Welcome to the Carol
Trewin Young Food Writers Award 2013
This special award aims to encourage and support a new generation
of aspiring young food writers living, working in or connected
with the West Country, under the age of 35.
The award is in memory of Carol Trewin, the much loved and respected
Food and Farming Editor of The Western Morning News, a BBC presenter,
broadcaster and producer, and the author of three books, including
the acclaimed posthumous publication, ‘The Devon Food Book’. Carol
believed strongly that food should be ‘good, clean and fair’ and
she worked to promote this in her writings and work. She believed
that it was important for young people to know where food comes
from and the realities of the food chain.
The aim of the Carol Trewin Young Food Writers Award is to encourage
and support a new generation of aspiring young food writers who
are living, working or connected with the West Country.
Carol believed passionately that the ability to write well about
food is extremely important because it strengthens the link between
the producers and growers, and the consumers. Good food writing
helps us to connect us all with the nutritious, daily, energy-giving
sustenance that we all depend on to survive. Through magazines,
books, blogs and newspapers, food writing helps people to choose
what to eat - when, how, and why.
“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 MBE, executive chef at 2-star
Michelin Gidleigh Park
The Carol Trewin Young Food Writers Award is
grateful for the support of the Exeter
Festival of South West Food and Drink which is providing a first prize of £500 as well as giving
all shortlistees VIP tickets to this year's Festival. The winning
entry will be published in the Western Morning News.
Are you an aspiring young food writer?
Why do you eat what you do? Who has taught you this? Who or what
influences where you shop for food? Do you know what goes into
your food on the farm or in the factory? Do you know where your
food comes from?
In the West Country we are lucky to have a fabulous and rich abundance
of quality producers and growers. With greater awareness of both
food and our local region comes a new need to celebrate and write
about this! That is where you come in.
Think you’ve got what it takes to be a good food writer? 35 years
or under and up for a challenge?
here to find out more...
"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." Megan Saunders, Carol
Trewin Young Food Writers Award winner 2011
The award is overseen by West Country author
and publisher James Crowden, and food, wine and travel author and
journalist Marc Millon, in association with the Exeter Festival
of South West Food and Drink and The Western Morning News, which
will publish the winning entry. The 2013 award coordinator is Nell