Pairing Wine with a Photograph
Few photographers can capture an image like Ansel Adams, whose photograph The Tetons and Snake River taken in 1942 will be used as the prompt for this year’s George T. Gamblin Memorial Scholarship. We are so grateful for the right to publish the photograph on this website and for the opportunity to share this beautiful piece of artwork in hopes of inspiring Stage 2 Master of Wine Students.
SCHOLARSHIP PROMPT 2019 - PAIR A WINE WITH THIS PHOTOGRAPH
Entrants are asked to pair one wine with the above image, The Tetons and Snake River, taken by American photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams in 1942. The wine pairing (including all of its relevant information, such as vintage, producer, and origin) should be explained in no more than 800 words. Please ensure that your responses are detailed, creative, and be sure to explain why you selected the pairing, as well as what elements of the wine and photograph connect to each other.
The purpose of this exercise is to think about how a particular image can uniquely affect its viewer, and in turn, how that emotional interaction can affect what you might enjoy drinking at a moment in time. There is no “correct” selection; the exercise simply allows entrants to explore what a photograph evokes, and ultimately connect that feeling to a particular bottle of wine.
For its second vintage in 2019, this scholarship is open to all registered Stage 2 MW students who are sitting the exam in June 2020.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Submissions will open on October 14, 2019 and close on November 10, 2019.
· Unlike a typical MW essay, entrants are encouraged to approach the topic with a more creative voice. Submissions need not be in a particular format with an introduction, body, and conclusion, though organized thoughts and clear messaging are required.
· Submissions must be written in English.
· Submissions must not exceed 800 words (excluding name, word count, and statement of permission to publish)
· Submissions must be original, unique thoughts from the entrant. No previously submitted or published work will be accepted.
· Please be advised that the winning essay will be publicly published on the George T. Gamblin Memorial website along with the winner’s name, and therefore by submission, entrants grant permission for this publication.
· Please email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to November 10, 2019. No essays will be accepted after November 10, 2019.
· Please email your submission from an email address that you check regularly, as this is how we will contact the winner.
· Please note that all submissions will be read anonymously prior to deciding the winner.
· Submissions should include the entrant’s first and last name, MW Stage, word count, and selected wine pairing at the top of the first page of their submissions. You must also include a statement granting permission to publish: “By submitting this essay for the George T. Gamblin Memorial Scholarship, I grant permission for its publication on the website. I confirm that this is my own, unique work, not previously submitted or printed in any other publication.” Below is an example:
MW Stage 2: Practical Only
Word Count: 750
Chosen Wine Pairing – Please include Vintage, Producer, Origin as if wine were featured on a wine list
By submitting this essay for the George T. Gamblin Memorial Scholarship, I grant permission for its publication on the website. I confirm that this is my own, unique work, not previously submitted or printed in any other publication.
$500 USD with the intent to be used toward the purchase of wines for the practical portion of the Master of Wine exam, if such situation applies to the winner. The winner of the scholarship will be announced on December 2, 2019.