Excellence in Journalism Awards

IFWTWA Excellence in Journalism Awards

The International Food, Wine & Travel Writers AssnTM Excellence in Journalism Award, launched on January 1, 2015, recognizes superior performance by journalists. This is a self-nomination program.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Complete and submit the “Excellence in Journalism Nomination Form
  • Submit a published article or blog post on the subject of food, wine, travel, or any combination thereof
  • Publication date must be within two years of the self-nomination date
  • Administrative fee per entry is $15/member and $20/non-member payable when article is submitted for consideration
  • No limit to the number of entries a Journalist may submit in a given year
  • Losing entries may be resubmitted in subsequent years
  • Nominations must be received between January 1 and November 30

Evaluation Criteria:

Each entry is carefully and objectively evaluated by the IFWTWA Awards Committee using established evaluation criteria. The evaluation includes the following:

  • Technical elements: grammar, spelling, punctuation
  • Originality and creativity in the treatment of a subject
  • Clarity and structure of the composition
  • Accuracy of facts and details

Winners receive:

• Cash prize
• Award announcement in PRESS PASS and across all IFWTWA social media outlets
• Excellence in Journalism Award certificate presented by the President of IFWTWA

The number of awards given in a year is at the discretion of the IFWTWA Awards Committee.