At this year’s AGM, the Guild announced the launch of a new grant in partnership with Good Beer Hunting to highlight stories that celebrate diversity and inclusion within beer, pubs and the wider hospitality industry.
Both new and established beer writers are invited to submit their pitch between now and the 1st of August. Three winners will be selected, each of whom will be awarded £350 and will have the opportunity to work closely with the British Guild of Beer Writers Director David Jesudason and the Good Beer Hunting editorial team to edit and illustrate their work. The final piece will appear across both platforms, and they will be invited to participate in an interview on the highly regarded Good Beer Hunting Podcast about their story.
Director David Jesudason said: “This is a huge opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in beer writing and for them to receive professional support and promotion.
“In keeping with the spirit of this grant, we are particularly interested in hearing from those who are not always well-represented within the broader beer landscape, including women, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ people, and disabled people.
“We believe these stories around diversity and inclusion need to be heard and look forward to supporting beer writers with sharing their experiences in order to help educate the beer community at large.”
Winners will additionally be awarded one year of Associate membership to the Guild, including access to training, events, and awards, and will be invited to take part in a Zoom panel discussion for members about their stories. They will also be awarded one year of membership to the Fervent Few, GBH’s subscriber community.
Winners will be announced on 1 September.
To find out more, visit: https://www.goodbeerhunting.