There’s just one week left to enter the Guild of Motoring Writers 2019 Awards – with a chance to win a share of the £15,000 prize fund, plus trophies and certificates.
In total, there are 16 awards (covering writing, photography and editing). All the awards are exclusive to Guild members: only the Mercedes-Benz Montagu ‘Motoring Book of the Year’ contest is open to non-Guild journalists.
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 £96) to the Guild’s 75th Anniversary Annual Dinner, which takes place on Thursday 05 December 2019 at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London. The guest list for the dinner already includes two F1 World Champions and a Le Mans 24 Hours winner, as well as other celebrities from the worlds of motoring and motorsport.
The finalists will be featured in a special souvenir event programme available on the night prior to the winner of each award being announced.
The winner in each journalism category will receive a cheque and a crystal glass trophy to take home – their presentation photograph will appear in the Guild’s 2020 Yearbook – 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.
Depending on the category entered, material (which should have been published or broadcast in the 12 months up to 30 September 2019), can be supplied as pdfs, jpeg scans or URL links to websites (the material must be readily accessible from the date of entry until 31 December 2019). Entries cannot be sent as time restricted WeTransfer, Dropbox documents 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 Monday 30 September 2019. An individual piece of material (such as a story or feature) can only be submitted into one category.
For full details on all the award categories, prize money and an entry form, go to: https://www.gomw.co.uk/enter