Are you a wine communicator? Don’t miss these opportunities

Sunday, 6. January 2019 - 14:15

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Are you a writer, a graphic designer or another type of communicator? If so, here's your chance to win recognition—and money.

There are two important awards open for entry. 

The Born Digital Wine Awards—closing midnight, 7 January 2019

Communicators from around the globe are welcome to enter and may submit entries in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and German. The categories are:

  1. Best Editorial Content: An opportunity for writers to show what they have to say about any angle of the wine business with high-quality, well-written text.
  2. Best Tourism Content with a Wine Focus: A chance for writers and video producers to show how wine fits into an area’s larger context by exploring the history or cultural aspects of a specific winemaking region.
  3. Wine and Food Content: A new category highlighting content that places wine with its rightful partner through text or video.
  4. Best Interview: A new category where storytellers can share honest, interesting and entertaining interviews dedicated to the art of letting someone else tell their story through text, video or podcasts, a new medium for this edition of the BDWA awards.
  5. Best Visual Storytelling: The most complex category, and a development to the previous installments of this category, entrants for this prize can send up to five related images (including social media, photo and infographics) that tell the story of any aspect of the wine world.

In addition, the special Sustainability Award will be granted to the content, across all categories and mediums, which focuses on the work that individuals or businesses are doing to create a more sustainable industry.

As a final award, content creators, businesses and personalities challenging the status quo in the wine business may also apply to the Innovation Award. This will be awarded to those who “look to disrupt the norm, foster positive change and help propel the wine industry forward”.

The BDWA, sponsored by Vinventions, will be judged by a panel of industry experts, influencers and communicators, including previous winners and the shortlist will be announce in March-April 2019. Winners will receive both financial prizes and special gifts.

To enter, visit the Born Digital Awards website before midnight, 7 January 2019.

The Feiring Line Wine Writing Award—closing 28 January 2019

The Feiring Line Wine Writing Award will be granted to the best, never-before-published, non-fiction piece ranging between 1200 and 2500 words that pins wine in its cultural context.

Sponsored by The Feiring Line online magazine created by wine expert Alice Feiring, the piece can be reported, memoir, opinion or essay, whether about the natural wine world or beyond. The goal of the award is to bring heightened awareness to the notion that wine is an essential aspect of life. Whether it’s sensually hedonistic or philosophically symbolic, wine matters.

The judges includes novelist Amy Bloom, whose latest book is the acclaimed White Houses, Ray Isle, executive wine editor Food & Wine Magazine, Talia Baiocchi, editor-in-chief of PUNCH, Felicity Carter, editor-in-chief of Meininger’s Wine Business International, Christine Muhlke, contributing editor, Bon Appetit and founder of Bureau X, and Adam Sachs, former editor-in-chief of Saveur Magazine.

This award is open to writers at the start of their career.

The winner will receive publication and a US$500.00 cash prize. Runners up will receive mentorships, while all entrants will receive govino glassware.

To enter, visit The Feiring Line before 28 January 2019.