2018 IFWG Community Award launched
Nominations are being invited by the Irish Food Writers’ Guild (IFWG) for an important award that recognises individuals, businesses or organisations in Ireland that have embraced an ethos of social responsibility to an outstanding level
1 September 2017
Now in its third year, the annual IFWG Community Award shines a light on initiatives that might otherwise fall under the radar, but that are making a significant contribution to the role that food plays in communities all over Ireland.
A wide range of food-related initiatives, big or small, could be nominated for this award. Food waste, community garden and food poverty initiatives were all recognised at 2015’s inaugural award, when the Bia Food Initiative (now the FoodCloud Hub) was awarded overall winner.
In 2016, initiatives promoting accessible employment, organic gardening and food growing were commended, with the Irish Seed Savers Association recognised as the overall winner for its educational role in promoting biodiversity and protecting Irish food heritage. The main considerations are that the project is well managed and transparent and that it has a positive relationship with the community in which it operates.
Nominations for the Community Food Award are welcomed from individuals, businesses and organisations who can nominate themselves or others. The Guild will be accepting nominations for this award up to and including Thursday, 28 September 2017. Entry forms are available from the Guild secretary, Kristin Jensen, at email@example.com.
“The Guild aspires to being ‘a voice for better eating,'” says Aoife Carrigy, IFWG chairperson. “There are many people and organisations working hard to tackle social issues related to making, eating and accessing good food in Ireland. This award is our way of using that collective voice to champion this important work.”