The Galliova Food and Health Writers’ Awards (Galli= Latin for chicken, ova = egg) are awarded annually to the best food and health writers in South Africa, whether writing for a magazine, newspaper or verified online publications or portals. The food writers‘ award recognises excellence in food writing, visual appeal, food styling and the overall promotion of South Africa’s food culture. The health writers’ award recognises excellence in balanced and evidence based reporting on health, including nutrition related issues. The Galliova awards are sponsored by the South African Poultry Association (SAPA).
The entry period for the Galliova Awards 2016 is now open.
Published work from November 2015 to October 2016 is eligible for entry (PDF’s for October magazine issues will be accepted)
All entries must be received by 16h00 Wednesday 7th September 2016.
Late or incomplete entries cannot be considered. All entries will be acknowledged by e-mail.
The 2016 Galliova Awards are open to food and health writers of South African newspapers, magazines and verified online media only.
Digimags, emails or online portals and websites need to have been in existence for a minimum of one year and need to be hosted on their own domain. Google Analytics for the website would need to be provided for a minimum of three months during 2016 and also for each article in order to judge interaction and traffic.
Submitting your work:
Downloadable entry form to be completed and submitted with entries
6-12 articles per person (maximum 12 articles per person for health and food writers awards) will be accepted. A minimum of four full length articles plus two snippets need to be submitted for the health writers awards.
Format of submissions: All magazine and newspaper entries need to be submitted in hard copy prints or originals and placed within a flip file only.
5 final copies must be supplied by each entrant for the food awards and 3 for the health awards. These must be placed in the correct date order either an A4 or A3 flip folder only according to the publication size.
As the awards are sponsored by the South African Poultry Association, all entrants will be required to include a minimum of two articles where eggs are included. Submissions for the Egg Champion Award will be required to include at least one egg feature within the submission. This feature will need to highlight eggs and not only include eggs as an ingredient in recipes or as a mention in an article. (If there is more than one entrant from the same publication for the Egg Champion Award, one egg feature published between November 2015 and October 2016, will need to be included in each entrants submission, even if it is by another contributor to show that the publication has promoted eggs during this period.
All entries need to be couriered to: 6 Swemmer Road, Silvamonte, (Sandringham), Johannesburg, 2192.
*Please note: The use of a courier service is strongly recommended as the postal service is not always reliable and unfortunately this may result in a late entry which will not be accepted. SAPA cannot be held liable or responsible for the late arrival of entries.
The 27th Galliova Awards will honour food and health writers within the below categories:
Six awards worth a total of R115 000 will be presented this year.
These include the two main awards:
Galliova Food Writer of the Year (magazines) (R25 000) and
Galliova Food Writer of the Year (newspapers and weekly titles) (R25 000),
Followed by the four affiliated awards:
Health Writer of the Year (R15 000);
Up and coming Food Writer of the Year (R15 000, one award);
Online food or Health Writer of the Year;
The Galliova Egg Champion ( R20 000, one award – both health and food writers can enter).
No runner up prizes will be awarded.
Categories and criteria 2016
Galliova Food Writer of the Year (magazines)
All South African monthly magazine food writers are eligible to enter the Galliova Food Writer of the Year Award.
Galliova Food Writer of the Year (magazines)
The Galliova Food Writer of the Year award will be eligible for all South African newspaper and weekly food writers. This person would need to show creativity, understanding of egg recipes and overall passion for food excellence.
Galliova Food Writer of the Year (newspapers and weekly titles)
South African newspapers and weekly magazine food writers are eligible to enter the Galliova Food Writer of the Year award.
The food writers for the above two awards need to show creativity, understanding of egg recipes and overall passion for food excellence in the entries. The following criteria will be taken into account for the food writers’ awards:
Originality and consistency of articles and recipes.
Relevant and informed use of eggs.
Factually correct, concise, relevant, affordable and understandable recipes.
Writing – clarity, communication, easy and enjoyable reading.
Understanding and addressing specific target market needs.
Visual appeal and layout of article.
Health Writer of the Year:
Health media who have shown overall excellence in health writing, including understanding and informed referencing to eggs will be eligible to enter the Health Writer of the Year Award. This is open to magazines and newspapers.
The following criteria will be taken into account for the health writers awards:
Originality, creativity and innovation
Objectivity & balance, perspective & angle of article
Relevant & informed use of eggs, linked to key health messages
Contribution to contemporary debates and accessibility to target audience
Up and Coming Food or Health Writer of the Year:
Media who have been in the industry for a maximum of four years will be eligible to enter the Up and Coming Food or Health Writer of the Year. The up and coming food writer would need to show creativity, understanding of egg recipes and overall passion for food excellence. The up and coming health writer would need to provide information on the important role of eggs, the health benefits of eggs in the diet and general promotion of health and well- being. Please see criteria above.
Galliova Egg Champion
The Galliova Egg Champion is awarded to the food writer that uses the most eggs, uses eggs in the most creative way and uses the most visually appealing egg-related visuals. The health writer entering the Galliova Egg Champion award will need to inform readers in an inspiring and innovative manner about the health benefits of eggs as part of a balanced diet. A minimum of one main egg feature will need to form part of the Egg Champion submission.
Criteria for online entrants will include the above food and health criteria plus the following:
Google Analytics for both website and articles
Subscriber details if relevant for email newsletters
Interaction and traffic on the article
There is no entry fee.
Entrants will be judged on the above set criteria and by a panel of judges. Entrants will be scored out of a total 100. Following the scoring process, the judges will meet in to discuss scoring of the entries in order to ensure that the judging process is fair and transparent and to determine finalists.
Galliova Lunch Ceremony:
Galliova Award finalists will be invited to an invitation-only awards ceremony on 21st October 2016 to be held in Cape Town. Johannesburg finalists in the various categories will be advised by early October 2016 and will be flown to Cape Town for the day of the event.
The competition is organised by the South African Poultry Association (SAPA).
In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct, results and all other matters relating to the competition, the decision of SAPA and the judges shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
By entering the competition, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete. SAPA reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.
A maximum of 12 articles are allowed per entrant.
As the awards are sponsored by SAPA, entrants for the various awards should ensure that eggs are included in some of the articles as stipulated above to, to show that their publication has promoted eggs during this period.
All other submissions for other categories must include a minimum of two articles which make reference to eggs or include eggs in the recipe.
Competition entries must be made in the manner and by the closing date and time specified on the notes to entrants. Failure to do so will disqualify the entry. (Please take note of “Submitting your work” section.
Entry form needs to be filled out, signed by all entrants and printed for inclusion with entries
Google Analytics need to accompany online entries and will be verified by a digital specialist.
Only final October magazine proofs will be accepted and checked against final print copies for authenticity. If there are inconsistencies between the proof and the print copy the entry will be discarded.
Proof of courier cannot be accepted as proof of delivery. SAPA cannot accept responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, alteration of or unauthorised access to entries, or entries lost, damaged or delayed as a result of postal or other strikes, server functions, technical issues, virus, bugs or other causes outside SAPA’s control.
Entrants should note that unless stated otherwise, SAPA does not accept responsibility for the return of any entries, including those consisting of artistic or other material.
Winners will not be announced prior to the awards event.
The judges reserve the right to move an entry into a different category if they deem it to be more appropriate.
The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Prizes are awarded at SAPA’s discretion and no prizes will be awarded as a result of improper actions by or on behalf of any entrant. Where entries are being judged on creative or artistic merit or other subjective criteria, SAPA and/or the competition judges (acting reasonably) reserve the right not to select a winner, and/or to remove or amend selection criteria and/or the structure and operation of the competition if entries are not of the requisite standard.
Winners may be requested to take part in promotional activity and SAPA reserves the right to use the names and addresses of winners, their photographs and audio and/or visual recordings of them in any publicity.
2016 Galliova Food and Health Writers’ Awards highlight emerging Journalist and artistic talent
Drum magazine’s Hope Malau has been named the Galliova Food Writer of the Year in the weeklies/newspapers category. Taking top honours alongside him was Louisa Holst of Ideas/Idees, who was awarded the Galliova Food Writer of the Year title in the magazine category. The winners received their awards at the 2016 Galliova Food and Health Writers Award ceremony, hosted at Youngblood in Cape Town on Friday, 21 October 2016.
This year’s awards emphasised the importance of supporting emerging food and health writers, and it was with much anticipation that Nomvuselelo Mncube of Food & Home Entertaining was awarded the Galliova Up and Coming Food Writers Award. Also honoured at the ceremony was Salomé Delport and Vickie de Beer, both of Rooi Rose magazine, who walked away with the Galliova Health Writer of the Year Award and Galliova Egg Champion Award for the most creative use of eggs and visually appealing egg-related visuals respectively.
The theme of this year’s awards was ‘the art of food and health writing’, and entrants were expected to showcase fresh, new approaches to editorials featuring eggs.
Charlotte Nkuna, senior SAPA executive, who addressed guests at the awards ceremony, said this theme had been incorporated into various elements of this year’s ceremony, including the innovative venue.
She told guests SAPA had heeded the call from food and health writers on several fronts, including the need for a Galliova awards event with a difference and increased emphasis on and support for young journalists working in these two areas.
“We received many requests that this year’s event be different. Today’s venue not only symbolises art, but it also embraces the youthfulness, edginess and newness that is so much a part of what South Africa is all about today. Youngblood is not just any art gallery, but a hub for up and coming artists that aims to act as a springboard so that they can ultimately become self-sustainable,” Nkuna told guests. “On the topic of up and coming talent, this is something we have placed great emphasis on this year. Feedback from younger journalists indicated they felt they couldn’t compete with the exceptional levels of food and health writing from our more experienced journalists. One of the objectives of the 2016 Galliova Awards Committee was to increase the number of entrants in the Up and Coming category, and we are happy to confirm that this has increased. Thanks to the many experienced journalists and past Galliova winners who are mentoring and encouraging these younger journalists.”
Assessing the entries this year were judges Sumien Brink, editor-in-chief of VISI and Plascon SPACES magazines; Dorah Sitole, former editor and food editor of True Love magazine and cook book author; Anna Montali, former food and deputy editor of Food & Home Entertaining; Marco Torsius, managing director of El-Azaar Poultry Farm in Bloemfontein and a member of the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) committee; consultant dietitian Madeleine de Villiers; and emeritus associate professor in nutrition and dietetics and part-time consultant, Martinette Stretch.
The Galliova Awards are now in their 27th year, and regarded as South Africa’s largest and most prestigious annual food and health journalism awards. They honour the country’s outstanding food writers for their excellence in food writing, food styling and the overall promotion of SA’s food culture as well as local health writers for their writing excellence and balanced reporting on health and nutrition issues.
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Galliova Awards 2016
All the 2016 Galliova winners and Chairman of the SA Poultry Association Agmat Brinkhuis
Willie Bosoga of SAPA congratulates Louisa Holst on her award as the 2016 Galliova Food Writers of the year (Magazines).
Willie Bosoga of SAPA congratulates Hope Malau on his award as the 2016 Galliova Food Writers of the year (Newsapers/Weeklies).
Willie Bosoga of SAPA congratulates Vickie de Beer as the 2016 Galliova Egg Champion.
Willie Bosoga of SAPA congratulates Salome Delport on her award as the 2016 Galliova Food Health Writer of the year.
Willie Bosoga of SAPA congratulates Nomvuselelo Mncube on her award as the 2016 Galliova Up & Coming Writer of the year.