Carol Trewin Young Food Writers Award 2013
Stop Press 10/4/13: Award 2013 finalists
The standard of entries received was very high
so congratulations to our finalists. We look forward to welcoming
them to the Pebblebed Cellar, Topsham for the Food Writers' Workshop
and afterwards for the launch of the Exeter Festival of South West
Food & Drink.
The Carol Trewin Young Food Writers Award
aims to encourage and support a new generation of aspiring young
food writers who are living, working or connected with the West
Country. The organisers, Marc Millon, food and wine writer, and
James Crowden, author and publisher, are delighted to announce
the launch of the 2013 CT Young Food Writers Award.
First Prize: The winning article is published
in the Western Morning News, and the winner receives a £500 cash
prize, provided by the Exeter
Festival of South West Food and Drink.
How to enter, shortlisted winners, and winner:
1. Aspiring young writers under the age of 35
who are residents of or connected with Cornwall, Devon, Somerset,
Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol or Bath are invited
to write and submit 500 words on why food and drink in the West
Country is important or important to them. Email entries to email@example.com by
31st March, 2013.
2. Shortlisted winners receive a copy of The
Devon Food Book,
and are invited to attend a full-day professional Food and Drink
Writing Workshop on 25th April, 2013. They are also given VIP tickets
and press passes for the Exeter Festival of South West Food and
Drink, from Thursday evening for VIP events, and main show 26th
– 28th April, 2013.
3. The shortlisted writers are invited to research and write an
article of 1500 words on a West Country food and/or drink story
of their choice. Deadline 3rd July, 2013.
4. Panel of judges will select the winning article, and award
the First Prize.
Here is an article about Carol and the Award
published in the Western Morning News (1.9MB PDF file)
About Carol Trewin, 1953 – 2009
Carol was multi-talented but above all it was her food writing
that brought her to national attention. She was the author of three
books: Gourmet Cornwall, Cornish Fishing and Seafood and The
Devon Food Book.
Rick Stein: “We were very lucky to have a journalist of Carol’s
calibre covering food and drink in Devon and Cornwall. She had
a real love of everything local but because she was such a good
writer whatever she chose to write about from local fishing and
seafood through to her overriding passion for the Devon and Cornwall
food industry was of great value.”
Endorsements for the Award
“Food journalism is an important part of our culture. There
is no better example of this then Carol Trewin’s work. It is
important that we encourage and nurture future generations of
food writers and this competition does exactly that.”
Michael Caines, two star
Michelin chef, Gidleigh Park and ABode Hotels
"The Carol Trewin Food Writers
Award was a great experience and I would encourage anyone with
an interest in food and writing to apply...The knowledge and
connections gained during the experience helped me to explore
my interests around food writing and to define what I would
like to pursue in my professional future."
Saunders, Carol Trewin Young Food Writers Award winner 2011
"The Carol Trewin Young Food Writers
Award is one of very few awards that encourages intelligent
and investigative food writing. Carol herself was brilliant
at digging deeply into the soil of a story, getting her hands
dirty, pulling out the tenacious roots that truly reflected
the realities of food, farming and life. So it is great that
[her award] is now encouraging and inspiring young people to
do the same. I was so impressed with the quality and depth
of the first year award finalists' finished stories. They too
dug deep, got their hands dirty, and explored their varied
topics with real passion and vigour. I hope that this year's
award will inspire more young food writers to get out and explore,
investigate, taste and write."
Marc Millon, food and wine writer and award co-organiser
Press enquiries: Nell Crowden, firstname.lastname@example.org
or 07892 811 799.
Carol Trewin interviewing Rick Stein