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Announcements and Updates

The James Beard Awards are given in many categories, including chefs and restaurants, books, journalism, broadcast media, and restaurant design, leadership, humanitarian, and lifetime achievement. Please see the Awards Policies and Procedures for more information on the process.
 
 

We are now accepting entries for the 2020 James Beard Awards. Enter now.

 

Restaurant and Best Chef Regional Awards Redistricting

 

In an effort to remain current with the constantly evolving restaurant demographics across the country, every few years the James Beard Foundation takes a deeper look at how its awards regions are distributed. After an in-depth analysis of population and restaurant density data performed with the help of outside data consultants, the awards regions have been redistributed for 2020 and going forward. More information about redistricting can be found here.
 

2019 James Beard Award Winners

 
Congratulations to all the 2019 Restaurant and Chef and Media Award winners!
 
Missed the live streams? Catch up on the Media Awards and Restaurant and Chef Awards

AWARDS KEY DATES

Open Call for Entry Deadlines


Oct 1, 2019: Open call for entry and recommendations for all Awards programs
Dec 1, 2019: Book Entries*
Dec 1, 2019: Leadership Recommendations
Dec 2, 2019: Restaurant and Chef Recommendations
Dec 9, 2019: Must receive physical books at warehouse for Book Awards entries
Dec 9, 2019: Broadcast Entries*
Dec 16, 2019: Journalism Entries*
Jan 20, 2020: Restaurant Design Entries*

*For work that will be released during 2019, but after the call for entry, email awards@jamesbeard.org before the corresponding deadline to enter.

Announcement Dates


Feb 26, 2020: Semifinalist Announcement
March 25, 2020: Nominee Announcement
April 24, 2020: Media Awards
May 3, 2020: Leadership Awards
May 4, 2020: Chicago Gala
 

AWARDS KEY DATES

Open Call for Entry Deadlines


Oct 1, 2019: Open call for entry and recommendations for all Awards programs
Dec 1, 2019: Book Entries*
Dec 1, 2019: Leadership Recommendations
Dec 2, 2019: Restaurant and Chef Recommendations
Dec 9, 2019: Must receive physical books at warehouse for Book Awards entries
Dec 9, 2019: Broadcast Entries*
Dec 16, 2019: Journalism Entries*
Jan 20, 2020: Restaurant Design Entries*

*For work that will be released during 2019, but after the call for entry, email awards@jamesbeard.org before the corresponding deadline to enter.

Announcement Dates


Feb 26, 2020: Semifinalist Announcement
March 25, 2020: Nominee Announcement
April 24, 2020: Media Awards
May 3, 2020: Leadership Awards
May 4, 2020: Chicago Gala
 

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