2020 NAGBW Awards Competition Open for Entries July 27 to Aug. 23

The North American Guild of Beer Writers (NAGBW) announces its 7th annual competition for writers, bloggers, authors and broadcasters. The 2020 NAGBW Awards will accept entries from Monday, July 27 to Sunday, Aug. 23.

The NAGBW Awards honor the best beer and brewing industry coverage in 13 categories, ranging from newspaper and magazine stories to podcasts.

With its annual writing competition, the Guild aims to broaden the conversation about beer and brewing, raise the standards of writing, provide leadership, and offer inspiration for journalists, while also encouraging and supporting more participation throughout all media channels.

Deadline to apply: Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. Entries published between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020 are eligible. Editors may submit work on behalf of their contributors, but we ask that you abide by an honor system of first confirming with the writer it’s OK.


Fees are prorated for members at $15 per entry. Non-members pay $30 per entry. You must be a current paid member of the NAGBW to get the discount. To join the NAGBW, please allow 24 hours for your application to be processed at nagbw.org.

Questions: email bryandroth@gmail.com or contact NAGBW via Twitter @nagbw

Winners will be announced in October. A full list of competition rules can be found here.


ABOUT THE NORTH AMERICAN GUILD OF BEER WRITERS – The new Guild has members from USA, Canada, and other countries around the world. Guild membership is open to all writers and content producers who cover beer and brewing, although industry and associate memberships are both non-voting categories. For more information, visit our website.

Author: Bryan Roth

Beer enthusiast and homebrewer.

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