Deadline nearing for Alan Lodge Award

12th April, 2019 by admin

Talented journalists, bloggers and authors under the age of 35 have just three more days to enter an international drinks writing competition.

The deadline is nearing for the Alan Lodge Young International Drinks Writer of the Year Award

The deadline to enter the Alan Lodge Young International Drinks Writer of the Year Award is Monday 15 April.

Launched in memory of Alan Lodge, the late deputy editor of The Spirits Business, the award seeks to recognise excellence among writers under the age of 35 who cover the wine, beer, spirits and cocktail sectors.

Candidates are asked to submit three pieces of work published online or in print between 1 January and 31 December 2018. The winner will be announced during The Drinks Business Awards, set to take place at the London Wine Fair this May.

Previous recipients of the award include Hamish Smith, Laura Foster, Amy Hopkins, Tyler Wetherall and Margarett Waterbury. Last year, New York-based writer Dan Q Dao was named Alan Lodge Young International Drinks Writer of the Year 2018.

Hopkins, who is editor of The Spirits Business, said: “The Alan Lodge Young International Drinks Writer of the Year Award has two primary aims: to honour the memory of a much loved and missed drinks journalist, and to showcase new writing talent from around the world.

“The award is an incredible validation for young journalists and is a great boost to their credentials. I’d encourage anyone who is proud of something they’ve written to enter.”

To enter, email nuria@unionpress.co.uk. Please send entries as URLs, PDFs or Word documents and also provide a few sentences outlining your professional background and writing interests.

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