The first AFJ Awards Competition took place in 1987. In the last 30 years, hundreds of judges have reviewed thousands of entries with one common goal - to recognize and perpetuate excellence in food journalism. 

2018 CONTEST NOW open

Entries are now being accepted to AFJ's 2018 awards contest in food journalism. This year's contest covers 18 categories, including six new ones. Find the 2018 Call for Entries and Guidelines here. 

  • Entries are due March 1, 2018. Electronic and mail submissions are accepted. 
  • AFJ members pay a discounted rate on every entry. Submit your application for AFJ membership here

In 2017, we received almost 300 entries representing a broad swath of newspapers, magazines and online journals that focus on everything from fitness to finance. Winners were announced on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 at the annual AFJ Annual Awards ceremony. Here is the complete list of finalists.