2016GMWAwardsA06AACampaigningJournalistLouiseColeIanCrowderDSC 2066

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£1000 plus trophy

Introduced in 2014, this award recognises excellence in the reporting of campaigning issues that affect road-users or related campaigns within the authors remit. The scope of the award is wide and entries can be written in a campaigning manner (i.e the journalist or publication calling for a particular course of action) or reflecting the campaigning calls of others. The entry must express views on, or aim to change opinion about, matters of importance to readers. This could include issues such as:

  • road and motorway conditions or design
  • safety of road users whether in vehicles, on cycles or pedestrians
  • cycling
  • the environment including pollution and new technology
  • infrastructure and maintenance
  • car parking
  • motoring costs including fuel
  • young drivers
  • legislation

The judges will be looking for a strong editorial campaigning position with, where appropriate, a clear call to action, for example to police, highways authorities, government, TFL, Europe or indeed road-users themselves.

Year Winner Highly commended
2016 Louise Cole Colin Barnett
David Williams
2015 Louise Cole  
2014 Alex Grant