Alan Lodge Drinks Writer Award extends entry deadline

The entry period for The Alan Lodge Young International Drinks Writer of the Year Award has been extended.

The Alan Lodge Young International Drinks Writer of the Year Award was established in memory of The Spirits Business’ late deputy editor, Alan Lodge.

The 2023 iteration of the annual award is now accepting entries until the end of January.

International drinks writers aged under the age of 35 are eligible to enter until midnight GMT on 31 January 2024.

The award is open to journalists, columnists and bloggers who write about wine, beer, spirits and cocktails.

Submissions must have been published in print or online between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023.

Entries will be assessed by an objective panel of experienced judges.

The winner of The Alan Lodge Young International Drinks Writer of the Year Award 2023 will be announced in December, and will also feature in the December issue of The Spirits Business magazine, and online.

Past winners of the award include Millie MillikenFelipe Schrieberg, and Susannah Skiver Barton.

Melita Kiely, editor of The Spirits Business, said: “We’re really proud at The Spirits Business to keep this important award going in memory of a talented and greatly missed journalist, Alan Lodge.

“There is a huge amount of writing talent in the international drinks trade, and year after year I’m so impressed by the calibre of entries we receive.

“I encourage anyone who is tempted to put their writing forward for this award to go for it, and submit your entries before the deadline – I can’t wait to see what fascinating features will be up for judging this year.”

Submissions should be sent as a URL, PDF or Word document and can be uploaded on The Alan Lodge Award homepage.

Alternatively, email your entry to Christelle Monges: [email protected].

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Author: Melita Kiely