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11th September 2015

One week to enter Beer Writers Awards

If you haven’t yet entered this year’s Guild of Beer Writers Awards, you still have one week left to submit your work.  Entries close on Friday, 18 September.

Winners and runners up in this year’s awards will share a prize fund of £11,500. Entries are welcomed to any of the competition’s nine categories, including the new There’s A Beer For That Beer Broadcast Award, introduced this year. All winners, and the overall Beer Writer of the Year 2015, will be announced at an Awards dinner in London on Thursday 3 December.

The competition is open to writers, broadcasters, photographers, poets, illustrators, designers, webmasters and bloggers whose work has furthered the Guild’s mission “to extend public knowledge and appreciation of beer and pubs”. You do NOT have to be a member of the Guild of Beer Writers to enter and we welcome nominations by third parties – so if you have been impressed by a press article, book or blog about beer, please think about entering it. Work can be submitted electronically or via hard copy – but must be received by Friday 18th.


Judging this year’s awards are: Sarah Bridge, leisure correspondent at the Mail on Sunday; Sheila Dillon, presenter of BBC’sThe Food Programme; Toby Heasman, head brewer at Hall & Woodhouse; Nick Hewer, Countdown presenter and lately of The Apprentice and Larry Nelson, publisher of Brewers’ Guardian. Robert Humphreys MBE, a long-serving Guild committee member, chairs the panel.


This year’s categories are:

  • Molson Coors Award for Best Beer Writer – National Media. Prize of £1,000 for winner and £500 for runner-up
  • Adnams Award for Best Beer Writer –  Regional Media.  Prize £1,000 and £500
  • Fuller’s 1845 Award for Best Beer Writer –  Trade Media. Prize £1,000 and £500
  • Caledonian Brewery Award for Best Beer Communicator – Online. Prize £1,000 and £500
  • Shepherd Neame Classic Collection Award for Best Beer and Food Writer. Prize £1,000 and £500
  • Badger Ales Award for Best Young Beer Writer – Prize £1,000 and £500
  • There’s A Beer For That Beer Broadcast Award – Prize £1,000
  • Guild Award for Best Beer and Travel Writer. Prize £1,000 and £500
  • Guild Award for Best Beer Writer – Corporate Communications. Prize trophy to the winner

Full details of how to enter the Awards, including a list of the categories, criteria and downloadable entry and nomination forms, can be found on the British Guild of Beer Writers website