It's that awardy time of year. Everyone's giving out their best this and best that. The I realised that there's something there isn't a prize for: beer history writing. So I've decided to start one.
The Thrale Prize will be awarded for the best piece of historical writing in the calendar year 2012. It will be decided by a committee of renowned beer historians. Well, one beer historian. Me.
Entry is free to everyone. Pieces can have appeared anywhere - blog, web page, print - or even not at all. Unpublished work is also eligible.
What do you have to do to enter? Just send me a URl, scan, copy, text document, whatever of the piece. The closing date is 31st December. You can either nominate your own work or the work of others.
What do you win? That's the best part. The winner can choose any of my wonderful books. And have the piece reproduced on this blog, if it's unpublished and that's what you'd like. I'll probably do some sort of certificate, too. Nothing fancy like an egraved tankard. I can't afford that shit.