The search is on for the best writing about beer and pubs, as the British Guild of Beer Writers opens its annual awards, offering a total prize fund of £11,000 to the winning journalists, broadcasters, bloggers and other communicators.

The awards are not just open to professional writers but to the many CAMRA members who write and contribute to CAMRA newsletters and websites.

Guild of Beer Writers secretary Ros Shiel said, “We are excited about embarking once again on our annual awards, which not only reward those who excel in their field, but also help to raise the public profile of beer and pubs.

“As the UK’s beer and pubs sector develops, so too do our awards. We are delighted to be introducing a new award this year in conjunction with Britain’s Beer Alliance, which recognises the vital role that pubs play at the heart of our communities. We look forward to receiving entries to this category that celebrate all that is great about the British pub.”

Award categories include best citizen communicator, online and travel writing.

Entries are invited between now and 7 September and will be judged on how well they further the Guild’s mission “to extend public knowledge and appreciation of beer and pubs”.

Full details of all nine categories in the Awards, and advice on how to submit entries, can be found on the Guild’s website. Entries must be received by the closing date of Friday 7 September and must have been published between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.

The current beer writer of the year and BEER contributor Adrian Tierney-Jones (pictured above) was a regular contributor to CAMRA newsletters at the start of his beer writing career.

Guild Awards open for entries

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