Best Wine Student

Proudly Sponsored by
The University of Adelaide.

In recognition of excellence in wine studies by a current student, studying at tertiary level.

This award acknowledges an individuals’ high achievement in their studies, demonstrating exceptional research skills, thorough understanding of their wine topic and ability to communicate their findings in an outstanding piece of written work. 

Entry criteria

  1. Open to individuals or teams living in Australia and currently enrolled in a recognized Australian wine education course at University, TAFE or independent college. 
  2. Entries need to be based on a research paper, project or assignment that has been conducted during the course of their studies (presented in a paper or project format). 
  3. The research paper, project or assignment needs to have been published or submitted in the English language for marks between 31 August 2020 and 31 August 2021.
  4. If submitted for marks please provide the final grade and markers commentary.

Entry Fee:

No entry fee applies to award nomination submissions for this category.

Judging criteria:

  • Technical skill of the writer – grammatically sound style and construction
  • Relevance of content to the audience and the industry
  • Depth and display of knowledge on the topic
  • Entertainment and creativity – ability to engage the reader
  • Presentation and layout of the written work – is it end user friendly


The winner will receive: one year’s membership to WCA (valued at $170), a framed award certificate and exclusive WCA 2021 award-winner print and web graphics to use in personal marketing and communications.

Entries have now closed for the 2021 Wine Communicator Awards.