Glenfiddich food and drink awards
These annual awards celebrate excellence in food and drink writing, publishing and broadcasting. Winners of each category receive £1,000 and a bottle of Glenfiddich Single Malt.
An overall winner, chosen from the categories, gets a further £3,000 and a trophy. Two new sections have been introduced: bar writer and multimedia writer. Other categories include newspaper cookery writer, magazine cookery writer, regional writer, radio programme, television programme and photographer. Entries must be submitted by 31 January.
Contact: Glenfiddich Food and Drink Awards, 1 Bedford Avenue, London, WC1B 3AU
Tel: 020 7255 1100
Website : www.glenfiddich.com/food and drink
Annual World Press Photo contest
The 46th World Press Photo Contest offers press photographers the opportunity to gain international recognition. The jury includes Herbert Mabuza (South Africa) , picture editor of The Sunday Times, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio (Mexico), photographer and picture editor of Letras Libres, and Paolo Pellegrin (Italy) of Magnum Photos. The winning pictures will be published in a yearbook.
Contact: World Press Photo, Jacob Obrechtstraat 26, 1071 KM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: 31 20 6766 096
Fax: 31 20 6764 471
Ed Lacy travel awards
For the best feature about Gibraltar from 2002. The winner will be presented with a cheque for £600 . Deadline for entries is 7 February.
Contact: Angela Appleby
Doug Goodman Public Relations, Crest House,
102-104 Church Road, Teddington, TW11 8PY
Tel: 020 8977 1105
Fax: 020 8943 4598
Rosemary Goodchild award
A £500 prize is up for grabs in recognition ofthe best article on sexual health issues from 2002. Must reach the FPA by 7 February. Application forms from the FPA press office at the address below.
Contact: Rosemary Goodchild Award, FPA Press Office, 2–12 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9FP
The Times Style and Usage guide
Complied by Tim Austin, an authority at the Times onEnglish usage, this guide provides an up-to-date ready reference for anyone with an interest in English usage. Sections on the armed forces, court reporting, politics and the arts set out particularly useful guidelines for journalists.
Contact: 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 9JB
The perils of free speech
Freedom of speech will be discussed at the University of Lincoln, when the new dean of the Media and Communications, Professor Brian Wilson, delivers his first lecture, ‘The Perils of Free Speech’.
Date: 15 January
Venue: Cargill Lecture Theatre, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS
Tel: 01522 886042
This is the inaugural Bagehot Lecture, named after journalist Walter Bagehot, author of The English Constitution and editor of The Economist in the 19th century. Robert Fox, a BBC correspondent in the Falklands War and a senior associate fellow at the Centre for Defence Studies, King’s College London, will talk on History and War Reporting.
Date: 23 January Time: 6pm
Venue: Mason Lecture Theatre, Medical Building,
Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS