Award Recipients

Award Recipients

IFWTWA sponsors two awards programs: the Excellence in Journalism Award (EIJ Award) and the Hospitality Education Scholarship Award. The EIJ Award recognizes members for exceptional journalism through a self-nomination process. Nominations are carefully evaluated by IFWTWA’s Excellence Awards Committee. Award criteria and nomination guidelines can be found at: http://ifwtwa.org/excellence-in-journalism-award. The Hospitality Education Scholarship Award recipient is selected annually by the IFWTWA Board of Directors; the award goes to a deserving hospitality, tourism, culinary or viticulture or oenology student at an educational institution.

2017 Excellence in Journalism Award

2017 Excellence in Journalism Award

The 2017 Excellence in Journalism Award goes to… Eugene Yiga. Eugene has been an IFWTWA member since 2014 and resides in Cape Town, South Africa. His entry, “Game of Thrones […]

2017 Hospitality Education Scholarship Award

2017 Hospitality Education Scholarship Award

  2017 Hospitality Education Scholarship Award Every year, IFWTWA selects a promising student preparing for a career in the food, wine, travel or hostelry industries to receive the Hospitality Education […]

2016 Hospitality Education Scholarship

2016 Hospitality Education Scholarship

Every year, IFWTWA selects a promising student preparing for employment in the food, wine, travel or hostelry industries to receive the Hospitality Education Scholarship Award. The winner of the 2016 […]

2016 Excellence in Journalism Award

2016 Excellence in Journalism Award

David Lee Drotar wins the 2016 Excellence in Journalism Award competition. In 2016, it was a tough competition, with many outstanding travel, food and wine stories in the mix. Drotar’s […]

2015 IFWTWA Excellence in Journalism Award

The IFWTWA Excellence in Journalism Award is a prestigious annual award given to a member who demonstrates, as the title implies, excellence in food, wine or travel writing. The 2015 […]