Wine writers are invited to enter the 3rd Annual South African Wine Writers Award.
From the Press Release: “The award willbe presented by the Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourist Association (FWVTA) at theFranschhoek Literary Festival in May this year. This award wasinitiated in 2009 as an acknowledgement to the art of wine writing in SouthAfrica. The R25 000 cash prize, and a custom-made artwork, was won last year byTim James, and by Joanne Gibson in 2009. This year, thewine writing community of South Africa is again invited to submit onewine-related article per journalist, written and published during 2010, whichwill be anonymously judged by a panel of local and international independentjudges. The judges for this year are South African author and journalist MartieRetief-Meiring, author and US Wine critic Jay McInerney and France-based AndrewJefford, who was International Wine Columnist of the Year at the Louis RoedererAwards 2010. The purposefor the award is to celebrate the art of wine writing, and the articles will beevaluated on both technical accuracy and literary quality. The closingdate for submission is 31 March 2011. Articles should be submitted in theoriginal language of publication. If necessary, they will be translated intoEnglish by translators from the University of Stellenbosch. The articleswill be forwarded anonymously to the panel of judges in an electronic PDFformat. After all three judges have agreed on a winner, he or she will beannounced at the Franschhoek Literary Festival on 14 May. The judges’ decisionis final. Entries needto be submitted in MSWord format to by 31 March 2011. Please ensure that the following are supplied:author, publication, date of publication, article title and author contactdetails. About theSouth African Wine Writers Award Established in2009, the South African Wine Writers Award celebrates the literary art of winewriting in South Africa. It is presented annually by the Franschhoek WineValley Tourism Association, in association with the Franschhoek LiteraryFestival. About theFranschhoek Literary Festival The FLF hasgained an international reputation as a respected celebration of books andwriters, with the focus on promoting South African writing and reading, andwell supported by the local community. The aims of the Franschhoek LiteraryFestival are to appreciate and encourage writers and writing at informal eventsin a village setting, to foster a vibrant culture of reading that will excite childrenabout reading and writing, and to raise funds for community and schoollibraries in the Franschhoek valley so that appropriate books are available toall.”