Open to: motoring writers aged 23 or underjaguar

£2000 and two years’ probationary membership of the Guild

The most prestigious award for young motoring writers. Presented by Sir William Lyons, founder of Jaguar, and awarded to a person of British nationality resident in the United Kingdom, under the age of 23, who has a keen interest in any aspect of the motor car, motoring or road transport. The object is to encourage young people in automotive journalism, including broadcasting and to foster interest in motoring and the motor industry through these media. 

Notable previous winners include Tony Dron, David Vivian, Tim Pollard and former Guild chairman Richard Aucock.

Year Winner  Highly Commended 
2016 Helène Hicks  
2015 not awarded  
2014  Stephen Kilbey  
2013  Ciaran O’Donnell Anderson  
2012  Andrew Brady Sophie Williamson-Stothert
2011 Alex Michaelides  
2010 Tim Swietochowski  
2009 Rhian Angharad Jones  
2008 Peter Adams  
2007 George Barrow  
2006 Dimitri Pesin  
2005 Tom Callow  
2004 Leslie Mabon  
2003 not awarded  
2002 Harry Blanchard  
2001 Piers Ward  
2000 Claire Stares  
1999 Tom Armitage  
1998 Richard Aucock  
1997 Alistair Weaver  
1996 Tim Pollard  
1995 Peter Knivett  
1994 Richard Ellis  
1993 Tom Barnard  
1992 Michael Le Caplain  
1991 Jonathan Noble  
1990 Mark Bishop  
1989 not awarded  
1988 Stephen Steele  
1987 Nicolas Velody  
1986 Angus Frazer  
1985 not awarded  
1984 Tim Watson  
1983 Lance Cole  
1982 Paul Clark  
1981 not awarded  
1980 Peter Williams  
1979 Anthony Dodgins  
1978 David Hatter  
1977 Ian Bamsey  
1976 Louise Quinnell  
1975 Ian Gow  
1974 David Vivian  
1973 Paul Simpson  
1972 not awarded  
1971 Charles Cook  
1970 not awarded  
1969 George Hinton  
1968 Tony Dron  
1967 C.S. Hales  
1966 J.C. Gorton