Food & Drink

Could your child be the next Giles Coren?

The Guild of Food Writers is looking for the country's best young writing talent.

Aspiring young food writers, who fancy themselves as the next Giles Coren, Jay Rayner or Grace Dent, should be sure to enter the salubrious Guild of Food Writers’ annual competition to discover the country’s most promising young talent.

Aimed at young writers with a genuine interest in food and writing, the ‘Write It’ competition for 2016 is open to anyone aged 11 to 18.

Entrants are invited 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.

All three of the judges for 2016 are distinguished members of the Guild of Food Writers and include Felicity Cloake, food writer and author, Seb Emina, food writer and author, 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 2016 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,

Entries must be emailed to Jonathan Woods,, with an entry form by Monday 9 May 2016.

For full details and how to enter the competition, download an entry form from Good luck!

January 2016