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Infinity Publishing and IFWTWA Award Open for Entries

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Fri, Apr 06, 2012 @ 09:00 AM

The Infinity Publishing – IFWTWA Award is a writing competition launched in first quarter 2012Infinity IFWTWA Award resized 600 for International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) members only. This award program is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Infinity Publishing (www.infinitypublishing.com). The purpose of the Infinity Publishing – IFWTWA Award is twofold: to recognize talent and achievements among IFWTWA members, and to celebrate excellence in promotion of IFWTWA media trip host establishments and organizations.

The Infinity Publishing – IFWTWA Award competition consists of three separate award categories: A) writing, B) blogging and C) photography.

The Infinity Publishing – IFWTWA Awards are as follows:

  • The Writing Competition first place winner wins a $700 award.

  • The Writing Competition second place winner wins a $500 award.

  • The Writing Competition third place winner wins a $300 award.

  • The Blogging Competition winner wins a $250 award.

  • The Photography Competition first place winner wins a $250 award.

In addition, each of the above awards will be announced on the IFWTWA website, blog, Press Pass, press releases and social media posts.

The IFWTWA Awards Committee will evaluate entries in each category and determine the winners.

WRITING COMPETITION:

Entries will be evaluated in four areas:

  • Grammar, punctuation, spelling

  • Composition and structure

  • Distinctiveness of style and voice

  • Degree to which the story resonates with the reader

Writing Entry Criteria:

  • Story content must include a destination and/or at least one host from an IFWTWA press trip.

  • Story must be about travel, food or wine/beverages, or any combination thereof.

  • No word count limit.

  • Two year limit between the press trip and story publication.

  • The story must have been published since Jan 1, 2011.

BLOGGING COMPETITION:

Entries will be evaluated in four areas:

  • Grammar, punctuation, spelling

  • Composition and structure

  • Distinctiveness of style and voice

  • Degree to which the story resonates with the reader

Blogging Entry Criteria:

  • Blog post content must include a destination and/or at least one host from an IFWTWA press trip.

  • Post must be about travel, food or wine/beverages, or any combination thereof.

  • No word count limit.

  • Two-year limit between the press trip and blog post.

  • The blog post must have been posted since Jan 1, 2011.

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION:

Photo entries will be evaluated in four areas:

  • Resolution

  • Composition

  • Distinctiveness of style

  • Degree to which the photo resonates with the viewer

Photography Entry Criteria:

  • The photo subject must be about a destination and/or a host from an IFWTWA press trip, and be about travel, food or wine/beverages, or any combination thereof.

  • Entry must be digital and less than 10MB.

  • Two-year limit between press trip and photo publication.

  • The photo must have been published online or in print since Jan 1, 2011.

ENTRY GUIDELINES:

  • The entry fee is $15.00 per entry in any category

  • Send entry fee check, identified as Infinity Publishing – IFWTWA Award entry, to:

    International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association
    1142 South Diamond Bar Boulevard #177
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765-2203

  • Include writing entries as a link or attachment; email blogging and photography entries as a link

  • Include subject line “Infinity Publishing – IFWTWA Award (Writing/Blogging/Photo) entry”

  • In the email, identify the IFWTWA press trip the entry is about and the dates of the trip

  • Email entry to: Allen Cox, IFWTWA Awards Committee Chair, allen@ifwtwa.org

  • There is no limit to the number of entries per IFWTWA member

  • IFWTWA Awards Committee members may enter the competition and will be exempt from evaluating their own entry

2012 AWARD TIMELINE:

  • Entry deadline is December 31, 2012.

  • The evaluation period will be in first quarter 2013.

  • Awards will be made in April 2013.

For more information on the benefits of becoming a member of go to www.IFWTWA.org.

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