The finalists in the Guild of Motoring Writers’ Annual Awards have been announced in the run-up to the Guild’s 75th Anniversary dinner and awards ceremony. The winners will be revealed at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London on Thursday 5 December 2019.
A total of 250 submissions were entered in the 15 award categories open to professional motoring journalists, photographers and authors with more than £15,000 on offer to the winners who each also take home an engraved trophy.
New to the competition for 2019 is the Specialist Writer Award sponsored by the Vintage Sports Car Club which will go to the author of the best feature on pre-war motoring.
Another new award for this year is the GOMW / MIPAA Young PR Professional of the Year title which has been created to mark 50 years of the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association and the 75th birthday of the Guild. It will be presented to the leading PR aged 30 or under who has impressed the judging panel with their efforts and contribution to the industry over the past 12 months.
Returning after a year away, the Commercial Vehicle Writer title has new sponsorship from CNH Industrial, while Bentley takes-over as the sponsor of the Editor of the Award.
In a change of procedure the Journalist of the Year Award will be selected from the individual award category winners making it a ‘best of the best’ honour – and this year the award will be sponsored by insurance, risk management and specialist financial consultants Gallagher.
Entries came from Guild members in Europe, Asia and the Americas as well as across the UK.
The winning entries will be available to view on the Guild website www.gomw.co.uk from Friday 06 December 2019.
Guild Awards 2019 Finalists
AA Campaigning Journalist of the Year
Audi Photographer of the Year – General
Audi Photographer of the Year – Motorsport
British Car Auctions Feature Writer of the Year
Bentley Motors Editor of the Year
CNH Industrial Commercial Vehicle Writer of the Year
GKN Automotive Consumer Journalist of the Year
IAM RoadSmart Safety Award
Market Engineering Award for Automotive Technology Journalism
Mercedes-Benz Award for the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy
Daniel Cabart & Gautam Sen – The history of Ballot
Philip Porter – Gordon Murray – One Formula 50 Years of Design
Simon Taylor – John, George and the HWMS
Newspress Young Writer of the Year
Peugeot Motorsport Cup
Prova PR Business Writer of the Year
RM Sothebys Classic Writer of the Year
VSCC Specialist Writer of the Year
GOMW and MIPAA Young PR Professional of the Year
Also to be announced by the Guild at the dinner will be the following awards:
Guild of Motoring Writers’ Journalist of the Year sponsored by Gallagher
Guild Driver of the Year
Guild Rider of the Year
Special Contribution Award sponsored by Kia