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Bert Greene Awards: Categories

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Culinary writing that has been published online, in a newspaper, newsletter, or magazine Jan.1-Dec. 31 of the current calendar year.  Submission deadline: December 31, 2013.

Please read the category descriptions carefully. Candidates may submit works that appeared in any media (print or digital) that were originally posted or published between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2013. Submitting any entry to more than one category will result in disqualification – no exceptions. If you are unsure of what category to submit, please contact shani@iacp.com.

Narrative Culinary Writing with or without Recipes

The entries are judged on mastery of language, depth of thought and research, clarity and coherence of ideas, resonance with the reader, originality, and focus. When recipes are included, they should add an extra dimension, helping the reader to conceptualize distinctive aspects of the topic under discussion, such as unique ingredients and/or cooking techniques. Maximum submission length: 4,000 words (not including recipes)

Culinary Writing about Beverages

The entries are judged on mastery of language, depth of thought and research, clarity and coherence of ideas, resonance with the reader, originality, and focus. Maximum submission length: 4,000 words (not including recipes)

Instructional Culinary Writing with Recipes

This award recognizes the communication of technical expertise around food preparation, specifically through the development of professional-quality recipes. The entries are judged on the clarity and precision of the recipes: how well they communicate the craft of cooking through instruction on various components such as ingredients, techniques, timing, and measurement, as well as food science and safety. Maximum submission length: 5,000 words (not including recipes)  

Culinary Travel Writing

A culinary-related story, with or without recipes, which documents a sentimental experience, based on a physical, intellectual, or emotional journey. Entries are judged on mastery of language, depth of thought and research, clarity and coherence of ideas, resonance with the reader, originality, and focus. Maximum submission length: 4,000 words (not including recipes)

Personal Essays/ Memoir Writing

An article of a personal nature that either makes an argument on one side of a subject or shows a development of thought or perspective that the author ties with a culinary subject or issue. Entries will be judged on a demonstrated mastery of language, clarity of thought, persuasive explanatory writing, ability to engage the reader on an emotional level and original focus on the subject at hand. Maximum submission length: 4,000 words.

Culinary-based Column

This award seeks to recognize author(s) who write on a focused subject, in a designated “column” or structured format. Entries will be judged on mastery of language, clarity of thought, explanatory writing and ability to engage and maintain a consistent tone and relationship with the reader. Entrants must submit a minimum of three submitted articles; may have more than one contributing author, blogs with specific content focus may apply.

Publication of the Year

A food-focused publication that is published in print or electronic format in a periodic fashion (such as monthly, quarterly, etc.) that demonstrates outstanding writing, clear design and photography and overall provides readers with a stimulating, engaging experience. Judges will focus primarily on writing and recipe development, followed by concept, design and imagery. Entrants must submit a minimum of three issues from a single calendar year. (Please note: magazine “format” blogs are not eligible; they should be submitted to the Digital Media Awards)

Culinary Writing That Makes a Difference

A culinary-related story that reflects the ideals of “food writing that makes a difference."  IACP recognizes that the culinary world in general and food policy in particular have profound cultural and political impacts and that in-depth examination of relevant issues can have far-reaching results on diverse areas such as health and wellness, nutrition, ethics, the environment, and the economy. This category recognizes outstanding culinary writing from a local, regional, or global perspective that may challenge traditional wisdom and potentially highlight the resolution of issues with a view toward establishing new directions. Entries are judged on topicality, scope, depth of research and thought, clarity and coherence, mastery of language, and resonance with the reader. Maximum submission length: 4,000 words (not including recipes)

 

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