2018 GUILD OF MOTORING WRITERS' ANNUAL AWARDS: ENTRIES CLOSING SOON

2018 GUILD OF MOTORING WRITERS' ANNUAL AWARDS: ENTRIES CLOSING SOON

Entries close THIS WEEKEND for the 2018 Guild of Motoring Writers’ Annual Awards – and with both industry recognition and a prize fund of almost £14,000 on offer, Guild members are strongly encouraged to enter. Entries are now open on the Guild website.

Two of the categories, the Renault UK Journalist of the Year and the Mercedes-Benz Montagu Motoring Book of the Year, are also open to non-Guild journalists. For 2018, some of the awards have revised criteria to make them more relevant to modern automotive journalism and to focus on the type of entries the judges are particularly looking for. Overall, there are 14 journalistic awards (covering writing, photography and editing). This year, the prize fund totals £13,750.

In each award category, a shortlist of three finalists will be selected and announced prior to the presentation evening. All three finalists will be provided with a complimentary ticket (worth £90) to the Guild’s Annual Dinner and Awards event, which takes place on Thursday 29 November at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London. The finalists will be featured in a special event programme available on the night prior to the winner of each award being announced.

The winner in each category will receive a cheque and a crystal glass trophy. Their presentation photograph will appear in the Guild’s 2019 Yearbook – the Who’s Who in the Motor Industry. They will also appear on the Guild display at the BRDC Clubhouse at Silverstone. The runners up will receive Highly Commended certificates. The closing date for entries is Sunday 30 September 2018 – so be sure to make your submissions before the 2018 Paris Motor Show begins!

Award Categories 2018

  • AA Campaigning Journalist of the Year (prize £1,000)

  • BCA Feature Writer of the Year (£1,000)

  • GKN Driveline Consumer Journalist of the Year (£1,000)

  • IAM RoadSmart Award (£1,000)

  • Market Engineering Automotive Technology Award (£1,000)

  • Mercedes-Benz Award for the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy (£1,100 / £250 / £150)

  • Newspress Young Writer of the Year (£1,000)

  • Peter James Insurance Editor of the Year (£1,000)

  • Peugeot Motorsport Cup (£1,000)

  • Photographer of the Year – General (£500)

  • Photographer of the Year – Motorsport (£500)

  • Prova PR Business writer of the Year (£1,000)

  • Renault UK Journalist of the Year (£1,100 / £250 / £150)

  • RM Sothebys Classic Writer of the Year (£1,000)

Entry Notes

Depending on the category entered, material (published or broadcast in the 12 months up to 30 September 2018), can be supplied as pdfs, jpeg scans or URL links to websites.

Entry material must be readily accessible from the date of entry until 31 December 2018. Entries should not be sent as time-restricted WeTransfer, Dropbox links or similar. Books only are eligible to be entered into the Mercedes-Benz Award for the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy.

The closing date for entries is Sunday 30 September 2018

For full details on all the award categories, prize money and an entry form, go to: http://www.gomw.co.uk/enter

Candidates are advised to read the online instructions carefully before entering. Any questions about the entry procedure, contact Honorary Secretary, Chris Adamson email: honsec@gomw.co.uk

Three finalists will be selected in each category and each will be provided with a free ticket (worth £90) to the Guild’s Annual Dinner and Awards evening on Thursday 30 November at the RAC, Pall Mall, London. Entrants are asked to ensure that they are available on this date to attend the awards should they be selected. Image credit: Mercedes-Benz.

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