Inspiration for new food writers in Cornwall

PUBLISHED: 09:20 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:12 26 February 2013

The new writing award has been created to remember Carol Trewin

The new writing award has been created to remember Carol Trewin

Becoming a celebrity chef isn't the only answer for young foodie fans in Cornwall with the launch of a new competition to inspire a new generation of food writers.

Writing prize remembers Carol


Becoming a celebrity chef isn't the only answer for young foodie fans in Cornwall with the launch of a new competition to inspire a new generation of food writers.

The Carol Trewin Young Food Writers Award aims to encourage and support young wannabe food writers living or working in the West Country.
Entrants need to write about why West Country food gets their juices flowing and the winner will receive 500 in prize money, as well as seeing their work in print.
Runners-up will be invited to a day-long food and drink writing workshop, receive VIP tickets to the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink and receive a copy of The Devon Food Book.
Organised by food and wine writer Marc Millon and author and publisher James Crowden, the award is named after Carol Trewin, the food and drink writer of Gourmet Cornwall, Cornish Fishing and Seafood and The Devon Food Book, who died in 2009.
Marc says: The Carol Trewin Young Food Writers Award is one of very few awards that encourages intelligent and investigative food writing. Carol herself was brilliant at digging deeply into the soil of a story, getting her hands dirty, pulling out the tenacious roots that truly reflected the realities of food, farming and life.
Cornwalls own celebrity chef Rick Stein has added his support to the awards. He says: We were very lucky to have a journalist of Carols calibre covering food and drink in Devon and Cornwall. She had a real love of everything local but because she was such a good writer whatever she chose to write about from local fishing and seafood through to her overriding passion for the Devon and Cornwall food industry was of great value.

To enter you need to be under 35, be a resident or connected to Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol or Bath and submit 500 words on why food and drink in the West Country is important to you. Entries should be emailed to award@caroltrewin.org.uk by 31 March.

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