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The Guild of Beer Writers Annual Awards is the only competition to recognise and reward writing and broader communication about beer and pubs in the UK. We are proud of our award scheme and take it seriously, with a rigorous judging process, a generous prize fund thanks to our sponsors and an awards presentation and dinner in November that has become one of the industry’s top ‘must attend’ events.

Winning an award is confirmation that your writing has been judged the best in its field this year. Competition for this accolade is tough, but that doesn’t mean a new writer with a fresh voice can’t come in and win big in their first year.

Our 2018 Award winners were announced on 22 November, with Emma Inch named Beer Writer of the Year. You can read all about it on our news page: 

Our 2019 Awards will open in June, with a deadline in September, and will be open to work published between 1 September 2018 and August 2019.  Please check back here for details nearer the time.