Grenache vines of Alkina Wine Estate.

It’s that time of the year. Gourmet Traveller WINE is once again on the lookout for fresh talent to write about wine and wine-related subjects. So, if you feel inclined to have a shot at creative writing, this is a great chance to kickstart your career.

Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or a professional, providing you haven’t previously been published commercially, we invite you to submit an article of around 1,000 words on a wine-related topic of your choice for a chance to be featured in the print and digital editions of Gourmet Traveller WINE. We also encourage top entrants to  continue to contribute to the magazine well into the future as our aim is to mentor and nurture new talent.

Along with many previous winners, two entrants from last year’s contest have continued to contribute to GT WINE: including winner Zachary Phillips, who has written the Green Gauge column in this edition, and Marcus Best, who continues to feature with his series on World Wine and Beechworth By Appointment. So even if you don’t win, this competition is still a great opportunity to get your writing in front of an editor.

Enter by sending a Word document to Judy Sarris, jsarris@gourmettravellerwine.com. Entries must be received by COB 24 September, 2021. The judges will include Editor-in Chief, Judy Sarris, Editor, Dom Sweeney and Chief Sub-Editor, Cheree Corbin – the team who commission all the content for Gourmet Traveller WINE.

If you win, your article will be featured in the December/January edition of
Gourmet Traveller WINE, and you’ll be invited to put forward ideas for future articles in the magazine. You will also receive an award certificate and a GT WINE digital subscription.


6 Tips for Success

➼ 1. Write about anything to do with wine.

➼ 2. Choose a topic that will be relevant to an audience of wine buffs, but also equally informative and entertaining for everyday enthusiasts.

➼ 3. Provide copy that’s succinct and interesting.

➼ 4. Get your facts straight.

➼ 5. Know that good grammar, spelling and overall presentation will contribute to your score.

➼ 6. Stick (as closely as possible) to the nominated word count of 1,000 words.