Open to: anyone aged between 17 and 25


£1000 and two years’ probationary membership of the Guild

The most prestigious award for young motoring writers. Created by Sir William Lyons, founder of Jaguar, and awarded to a person under the age of 25, who has a keen interest in any aspect of the motor car, motoring or road transport. The object is to encourage young people into 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  Guild chairman Richard Aucock.

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2018 Luke Chillingsworth (Highly commended: Nathan Hine/Alex Whitworth)

2017 not awarded

2016 Helèna Hicks

2015 not awarded

2014 Stephen Kilbey

2013 Ciaran O’Donnell Anderson

2012 Andrew Brady (Highly commended: 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

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