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 that was published between 11/30/2020 and 11/30/2022.
  • Administrative fee per entry is $20/member and $25/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 November 30, 2022 and December 21, 2022.

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.