Entries are now being sought for the Guild of Food Writers' annual Write It competition. Aimed at aspiring young writers who have a real interest in food and writing, the competition is open to young people aged 11 to 18.
The Write It competition invites entrants to submit a non-fiction feature of around 750 words on any food-related subject. It could be as simple as a descriptive piece based on a person or place that inspired their interest in food, a restaurant review, or a report on a visit to a food fair, farmers' market or food shop. Alternatively it could be a campaigning article on any aspect of food that interests, excites or frustrates the young writer.
This year's distinguished judges are Elisabeth Luard, author and food writer; Alex Renton, journalist and food writer; and Karen Barnes, Editor of delicious. Magazine. They are looking for impressive writing skills as well as understanding and knowledge of the chosen subject.
The winner will be announced in early June and will receive a library of the books shortlisted for the 2013 Guild of Food Writers' Awards. He or she will also enjoy a visit to the delicious. test kitchen, and the winning piece will be published on the delicious. website, www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk.
Entries must be emailed to Jonathan Woods, firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 10 May 2013.