Sussex brewer Harvey’s has become the latest sponsor of a Guild Award, supporting the Citizen Communicator category. Now renamed as the Harvey’s Tom Paine Award for Best Beer Citizen Communicator, the award honours Tom Paine, a citizen communicator and author of The Rights of Man, who was an excise officer in Harvey’s home town of Lewes in the 18th century.
Harvey’s is the first sponsor of the Citizen Communicator Award, which was launched several years ago to give amateur writers a platform away from those who are paid to write about beer or pubs. It is open only to writers who received no payment for their writing about beer or pubs in the past year, and covers work in print, online or broadcasts. Anyone who writes for the love of beer alone – this category is for you!
With this welcome support from Harvey’s, the Guild Awards are looking in good shape in this challenging year. Six of our eight awards for beer writing are now sponsored, as well as the Brewer of the Year, sponsored by SIBA, and we are able to offer some prize money to our winners.
The deadline for this year’s awards is Wednesday, 30 September, for more detail on categories, criteria and to enter, visit: https://www.beerguild.co.uk/awards/