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Born Digital Wine Awards and Vinventions Announce New Partnership for 2018 Awards

Posted on October 04, 2018

Porto, PORTUGAL / Thimister, BELGIUM (October 4, 2018) — Since 2011, the Born Digital Wine Awards have been showcasing quality content produced online around the world in a variety of different languages, recognizing an international collection of wine-focused journalism and media production and creating an equal playing board for wine communications. Now in its seventh year, the Born Digital Wine Awards is partnering with Vinventions, the most comprehensive provider of wine closure solutions which protects one in every seven bottles worldwide. Together, the partners are working to advance the Awards, elevating the level of innovation and originality through the creation of new prizes and categories that celebrate the importance of wine in a broader context.

The Awards will begin accepting entries on December 1, 2018, through the end of the year and welcome nominees from around the globe. The submissions can be entered in one of five categories:

Best Editorial Content: An opportunity for writers to show what they have to say about any angle of the wine business with high-quality, well-written text.
Best Tourism Content with a Wine Focus: A chance for writers and video producers to show how wine fits into an area’s larger context by exploring the history or cultural aspects of a specific winemaking region.
Wine and Food Content: A new category highlighting content that places wine with its rightful partner through text or video.
Best Interview: A new category where storytellers can share honest, interesting and entertaining interviews dedicated to the art of letting someone else tell their story through text, video or podcasts, a new medium for this edition of the BDWA awards.
Best Visual Storytelling: The most complex category, and a development to the previous installments of this category, entrants for this prize can send up to five (5) related images (including social media, photo and infographics) that tell the story of any aspect of the wine world.

In addition, as a reflection of the importance of the many environmental issues in today’s world and their continuing impact on the wine industry, the special Sustainability Award will be granted to the content, across all categories and mediums, which focuses on the work that individuals or businesses are doing to create a more sustainable industry.

As a final award, content creators, businesses and personalities challenging the status quo in the wine business may also apply to the Innovation Award. Vinventions, an industry pioneer in closure technology and wine quality innovation, will grant the Innovation Award to those who look to disrupt the norm, foster positive change and help propel the wine industry forward.

The Awards will be open for the month of December and eligible materials produced and published online between June 1, 2017 and November 30, 2018 will be accepted in six languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and German. Category prizes and supplemental awards will be judged by an esteemed panel of industry experts, influencers and communicators, including last year’s winners, with shortlists announced in March - April 2019. Winners will receive financial prizes as well as special gifts from the BDWA partners.

For more information about the awards, please visit: http://borndigitalwineawards.com. If you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact: faye@borndigitalwineawards.com.

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