2019 Awards competition: Call for Entries and Guidelines

Entries are now being accepted for AFJ's 2019 awards contest in food journalism. This year's contest covers 16 categories. Review our 2019 Call for Entries and Guidelines to see the descriptions, rules and procedures.

  • AFJ members pay a discounted rate on every entry. AFJ memberships are based on the calendar year. If you haven’t renewed for 2019, you are not a current member. Submit your 2019 application for AFJ membership here.

  • The contest is open to all journalists.


Please read the description of each category you plan to enter carefully, as well as the General
Rules and Procedures
before assembling your entries. Submissions are now being accepted via the online entry form available here.

Frequently asked questions

FAQs may be answered here. If you have additional questions regarding the call for entries, rules or guidelines, please contact CiCi Williamson, 2019 AFJ Awards Competition Manager: 2019AFJawards@gmail.com or 703-533-0066.


All hands-on contest duties—collecting and processing entries, securing judges, communicating with judges, tallying results, paying judges, etc.—are carried out exclusively and confidentially by AFJ’s executive director and the AFJ awards competition manager with financial transactions executed by AFJ’s treasurer.

Neither the executive committee, the executive director or the AFJ Awards Competition Manager may enter the contest.