Entries have opened for the annual Wine Communicator Awards, which recognise outstanding contribution to, and excellence in, wine communication in all its forms.
This year the awards welcome a strong panel of judges, including independent wine writer – Max Allen, Master of Wine – Philip Reedman MW and Wine Australia’s Corporate Affairs Manager – Anita Poddar.
Awards will be offered across 10 categories and the overall Wine Communicator of the Year.
Wine Communicators of Australia Executive Officer Lynda Schenk said: “We recognise that the wine sector is doing it tough during these uncertain times and therefore have decided to proceed with the 2020 WCA Wine Communicator Awards.
“We strongly feel the industry need to have something that is positive to focus on now more than ever before. The Wine Communicator Awards provides an opportunity for individuals or teams to showcase their outstanding contribution to the wine industry through their communications efforts.
“It’s excellence in wine communications that supports the continued strong brand equity for the Australian Wine Industry.“
The 2019 Wine Communicator of the Year recipient, Barossa Grape & Wine Association (BGWA), recently reflected on last year’s win.
BGWA Marketing and Communications Officer Emily Hay said: “Accepting WCA Wine Communicator of the Year on behalf of the Barossa wine community was an incredible honour. This award and the prestigious company in which we now belong, is a great source of pride for BGWA and Barossa’s wine community as a whole.
“It is a fantastic acknowledgement of the spirit and power of collaboration and Barossa as a region.”
Entries are sought across the following categories.
• Best Wine Public Relations Campaign (Individual or Team) – Award Partner, Winesave
• Best Published Feature Articles or Wine Columns – Award Partner, Accolade Wines
• Best Digital Wine Communicator – Award Partner, Liquid Ideas
• Best Wine Website or Wine App – Award Partner, Wine Communicators of Australia
• Best Wine Student – Award Partner, The University of Adelaide
• Best Wine Educator – Award Partner, The University of Adelaide
• Best Wine Book (Trade, Technical or Consumer) – Award Partner, Calabria Family Wines
• Best Wine Publication (Trade or Technical) – Award Partner, Pernod Ricard Winemakers
• Best Wine Publication (Consumer) – Award Partner, Pernod Ricard Winemakers
• Best New Wine Writer – Award Partner, Gourmet Traveller WINE
Entries close on Friday, August 28, 2020. Finalists will be announced on Monday, October 12, and winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 18.
Information and entry criteria can be found at: https://winecommunicators.com.au/awards/2020-winecommunicator-awards/