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Thank you for visiting the James Beard Awards entry page. Please use the links below to register and submit an entry for the 2019 James Beard Awards. The submission forms will be available beginning October 15, 2018.


2019 Leadership Awards Deadline: Dec 1, 2018 Leadership Criteria and Categories
2019 Book Awards Deadline: Dec 7, 2018 Book Criteria and Categories
2019 Restaurant and Chef Awards Deadline: Dec 31, 2018 Restaurant and Chef Criteria and Categories
2019 Broadcast Media Awards Deadline: Jan 2, 2019 Broadcast Media Criteria and Categories
2019 Journalism Awards Deadline: Jan 2, 2019 Journalism Criteria and Categories
2019 Restaurant Design Awards

Deadline: Jan 25, 2019


EXTENDED UNTIL FEB 4, 2019 ($50 Late fee applied after Feb 1)

Restaurant Design Criteria and Categories

In order to support our values of inclusion and diversity, changes have been made to the James Beard Awards process. Learn more about these changes.


With the support of S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, who is committed to shining a spotlight on diverse voices in the industry, the James Beard Foundation will waive the entry fee this year for our Book, Broadcast, and Design awards during the first two weeks of the open call, from October 15 to 29, 2018. For work to be published or released after the window closes, (i.e. between October 29, 2018 and December 30, 2018), the Foundation will allow individuals to write in for exception, which the committees will review on a case by case basis.


To ensure the Journalism awards attract new voices, the entry fee for first-time submissions will be waived for the entire entry period (October 15, 2018, through January 2, 2019). Individual writers who have never submitted a work and who have never had their work submitted on their behalf by a media company to which they contribute are eligible for this free entry.


There is no fee to recommend candidates for the Restaurant and Chef Awards.


In addition, for the first time, we are soliciting recommendations for the James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards.


To learn about the JBF Awards policies and procedures. For more information, email us.


Save the Date! 


Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Semifinalist Announcement

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - Nominee Announcement

Friday, April 26, 2019 - Media Awards Dinner, NYC 

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - Leadership Awards Dinner, Chicago

Monday, May 6, 2019 - Awards Gala, Lyric Opera, Chicago

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