Authors from 19 countries competing for Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation

Friday, 14th August 2015

The 2015 edition of the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation recently closed submissions for this year’s awards having received hundreds of entries from across the world of wine.

The first year of the updated and re-invigorated awards proved popular with writers, wineries and video makers across the world.

In total, the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation received 227 submissions during the three week period. Over 30% of the articles submitted were originally published in a language other than English, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian and German with authors representing 19 different countries around the world. This diversity of content is unique to these awards, and something that is expected to continue to grow in future editions.

This is an exciting opportunity to compare wine writing and presentation as well as different wine cultures across the four categories of content in this year’s awards; investigative/journalism, opinion/editorial, travel related content and video.

The judging process has now begun and a shortlist for each category will be announced in September. The finalists will be chosen by an experienced panel of judges that includes Richard Siddle, Sarah Abbott MW, Pedro Ballesteros MW, Willi Klinger, Hervé Lalau, Elin McCoy and André Ribeirinho.

The announcement of the winners will take place at a ceremony during the Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC) in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on 24th October 2015.

The organisers wish to thank Wine in Moderation for supporting the goals of the awards and for creating a unique platform for promoting great and responsible online content for consumers to discover.

For further information on the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation, please visit http://borndigitalwineawards.com or contact:

Vrazon:
Robert McIntosh
Project Manager, Born Digital Wine Awards
robert@vrazon.com
+44 7813 769052

Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Aisbl:
Stylianos Filopoulos
Director, Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Aisbl
styl@wineinmoderation.eu
+32 (0)2 230 99 70

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The Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation are open for submissions

Tuesday, 14th July 2015

Vrazon is very pleased to announce that the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation (BDWAbyWIM) have today begun accepting submissions for the 2015 edition.

The awards, now in their third edition, were relaunched in 2015 with the support of the Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre campaign in order to highlight the best content about wine being published today.

Wine culture and its myriads of stories is an effective way to reveal the wider and diverse world of wine in a responsible way, putting wine appreciation and enjoyment in a broader social context.

The BDWAbyWIM awards are unique because they focus on specific content published online, but not on individuals, publishing media or a body of work. This is not an award for individual authors or blogs, but for great work. It is a recognition that digital publishing allows anyone, whatever their background, to deliver great content, inspiration and creativity whether they publish one article, or a whole series.

The 2015 BDWAbyWIM awards will accept submissions in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Portuguese across 4 categories:

Best Investigative / Journalistic Wine Story
Best Editorial / Opinion Wine Writing
Best Tourism Content with a Wine Focus
Best Wine Themed Video

Judges will compare wine writing and video content from across the world, side-by-side, to find new voices and new sources of wine stories, and winners will receive cash prizes as well as tickets to the Digital Wine Communications Conference.

Submissions will be accepted until 10th August 2015, and the winners will be announced at the 2015 Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC) in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in October. Anyone wishing to enter their content into the awards should visit the website to do this, and to get more information, at:

http://borndigitalwineawards.com

For further information on the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation, please contact:

Vrazon:
Ryan Opaz
Founder & CEO, Vrazon Digital Wine LDA.
ryan@vrazon.com
+351 927 605 381

Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Aisbl:
Stylianos Filopoulos
Director, Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Aisbl
styl@wineinmoderation.eu
+32 (0)2 230 99 70

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NOTE TO EDITORS

* About Vrazon
The Vrazon team also organises the annual Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC) and is committed to encouraging online wine communication.
http://www.vrazon.com

** About Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre
Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Programme launched in 2008 by the European wine sector, is the tangible and measurable contribution of the international wine business community to reinforce responsible drinking patterns as a social and cultural norm. WIM is a common programme centrally coordinated and implemented nationally, with the capacity to adapt into local needs respecting cultural diversity and regional identities.

The Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) aisbl is an international not for profit association founded in 2011 to coordinate the WIM programme and expand its reach and impact in Europe and beyond.
http://www.wineinmoderation.eu

Richard Siddle to chair the judging of the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation

Wednesday, 13th May 2015

Vrazon, organisers of the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation (BDWAbyWIM), are very pleased to announce that Richard Siddle has agreed to become the Chair of Judges for the 2015 edition of the awards.

Richard Siddle brings a wealth of journalism and awards experience to this role and has been an editor of business magazines for nearly 20 years, including the last eight years on the UK trade title Harpers Wine & Spirit. A long term supporter of online wine communication, Richard has attended and spoken at several editions of the Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC).

Richard said: “I am delighted and honoured to be given this responsibility. Throughout my time as editor of Harpers I looked to celebrate and promote strong wine and business writing and hopefully give good writers a platform or break in professional journalism. I am very excited to be able to play my part in these vital and innovative awards and look forward to seeing the entries from all over the world.

BDWAbyWIM Logo_WhiteThe full list of judges will be announced soon, and will include wine and journalism experts from around the world of wine to represent different cultures and languages. BDWAbyWIM submissions will open at the end of June and the results will be announced at the 2015 Digital Wine Communications Conference in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

The BDWAbyWIM awards were recently relaunched with the support of Wine in Moderation-Art de Vivre (WIM) Association to showcase the best digital content about wine, but also help to support and protect responsible online communication and a positive culture of wine.

  • The categories of entries that are being considered for the awards are:
  • Best Investigative / Journalistic Wine Story
  • Best Editorial / Opinion Wine Writing
  • Best Tourism Content with a Focus on Wine
  • Best Wine Themed Video
  • Best Commercial Content
  • Best Wine Photo Essay
  • Best Educational Content

Vrazon is working with Wine in Moderation supporters and Ambassador Brands to sponsor these individual award categories, but wine brands with an interest in supporting social responsibility campaigns are also invited to get in touch with contacts at Vrazon or Wine in Moderation.

More information will be available soon on: http://borndigitalwineawards.com

For further information on the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation, please contact:

Vrazon:
Ryan Opaz
Founder & CEO, Vrazon Digital Wine LDA.
ryan@vrazon.com
+351 927 605 381

Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Aisbl:
Stylianos Filopoulos
Director, Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Aisbl
styl@wineinmoderation.eu
+32 (0)2 230 99 70

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NOTE TO EDITORS

* About Vrazon
The Vrazon team also organises the annual Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC) and is committed to encouraging online wine communication.
http://www.vrazon.com

** About Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre
Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Programme launched in 2008 by the European wine sector, is the tangible and measurable contribution of the international wine business community to reinforce responsible drinking patterns as a social and cultural norm. WIM is a common programme centrally coordinated and implemented nationally, with the capacity to adapt into local needs respecting cultural diversity and regional identities.
The Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) aisbl is an international not for profit association founded in 2011 to coordinate the WIM programme and expand its reach and impact in Europe and beyond.
http://www.wineinmoderation.eu

Vrazon and Wine in Moderation announce the 2015 Born Digital Wine Awards

Friday, 20th March 2015

The Born Digital Wine Awards, launched in 2011 by Vrazon, announces the 2015 edition brought to you by Wine in Moderation. The BDWA will continue to champion the best content produced online, but with an even greater focus on the culture of wine.

Thanks to the sponsorship of Wine in Moderation-Art de Vivre, BDWA will reveal, in April, a revised list of categories, prizes, judges and sponsors for the Awards. The goal will be to spotlight the best wine content published digitally, promoting a positive culture of wine in the world of communication. The Born Digital Wine Awards ceremony will be held at the 2015 Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC) later this year.

Wine is the complement of food and conviviality, and Wine in Moderation is all about the unique wine culture. By supporting the BDWA we aim to honour the work of today’s wine communicators which reveals the link between wine culture and ‘art de vivre’” said Stylianos Filopoulos, Director of Wine in Moderation-Art de Vivre, “our aim is to encourage responsibility in the communication and appreciation of wine.

Ryan Opaz, founder and CEO of Vrazon said, “We are proud of what we built and achieved with the Born Digital Wine Awards. They are the only awards to accept entries in different languages, and with a systematic approach to judging that really helps to promote new voices alongside the established names.

The Born Digital Wine Awards were launched in 2011 to focus attention on the range and quality of wine-related content being published online across the world in different languages. In its first two editions, the awards received over 500 entries from 24 countries and in more than a dozen languages, and past winners include Tim Atkin MW, Jim Budd, Wink Lorch, but also less well-known names such as Nick Stock, Giorgia Guarienti and Andrea Frost.

More information will be available soon on: http://borndigitalwineawards.com

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For further information on the Born Digital Wine Awards, brought to you by Wine in Moderation, please contact:

Vrazon:

Ryan Opaz, Founder & CEO,
Vrazon Digital Wine LDA.
ryan@vrazon.com
+351 927 605 381
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Wine in Moderation:
Stylianos Filopoulos
Director, Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Aisbl
styl@wineinmoderation.eu
+32 (0)2 230 99 70

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

About Vrazon

The Vrazon team also organises the annual Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC) and is committed to encouraging online wine communication.
http://www.vrazon.com

About Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre

Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Programme launched in 2008 by the European wine sector, is the tangible and measurable contribution of the wine business community to reinforce responsible drinking patterns as a social and cultural norm. WIM is a common programme centrally coordinated and implemented nationally, with the capacity to adapt into local needs respecting cultural diversity and regional identities.

The Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) aisbl is an international not for profit association founded in 2011 by the European wine sector to coordinate the WIM programme and expand its reach in Europe and beyond. Members of WIM aisbl include national wine associations from Europe and S. America and leading wine companies, highly respected for their excellence and their social responsibility.

http://www.wineinmoderation.eu

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