2019 Awards Competition 
Entry Form

Before filling out this form to enter the AFJ 2019 Awards Competition, please read the complete contest rules and procedures

If you are entering more than one category, please fill this out once for each entry. One completed entry form must be included with each entry in each category. Fill in all blanks. An incomplete entry form will disqualify an entry. You must fill out the form all at once -- it is not possible to save a partial form and return to finish later.

If you have questions about any part of the form, please email those questions to AFJ Awards Competition Manager CiCi Williamson

All entries submitted online must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. EST March 4, 2019. THIS DEADLINE WILL NOT BE EXTENDED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

Are you a current, paid 2019 member of AFJ? (AFJ will verify membership status.) *

NAMES OF ENTRANT(S). Provide correct spelling of the name of the person(s) who should be included in press releases and on winners certificates. 

Follow-up communications will go through Entrant #1. If this entry wins a cash prize in the competition, the check will be sent to the address given below. Be sure it is current and let us know if it changes.

(Options for submitting your actual work are at the end of this section.)

Contest Category Entered (Check only one category per entry form. See the complete rules and procedures for a complete description of each category.) *


The fee per entry is $45 (USD) for AFJ members who have paid their 2019 dues prior to entering. The fee per entry for non-AFJ members is $60 (USD).   

Entry fee(s) must be paid at the time of entry. Entry fees are non-refundable except when a category is eliminated by AFJ. If an entry is disqualified for not following the rules, written notice will be given, but the entry fee will not be returned.


The entry fees are calculated per submission, not per person.

Students entering Best Writing on Food – Student Division do not pay an entry fee.

Entry fees may be paid:

(1) online for a single entry, with a credit card or PayPal, at the time the online entry form is completed; if at all possible, we strongly encourage the use of PayPal. Signing up for a PayPal account is not required to make a purchase, so please use this option to help our small nonprofit avoid costly fees. 

(2) online, for a group of entries, with a credit card or PayPal; choose the first option on the payment page of the online entry form and then click "continue" to submit the entry, listing in your email all of the entries it covers;

(3) attaching a check drawn on a U.S. bank and payable to AFJ to the entry form and mailing it to AFJ.

Should an accounting department request this information, AFJ is a tax-exempt non-profit 501 (c) (6) corporation, tax identification number 23-7324877.

Fee Amount *
I agree that the information supplied on this form is complete and accurate.
(Please sign here.) *
I confirm that I have read the complete rules and procedures for this contest, and that my entry form complies with all rules. *

You will be able to choose your payment option on the next page (student entries do not require payment). After you have successfully completed all the information on this form, click continue, below.