Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation
The idea behind the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation (#BDWAbyWIM) is to stimulate and promote quality wine content by creating awards with real value.
This is decided by a panel of respected judges representing the diverse world of wine and publishing. The focus is on the material the audience experience, not the body of work produced by individuals, which might vary considerably. We also believe that as wine is a global product, the reach should be international, not defined by a single culture and so content is accepted in many different languages.
The “Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) aisbl” is the non-profit association founded in 2011 by the European wine sector to coordinate the European and international implementation and development of the WIM Programme, with the vision to secure responsible and moderate wine consumption patterns as social and cultural norms by spreading the WIM message in Europe and beyond.
Wine communicators have a responsibility to act correctly, with a view to the long term well-being of consumers, producers and society, as well as the content creators. It is incumbent upon wine communicators, therefore, to find ways to talk about wine that promote a healthy respect and understanding of wine, not just as an alcoholic beverage, but also one that is part of our shared culture.
The Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation hopes that by finding, and rewarding, great content that achieves this balance, of moderation and art de vivre, we can promote and sustain a Wine Culture for the long term, where responsible and moderate drinking remains the social norm.
We have built a system to receive and share content with our judges so they can assess this wherever they are, and wherever it originates from. We hope this model will encourage a better understanding of wine culture across the world and help us to promote the very best content.
- ONLY content that was first published online can be submitted.
- ONLY the author or authors of a work may submit content.
- ONLY enter an individual piece of content in ONE category.
- ONLY submit a maximum of 3 entries.
- content is accepted in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German & Portuguese
After reading 118 entries, I cannot imagine of any other drinkable subject raising so much literary beauty, so many heated opinions in so diverse fields of research and philosophical digression. It has been a lovely exercise!
Pedro Ballesteros MW
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2015 awards status
The winners have been announced! Congratulations to all those who took part
messages from the 2015 winners
I take great pride in having been recognized by a set of awards conceived to honor and support the very thing that I’ve spent a portion of the last 12 years of my life pursuing. The world needs more great wine content that is born digital.
Winner; Best Tourism Content with a Focus on Wine & Second place; Best Investigative/Journalistic Wine Story
To have just been shortlisted for this award in the company of such amazing talent was incredible, but to have been chosen as one of the top three was positively humbling. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to the judges for recognizing the importance of science and research in journalism and wine writing, and thank you for choosing my work to help spread that message to others around the globe.
Third place; Best Investigative/Journalistic Wine Story
Success in wine writing can mean many different things. I'm delighted that the community has an award devoted to the writing quality of single articles, delighted all over again to receive it, and hope that we continue to recognize and value the myriad wonderful sides to writing about wine.
Winner; Best Investigative/Journalistic Wine Story
Aurélien Ibanez et moi-même sommes très fiers d’avoir été récompensé pour le film « Pommard, le Temps Vigneron » et de permettre ainsi de faire la promotion dans le monde entier de cette très belle appellation de Bourgogne
Second place; Best Wine Themed Video
I'm so chuffed to have had a Winebird video awarded by the BDWA. My style is a little different, so this has really increased my confidence to go out and make more!
Third place; Best Wine Themed Video
Thanks for the award! Hopefully it will help me reach more people and help them get just as much enjoyment out of wine as I do.
Third place; Best Editorial/Opinion Wine Writing
Very happy to see a category for wine and tourism at long last. These two subjects should surely form the basis of all wine discoveries. Wine is contextual - each bottle of wine is an human and physical geography lesson in itself, so by making the tourism element as much of a focus as the taste, it ensures a full circle understanding of why that wine is meant to be.
Third place (joint); Best Tourism Content with a Focus on Wine
What makes this competition particularly intriguing is that it is just a single piece of work that is judged – it’s a fascinating learning experience choosing what to submit and then finding out what the distinguished team of judges feels merits an award.
Second place; Best Editorial/Opinion Wine Writing
Best Investigative / Journalistic Wine Story
For a distinguished example of investigative or traditional journalistic reporting by an individual or team, presented as a single wine article or series (written text)categories and prizes
Best Editorial / Opinion Wine Writing
For outstanding examples of wine writing, giving prime consideration to literary quality and originality (written text)
Best Tourism Content with a Focus on Wine
This is a broad category covering content intended to encourage readers to learn about, and explore, specific geographical locations, but where that content has a direct relationship with that region’s link to wine. (written text, video)
Best Wine Themed Video
Video content that reaches an audience in a visual context and educates, demonstrates, entertains or builds awareness for wine (video)