Something I have always hoped would happen one day has finally happened! Hungarianwines.eu is organizing the very first Hungarian web writing contest!
The contest is divided into three categories and each category has a specific extra prize orientated around the topic. The articles have to be in either English or Hungarian and will be checked by a panel of three or four judges. There will be three Hungarian winners and three English winners.
Let’s break down the categories and prizes;
The best English article of all three categories will receive a 4 day (3 night) all inclusive trip to Hungary (from 16 till 19 August 2018). This also includes a return airline ticket from any European city to Budapest with one normal luggage. You will receive accommodation for three nights, meals, transfers to the airport and back, transfers to the program venues and at least three exclusive winery visits.
The other two category winners will also receive the trip in Hungary but they will have to purchase an airplane ticket themselves.
Talk about Tokaj, the sweet wine region of Hungary. A region with a history going back decades. You can talk about anything you like as long as it is about Tokaj, the recent changes in Tokaj, a sub region, a wine style, how Tokaj is changing to deal with the tourism. This is in my opinion one of the best topics, there is still so much to be said about Tokaj!
This category is pretty straight forward, write about a Hungarian red wine, a style, a grape variety or a wine region. Everything works!
The last category allows you to write about about food and wine! Wine and food pairing or a different view on wine and gastronomy, it can all go in here!
The deadline to enter the contest is 30 June midnight. All articles should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, the email should include a link to the article, the name, email address and telephone number of the contestant.
The articles will be judged by the specific jury members between 1 and 15 July. On the 20th of July three winners of each category in English and Hungarian will be announced on the web page. From 21 July till 5 August midnight people can vote, one person can only vote once. The contestant who will receive the highest number of votes in all three categories added up in the given language will become the absolute winner. There will be an absolute winner in both languages.
The rules of the contest can be found on at the bottom of the page here in both English and Hungarian.