Press Release:

The North American Guild of Beer Writers (NAGBW) announces its 2nd annual competition for writers, bloggers, broadcasters and authors. The 2014 NAGBW Awards contest will accept entries in eight categories, beginning Friday, August 1 through Monday, August 25, 2014.

The NAGBW’s members broaden the conversation about beer and brewing, raise the standards of writing, provide leadership and continuing education for practitioners of our profession, while also encouraging and supporting more participation throughout all media channels.

As of June 2014, there are more than 3,000 breweries in existence with many new breweries and brewpubs in planning across the United States. When Canada is included, that number climbs even higher. Yet many media outlets in cities and towns of all sizes still do not regularly cover craft beer or brewing in their local newspapers, magazines or radio stations.

The NAGBW Awards honor the best beer and brewing industry coverage in eight categories. Journalism, feature writing, freelance authors, blogs and broadcast, published in print or online, are eligible.

The 2014 NAGBW Awards is now accepting entries online, with a discount on entry fees for current members:

https://northamericanguildofbeerwrit...ble.com/submit

Deadline to apply: August 25, 2014

Beer writing/broadcasts published between July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014 are eligible.

Fees are prorated for members ($15 per entry) /non-members ($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 www.nagbw.org

Questions: email contest director Erika Bolden at erika@nagbw.org or contact NAGBW via Twitter @nagbw

See links to instructions and full contest rules at www.nagbw.org. Follow @nagbw on Twitter for updates. Enter soon, and good luck!

ABOUT THE NORTH AMERICAN GUILD OF BEER WRITERS – The Guild has members from USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe. 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 http://www.nagbw.org.