The Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) is pleased to announce the 45 finalists in its 2019 awards competition. The awards, which recognize excellence in 15 categories, received 373 entries, the largest in contest history. Started in 1986, AFJ’s awards competition is the nation’s longest-running contest for food journalists.
Categories sometimes change, and this year, the 15 categories included awards for audio and video food coverage; business coverage; policy coverage; restaurant criticism; food coverage; food photography; and newspaper food features, among others. Finalists represent all platforms.