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Calling all aspiring food writers

Written by Bob Batz Jr. on


This is one of the delicious courses served during lunch for the Association of Food Journalists competition awards ceremony this past September at Urbana in the swanky Hotel Palomar  in Washington, D.C.

I was there with fellow local AFJ members Miriam Rubin and Gretchen McKay, who won a second-place award for Best Newspaper Food Feature in the under-200,000 circulation category for her package on a pig roast.

The group, of which I am vice president, just posted the rules and entry forms for this year's contest. Entry postmark deadline is March 1.

What's cool is, there's a new student writing category this year, and there's no entry fee for it.

Other new new categories are writing on food policy/food issues and writing on beer, wine or spirits.

Get all the details at the AFJ website and please share it, especially with any aspiring food writers you may know.

The group's annual conference and awards ceremony is to be held Sept. 18-20 in Park City, Utah.

Gretchen McKay photo

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