Edinburgh, stores like Harvey Nichols and many others besides. It’s also available online at highlandliquorcompany.com.”

You can find out more about Seven Crofts at highlandliquorcompany.com; on Twitter: @HLCUllapool; on Facebook: @highlandliquorcompany; on Instagram: @highlandliquorcompany. Suggested hashtags: #sevencroftsgin #highlandliquorcompany

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Drinks Writing Award (sponsored by Luscombe Drinks)

This award is given to the best writer of drink-related work published in newspapers, magazines or online. The work may cover both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including wine, beer, spirits, tea and coffee. Material may be nominated only if the author has been commissioned and paid for the work and it is not self-published. 

 

The award is judged on the basis of five pieces of work which should be supplied in PDF or JPEG format or as links to an online source (please note that the latter should be free to access and not require a subscription).

 

To qualify for entry into the 2021 awards all of the work entered must have been published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 ideally in the UK first.

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Luscombe Drinks

Luscombe Drinks has been producing beautifully crafted drinks on a farm in Devon since 1975.  Founder, Gabriel David, has become renowned for his pursuit of perfection and no compromise approach to create an elegant and multi award-winning range of soft drinks that use the very finest organic ingredients.  

 

Luscombe Drinks are based in a valley of Dartmoor, South Devon. Unlike most soft drinks producers, all of the 28 products in the range are made by the Luscombe team onsite, blending the finest organic fruits sourced from the very finest producers in the world, including ginger from Peru and raspberries from Bulgaria and its own source of Dartmoor spring water. 

 

The Luscombe Drinks range includes organic fruit juices, crushes, bubblies, sparkling waters, tonic waters and mixers plus a traditional organic Devon cider.  Between these products, the Luscombe Drinks range has won 78 Great Taste Awards, alongside many others.

 

For more information, visit luscombe.co.uk; on Twitter: @luscombedrinks; on Facebook: facebook.com/LuscombeDrinks/; on Instagram: luscombedrinks

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Investigative Food Work Award (sponsored by Farrington’s Mellow Yellow)

This award, given in memory of the Guild’s first president, Derek Cooper, honours food writing that is persuasive and opens readers’ eyes to what is happening in the food world, often behind the scenes.  Entries may include, for instance, work informing the public about agricultural and manufacturing processes, or campaigning to raise standards in the food supply chain. It is open to work in broadcasting as well as print and online, and to works by single authors or by organisations.

 

To qualify for entry into the 2021 awards the work entered must have been published or broadcast between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 ideally in the UK first.

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Farrington’s Mellow Yellow

Farrington’s Mellow Yellow were the UK’s first seed-to-bottle producer of cold pressed rapeseed oil. Founded by fourth generation farmer Duncan Farrington in 2005, they grow, press and bottle their rapeseed oil to sustainable LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) Marque standards on their farm in Northamptonshire and now produce a range of infused oils and salad dressings as well. The environment is at the heart of everything they do; in 2020, Farrington’s Mellow Yellow became the world’s first food brand to be certified as both carbon & plastic neutral and in 2021, they were honoured to receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development for their industry leading approach to the environment.

 

For more information, visit farrington-oils.co.uk; on Twitter: @rapeseedoilfans; on Facebook: facebook.com/FarringtonsMellowYellow; on Instagram: MellowYellowKitchen. 

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Food Magazine or Section Award (sponsored by Lakeland)

This award is given to the editorial team responsible for magazines and periodicals that take food as their main subject or food sections comprising a collection of articles within a larger publication. Online nominations should have clearly-defined issues or food sections which are emailed or made available to subscribers as a collection of content published together on the same date. The award is judged on the basis of between two and four issues or editions of the magazine or section.

 

Where possible please supply these in a digital format such as a PDF or a link on issuu.com (or similar platform).

 

To qualify for entry into the 2021 awards the magazines and periodicals must have been published in the UK between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020.

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Lakeland

Lakeland, the experts in cooking, baking, cleaning and laundry was founded over 50 years ago in the heart of the Lake District and from humble beginnings, this family-owned business is now multi-national as well as multi-channel.

 

Lakeland’s buyers are constantly searching the world for ground-breaking innovations and ideas to add to their carefully curated range of can’t-live without products, always working closely with their customers to ensure they have everything they need to create delicious, healthy meals at home as well as inspiring them with handy time-saving ideas that make life just that little bit easier.

 

No matter how you shop, Lakeland’s friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to offer expert advice and ideas and of course all of their products are backed by Lakeland’s unrivalled 3 year guarantee!”

 

For more information, visit lakeland.co.uk; on Twitter: @LakelandUK; on Facebook: facebook.com/lakelanduk; on Instagram: @lakelanduk; on Pinterest: lakelanduk; on YouTube: LakelandTV.

 
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Online Food Writing Award (sponsored by Satellite PR)

Formerly the Food Blog and Social Media Award, this award recognises the skill and dedication required to create and maintain an online presence dedicated to food. This includes blogs and social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. 

 

Blogs are eligible if they are written by up to two individuals who may or may not write professionally. If there are more than two contributors to the blog the individual authors may instead be eligible for the Food Writing, Recipe Writing or Restaurant Writing category (providing the work has been commissioned and paid for, ie not in kind).

 

The material may be text- or recipe-led and will be judged on the quality of the writing over a 12 month period (January 2020 to December 2020). As well as the overall blog/instagram/facebook page the nominator should also provide specific links to 5 individual posts for closer consideration. 

 

To qualify for entry in the 2021 awards the posts entered (and related social media) must have been published in the English language between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020.

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Satellite PR

At Satellite PR, we believe in a world without boundaries, which makes us super creative but not necessarily the best chefs! We’re always hungry for inspired writing and we know that the greatest ideas can be triggered by the tiniest mouthful. That’s why we’re continuing to sponsor the Guild of Food Writers after 4 years, because we love writing and we love food and any way we can get our sticky hands on either (or both) is fine by us!

 

If you’d like to find out more about Satellite PR, visit our website or better still give me a call: Pauline Kent (head cook and bottle washer) 07809 195871.

 

You can find out more about Satellite PR at satellitepr.com; on Facebook: facebook.com/SatellitePR/; on Twitter: @Satellite_PR; on Instagram: satellitepr__.

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Self-Published Work Award (sponsored by The Cherry Tree)

A self-published work consists of printed material that is available to the public for purchase. It may take the form of a book, a leaflet, a ‘zine. It must relate directly to the topic of food and may include photographs, illustrations, or consist solely of written material. This is not a ‘debut book’ award and entries will be accepted by total newcomers, as well as established authors. 

 

To qualify for entry into the 2021 awards all of the work entered must have been published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 ideally in the UK first. The work should also be readily available to buy in the UK. Entries must be entirely self-published (ie the author has undertaken all of the publishing decisions and funded the project independently). Entries must not have been published through an imprint of an established publisher although authors who have used the services of self-publishing companies such as Matador or Unbound would be eligible to enter this category.
 
Please note that if you enter a book into this category, you may also enter the book into the General Cookbook; Specialist or Single Subject Cookbook; International or Regional Cookbook; Food Book; Drinks Book; or First Book categories.

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The Cherry Tree

The Cherry Tree was founded in 1997 by Gavin, Sarah and Mark out of a shared love of preserves, high-quality ingredients and regional food traditions. And they have been producing the finest sweet & savoury preserves ever since.

 

Today they are the UK’s No.1 Most Awarded preserves producer, with 190 Great Taste and Taste of The West awards to date, as well as being a fine foods producer with over 100 foods in 12 categories, including cheese, pate, dressings and gifting. All their award-winning preserves are hand-cooked in small batches, using only the finest ingredients and following traditional recipes and methods – never cutting corners, with every batch sampled by the company owners.

 

 

For more information, visit cherrytreepreserves.co.uk; on Instagram: cherrytreepreserves; on Facebook: facebook.com/cherrytreepreserves/; on Twitter: @ctpreserves. 

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First Book Award (sponsored by Peter’s Yard)

This award is given to a writer of any age, provided that the entry is his or her first cookery book, food book or drinks book.

 

To qualify for entry into the 2021 awards your book must have been published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 ideally in the UK first.

 

Please note that if you enter a book into this category, you may also enter the book into the General Cookbook; Specialist or Single Subject Cookbook; International or Regional Cookbook; Food Book; Drinks Book; or Self-Published Work categories.

 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept entries from anyone who has co-authored a food or drink themed book in the past even if this is their first solo publication. However, ‘ghost writers’ who have written books on behalf of other people (eg chefs, celebrities etc) are eligible so long as they are not listed as the co-author on the cover of those previous publications.

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Peter’s Yard

Peter’s Yard combine Swedish tradition with British craft and natural, quality ingredients to create their hand-baked sourdough products. From crispbreads and crackers to flatbreads and sourdough bites, each batch begins with a 45-year-old sourdough starter, slowly fermented for 16 hours. Crafted without shortcuts or artificial ingredients for award-winning flavour and crunch.

 

Their products are available at Waitrose, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Amazon, Booths, Whole Foods Market and in over 2000 independent shops. They have been recognised with over 40 awards, including 3 stars for their Fig & Spelt Sourdough Crackers at the 2020 Great Taste Awards. 

 

For more information, visit petersyard.com; on Instagram: petersyard; on Facebook: facebook.com/PetersYard/; on Twitter: @PetersYard; on Pinterest: petersyard.

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Drinks Book Award (sponsored by KitchenAid)

Books entered in this category should focus on beverages rather than food. The work may cover both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including wine, beer, spirits, tea and coffee. 

 

All books entered must be first editions and not second or subsequent editions, unless they have been substantially revised.

 

To qualify for entry into the 2021 awards your book must have been published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 ideally in the UK first.

 

Please note that if you enter a book into this category it will not be eligible for any other category unless:

  • it is your first cookery or food or drink book, when it will also be eligible for entry in the First Book Award category; or
  • it is self published, when it will also be eligible for entry in the Self-Published Work Award category.
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KitchenAid

For more than 100 years, we've been Made for Makers. Since the beginning, KitchenAid has designed tools with the Maker in mind – all crafted to open a door to new possibilities and help every Maker get the most out of making.

 

In 1908, Ohio-based engineer Herbert Johnston developed a stand mixer to help alleviate the backbreaking work of bread making. By 1919 the very first household mixer, boasting the unique planetary action and famous curves, was ready for market. During a product test, the wife of an employee exclaimed ‘I don’t care what you call it, it’s the best kitchen aid I’ve ever had!’ And the rest, as they say, is history …

 

In 1937, Egmont Arens, editor of Creative Arts magazine and Vanity Fair fused iconic design with outstanding engineering and durability to create the new tilt-head K-Model.

 

At launch, the mixer was only available in white but in 1955 Sunny Yellow, Island Green, Petal Pink, and Satin Chrome were introduced. KitchenAid continue to build on their colour leadership and offer the widest range of colours on the market.

 

The latest introduction is an industry first – the new KitchenAid Cordless Collection including a Hand Blender, 5-Cup Chopper and 7-Speed Hand Mixer. The range gives adventurous makers all the power they expect and the freedom to create anywhere, with clutter-free countertops, no tangled cords and without electrical sockets curbing their creative spirits. One charger works with all of the appliances.

 

For more information, visit kitchenaid.co.uk; on Instagram: kitchenaid_uk; on Facebook: facebook.com/KitchenAidUK/; on YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCEhicLM20kjVdHesAUWviWw.

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Food Book Award (sponsored by Westmorland)

This may be a biography, a historical study, or a study of the gastronomy or food culture of one or more cities, countries or regions; it could be a guidebook, encyclopaedia or compendium, even a technical handbook. Recipes, if they form part of the work, should serve to illuminate the text, rather than lead it. As a general rule we expect a food book to contain fewer than 20 recipes with the majority of the book being text.

 

All books entered must be first editions and not second or subsequent editions, unless they have been substantially revised.

 

To qualify for entry into the 2021 awards your book must have been published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 ideally in the UK first.

 

Please note that if you enter a book into this category it will not be eligible for any other category unless:

  • it is your first cookery or food or drink book, when it will also be eligible for entry in the First Book Award category; or
  • it is self published, when it will also be eligible for entry in the Self-Published Work Award category.
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Westmorland
Tebay Services, Gloucester Services & Cairn Lodge Services

If we feel different, it’s because we are. We are a family business, whose original motorway service area grew out of our farm in Cumbria when the M6 was built through our land. Everything we do reflects those beginnings. In our Kitchens we make our own food, honest and nourishing. In our Farmshops, we work tirelessly to find small, exceptional producers, always starting locally. Above all, we hope that when you pass through, you feel you have arrived somewhere not anywhere; that you catch a glimpse of the place we are so proud to be part of – our environment, our produce and all the people we are lucky enough to work with.

 

You can find out more about us at westmorlandfamily.com.

Tebay Services at tebayservices.com; on Facebook facebook.com/TebayServices; on Instagram tebayservices; on Twitter @tebayservices

Gloucester Services at gloucesterservices.com; on Facebook facebook.com/gloucesterservices; on Instagram gloucesterservices; on Twitter @glouc_services.

Cairn Lodge Services at cairnlodgeservices.com; on Facebook facebook.com/cairnlodgeservices; on Instagram cairnlodgeservices; on Twitter @cairn_lodge.

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International or Regional Cookbook Award (sponsored by Belazu)

This award covers international or regional cuisines, including British food, and encompasses those with a travel element. Recipes and, if appropriate, the practicalities of cooking should be the main focus. The golden rule will always be to look for a book which is excellent of its type and which you can’t wait to cook from.

 

All books entered must be first editions and not second or subsequent editions, unless they have been substantially revised.

 

To qualify for entry into the 2021 awards your book must have been published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 ideally in the UK first.

 

Please note that if you enter a book into this category it will not be eligible for any other category unless:

  • it is your first cookery or food or drink book, when it will also be eligible for entry in the First Book Award category; or
  • it is self published, when it will also be eligible for entry in the Self-Published Work Award category.
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Belazu

Belazu is a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern ingredient manufacturer that has supplied to top restaurants and home cooks since 1991.

 

From its origins as a specialist olive supplier to high-end restaurants and, as one of the founding fathers of the 90s Mediterranean food revolution, the business has expanded to manufacture and supply a broad range of ingredients to virtually every sector of the food industry.

 

The company is obsessive about the quality of its products and source ingredients at their best, as nature intended. Each recipe is made from only key, premium ingredients that are all grown seasonally, under the sun with no compromise. This focus on quality is integral to the company’s wider approach to environmental, sustainable and social activities.

 

For recipe inspiration head to Belazu.com but, their top tip is simply to get creative.  

 

You can find out more about Belazu at belazu.com; on Facebook: facebook.com/BelazuIngredientCo; on Twitter: @Belazu_Co; on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company//belazu-ingredient-co/; on Instagram: belazu_co.

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Specialist or Single Subject Cookbook Award (sponsored by Watson and Walpole)

This award covers books with focus on a particular technique, ingredient, food group or single subject, for example fermenting or fish. Recipes and, if appropriate, the practicalities of cooking should be the main focus.

 

All books entered must be first editions and not second or subsequent editions, unless they have been substantially revised.

 

To qualify for entry into the 2021 awards your book must have been published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 ideally in the UK first.

 

Please note that if you enter a book into this category it will not be eligible for any other category unless:

  • it is your first cookery or food or drink book, when it will also be eligible for entry in the First Book Award category; or
  • it is self published, when it will also be eligible for entry in the Self-Published Work Award category.
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Watson and Walpole

Ruth and David Watson, with partner and head chef, Rob Walpole, are the proprietors of Watson and Walpole situated in Framlingham, a delightful Suffolk market town. We describe ourselves as a neighbourhood restaurant because our aim is to offer thoughtful service and authentic Italian food to our local market. So far, so good.
 
You can find out more about Watson and Walpole at watsonandwalpole.com; on Instagram: watsonandwalpole.

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General Cookbook Award (sponsored by Thermapen®)

Books entered in this category should focus on recipes and the practicalities of cooking, but they can be based on any cuisine, historical period or diet. There is a separate category for International or Regional cookbooks, and Specialist and Single Subject cookbooks.

 

All books entered must be first editions and not second or subsequent editions, unless they have been substantially revised.

 

To qualify for entry into the 2021 awards your book must have been published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 ideally in the UK first.

 

Please note that if you enter a book into this category it will not be eligible for any other category unless:

  • it is your first cookery or food or drink book, when it will also be eligible for entry in the First Book Award category; or
  • it is self published, when it will also be eligible for entry in the Self-Published Work Award category.
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Thermapen®

“Cooking Perfection Every Time

A favourite kitchen essential of many celebrity chefs and professional cooks, the Thermapen® thermometer is made in Britain by ETI Ltd, the UK’s leader in the manufacture and design of electronic thermometers and temperature probes. In 2018 the business was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for innovation, their fourth Queen’s Award since winning its first in 2012.
 
The Thermapen gives an accurate temperature reading in just three seconds, achieving cooking perfection every time. Stylish, easy to use and available in a range of vibrant colours, the Thermapen is a must-have for every kitchen, whether you want to enjoy meat that is both succulent and cooked safely at home, produce a batch of jam, temper chocolate or cook up a feast on the BBQ.
 
Cooking times are often variable and imprecise, resulting in uncertainty and overcooking. Thermapen believes using temperature as a guide enables anyone to make delicious food with confidence. A quick temperature check eliminates stress and guesswork, and with a Thermapen you can be sure to get an unparalleled accurate result every time.”


You can find out more about Thermapen at thermapen.co.uk; on Twitter: @thermapen_; on Facebook: Thermapen Thermometer; on Instagram: Thermapen.

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Who is eligible for entry?

We are now inviting entries for the Guild Awards 2021. You do not need to be a member of the Guild of Food Writers to enter. However, the work you are entering: must have been published or broadcast or released, in the English language, in the UK, in the calendar year 2020; should ideally have been published in the UK before publication in any other country; must, if published online, be from a site based principally in the UK; must be a work of non-fiction. Any work that does not meet all these requirements cannot be considered. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 23 June 2021.

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How do I enter?

The closing date for completing entry forms is Thursday 18 February 2021 and all materials have to be with the judges by Thursday 18 March 2021.

 

You may nominate work in as many categories as you wish, but you must complete a separate online entry form for each nomination. 

 

Please note that if you enter a book in one of the book categories it will not be eligible for any other category unless:

  • it is your first cookery or food or drink book, when it will also be eligible for entry in the First Book Award category; or
  • it is self published, when it will also be eligible for entry in the Self-Published Work Award category.

You may nominate your own or someone else’s work. In either case, you are responsible for deciding in which category or categories it is to be entered, but lead judges may at their discretion reallocate works to a different category. In this event, the nominator will be required to supply copies of the work to the new judges.

 

If you are uncertain as to which category work should be entered, please contact the Awards Co-ordinators for advice (awards@gfw.co.uk).

You are also responsible for ensuring that a total of five complete copies of the material being entered are delivered to each of the five judges for that category.

 

The names and addresses or email addresses of the judges for the relevant award will be sent to you upon receipt of the application form.

 

All Awards communications and nominated work must be clearly marked with the relevant category and nominator’s details.

 

Whoever completes the entry form is responsible for making sure that copies of the work(s) are despatched in good time for judges to receive them, regardless of who is despatching them. The Guild regrets that if entries arrive late, the work cannot be considered for the awards.

 

With the exception of books, judges we encourage all entries to be submitted as digital files (eg PDF or JPEG) or as online links. For the book categories physical copies of the publication may be sent to the judges.

 

The Guild Awards celebrate the UK's best food writing. Where entries are a collaborative effort, the Guild asks that those nominating the work, be they authors or publishers, acknowledge this on the application form.

 

Please complete one entry form for each entry here.

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How are the awards judged?

For each award category, the Committee of the Guild of Food Writers appoints a lead judge. The remaining four judges are selected at random from the Guild membership. No judges may have any of their own work entered in the category they are judging. The recipient of each award is (are) the writer(s) or presenter(s) of, or in the case of the Magazine or Section Award, the editorial team behind, the winning work. No discussion or correspondence, outside the meetings of the judges, will be entered into. The judges’ decisions are final.

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How will I know who has won?

The shortlisted writers or broadcasters will normally be notified by telephone or email as soon as possible after judging has finished, usually during May. Anyone who does not give either a telephone number or an email address will be notified by post. The shortlist will also be published on the Guild’s website. The winners of each prize will be announced on Wednesday 23 June 2021.

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Is there a prize?

The winning entry in each category will receive a trophy.

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