The Born Digital Wine Awards (BDWA) is a competition that aims to promote and honour good writing and imagery on wine that has been published online. It is open to anyone who produces content on wine online: wine bloggers, wine writers, video makers, photographers etc. The only condition to participate is that the contents have first been published online. This year there are six categories:
- Best Investigative Wine Story
- Best Editorial Wine Writing
- Best Wine Tourism Feature
- Best Wine Themed Video Video
- Best Winery Self Produced Content
- Best Wine Photo Essay
The photo essay category is new. It is nice to see images promoted like that! On the other hand we are disappointed by the rules that for that category, and that category only, says that the contents must have been made in 2011. For the text categories there is no such rule. There the only rule is that it has to be published in 2011. We have photography that has been published in 2011, but not taken in 2011, so we are not allowed to participate with that. Not a level playing field… :-( Last year we were we were short-listed for the Investigative Writing category but this year it seems unlikely that we will participate.
Deadline for submissions is on 31 January 2012, so don’t wait! Full information is available here: www.borndigitalwineawards.com. Important: submissions can be in ANY LANGUAGE. It does not have to be in English. Do send in your contribution!