The Guild of Food Writers is delighted to announce that 17-year-old Lidia Fanzo from Devon has won the 2013 Write It Competition. Lidia fought off stiff competition from many aspiring young food writers.

This annual competition, organised by the Guild of Food Writers, is open to entrants aged up to 18 years old. Entrants were asked to write a non-fiction feature of around 750 words on any food-related subject.
The judges Elisabeth Luard, Alex Renton and Karen Barnes were unanimous in their verdict on Lidia’s piece. They described the feature as ‘well written and clever, with an element of surprise.’ The judges loved ‘this hymn to what has evidently been a trusted companion – great descriptive powers and ability to communicate emotion. Just enough romance backed up by practical info. A worthy winner.’
Lidia’s prize includes all the books shortlisted for the 2013 Guild of Food Writers Awards, as well as the opportunity to have her entry published on the delicious magazine website and to have a trip to the delicious test kitchen.
The judges also highly commended:
Joseph Morel (aged 17) from Devon. His piece was called Global Eating: How to Change Your Children’s Lives and Make Yours Tastier and the judges praised his ‘excellent writing style – Joseph is a talented writer.’ The judges felt ‘he made his points well and carried the piece to its conclusion with enough personal experience to convince.’
Lottie Savage (aged 15) from Somerset. The judges felt that her feature The ‘Knead’ for Pasta was ‘good, original and energetic – great purple prose.’ The judges loved the ‘glaring cupboard’ and pasta as ‘rescuing hero’. ‘A good piece.’
James Waterfield (aged 15) from Bedfordshire. His feature Crusty Carcinogens! was described by the judges as ‘lively, entertaining, energetic – particularly the rat-feeding. A clever idea with a different approach.’
Callum Williams (aged 16) from Norfolk. The judges found his piece Making a profit from selling produce to be ‘refreshingly different; he’s living the life and it’s a well argued, campaigning piece.’ The judges felt ‘the arguments were well presented, with a great storyline and a topical subject. He held the interest from start to end.’
To read Lidia Fanzo’s winning entry please click here.
To read Joseph Morel’s entry please click here.
To read Lottie Savage’s entry please click here.
To read James Waterfield’s entry please click here.
To read Callum Williams’s entry please click here here.