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The Mogford Prize for Food & Drink Writing...

ENTRIES FOR THE 2019 PRIZE HAVE NOW CLOSED… Entries for the next prize will open in November 2019.

An introduction from Jeremy Mogford:

I am lucky enough to have enjoyed a lifetime in the hospitality industry with my involvement with Browns Restaurants, Rules in London and my current Oxford collection of the Old Bank and Old Parsonage Hotels, Quod Restaurant, Parsonage Grill and Gee’s Restaurant.

Wishing to give something back to the hospitality industry which has been very good to me and combining it with my longstanding link to literary Oxford, in 2013 I decided to sponsor a brand new short story prize which had to specifically relate to the subject of food, drink or both…


Literary Competition...

And so the Mogford Prize for Food & Drink Writing was born, and we have just finished inviting entries for our seventh competition.

Every year we invite two judges to join Jeremy in choosing the winner of the £10,000 award: One will be a writer and the other, a journalist involved in the food and drink industry. Past judges have included Lawrence Norfolk and Rick Stein in 2016; Philip Pullman and Mary Berry in 2017; and last year, we were fortunate to have Bill Bryson along with Lorraine Pascale.

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2019 Judges...

Entries for the 2019 prize opened last November and we’re very excited to announce that joining Jeremy is Julian Barnes, Man Booker Prize winner who has kindly agreed to be a judge. Our second judge this year is Tim Hayward, FT contributing writer and winner of the Restaurant Writing Award at the Guild of Food Writers Awards 2018…