There are just two and a half weeks left to apply for the
2012 Geoffrey Roberts Award. A total of £3,000, or nearly $5,000, will be given
to someone who can successfully convince us judges that they can spend that
amount on food- and/or drink-related travel which is likely to make a positive
difference, not just to themselves.
Applicants can be any age, any nationality and can be
proposing travel anywhere in the world. The journey proposed and its potential
long term effects are much more important than how the application is written.
Recent past winners have included Sarah Robins,
who last year travelled from Australia to research ways in which low income households
are encouraged to take advantage of farmers’ markets in the United States, and Derek Mossman
Knapp who used his 2010 award to help Chilean wine farmers realise the potential
of old-vine Carignan in Maule in the aftermath of the earthquake there.
You can read more about this annual award made in memory of Britain’s
pioneer importer of New World wines (pictured) at geoffreyrobertsaward.com.
See How to
apply for details of how to submit an application – by Saturday 31 March.
Please spread the word to anyone you think might benefit
from this award.