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  • Richard Hemming MW
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  • Richard Hemming MW
12 Sep 2013

The annual Young Wine Writer Award is now in its 13th year, and is calling for all UK-based wine-scribe talent to enter. To qualify, applicants must be below the age of 30, not yet have had a book published nor be a regular contributor to a magazine. (There can't be many wine writers who've had a book published under the age of 30, I'd have thought!)

The prize is a cash sum of £1,000 plus an all-expenses paid two-week tour of the wine regions of Australia. In addition it has the potential to give a significant boost to an emerging writer's career - several previous winners are now well established professional wine communicators. In 2011, we published seven articles written for by former winners - you can read them here.

Other winners, including the most recent four - incidentally, all female: Alexandra Harper, Barley Blyton, Anne McHale (who has additionally just become an MW) and Nicola Gutman - continue to forge successful careers in other sectors of the wine trade.

To enter, you can download their promotional flyer, or visit the website for further information, including previously winning articles. Sharpen those pencils, get set, go!