Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) invites the Australian wine industry’s most talented writers, designers, publishers and communicators to nominate for the Wine Communicator Awards 2014.

This year WCA has added a new award for Best Wine Book, alongside the established Wine Communicator of the Year and Best Digital Wine Communicator gongs, as well as the New Wine Writer of the Year, which is run in partnership with Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine.  

The other categories include:

  • Best Wine Publication (technical, trade or consumer)
  • Best Wine Book (technical, trade or consumer)
  • Best Wine Trade or Technical Writer
  • Best Published Feature Article or Wine Column
  • Best Wine Website or Wine App. 

WCA chair Angie Bradbury said the awards acknowledge the industry’s best communicators as well as the most innovative, creative and inspiring people who record their words – through print, radio or video.

"It’s fantastic to see the winners from last year’s awards  – Jane Thomson, Andrea Frost, Tyson Stelzer, Campbell Mattinson, McWilliam’s Wines and Greg Plowes – who all continue to build their careers and leverage their achievements in the awards – we’re extremely proud to support them in their efforts and excited to build on last year’s successes."

“If you’re a writer, designer, graphic artist, digital content developer and/or publisher and you’re helping to spread the Australian wine story in an engaging, smart and innovative way we encourage you to enter the Wine Communicator Awards.”

The judging panel for the awards consists of a mix of industry professionals, including WCA national board members, current Digital Communicator of the Year Jane Thomson, Wine Communicator of the Year Andrea Frost, Legend of the Vine David Lowe, VinTank’s Paul Mabray and Anne Duncan, from the Australian Grape and Wine Authority. 

The Gourmet Traveller WINE/WCA New Wine Writer Award will be judged by editor Judy Sarris, contributing editor Huon Hooke, and WCA Chair Angie Bradbury. 

Entry to the awards is now open for all wine professionals in Australia. 

The Shout Team

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