winners 2017

The best motoring journalism and photography of 2017 was honoured at The Guild of Motoring Writers' annual dinner and awards at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London, on Thursday 30 November.

Click each winner's name to see their winning entry (note some are large files and may take some time to download).

AA Campaigning Journalist of the Year

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Winner: Ray Massey
Presented by AA president Edmund King
Highly Commended:  Jack Carfrae / Maria McCarthy

Audi Photographer of the Year – General

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Winner: Nick Dimbleby (received on his behalf by Mike Valente)
Presented by Audi UK head of PR Jonathan Zammett
Highly Commended: Luc Lacey / James Lipman

Audi Photographer of the Year – Motorsport

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Winner: Jakob Ebrey
Presented by Audi UK head of PR Jonathan Zammett
Highly Commended: Jeff Bloxham / John Mountney

British Car Auctions Feature Writer of the Year

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Winner: James Taylor
Presented by BCA public relations manager Tim Naylor
Highly Commended: Dale Drinnon / Jack Carfrae

DS Automobiles Editor of the Year

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Winner: Paul Barker (part 2, part 3)
Presented on behalf of DS Automobiles by John Handcock
Highly Commended: Maggie Barry / Hilton Holloway

GKN Driveline Consumer Journalist of the Year

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Winner: John Evans
Presented by GKN Driveline media relations manager Michael Clarke
Highly Commended: George Barrow / Ray Massey

IAM RoadSmart Safety Award

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Winner: Gustavo Ruffo
Presented by IAM RoadSmart head of communications Karen Jones
Highly Commended: Chris Knapman / Dan Trent

Market Engineering Award for Automotive Technology Journalism

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Winner: Lem Bingley
Presented by Marketing Engineering's Richard Gotch
Highly Commended: Graham Heeps / Chris Pickering

Mercedes-Benz Award for the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy

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First: Anders Ditlev Clausager Wolseley – A Very British Car
Presented by Mercedes-Benz senior press officer Joanne Watkins and Lord Montagu
Second: John Nikas Rule Britannia – When British Sports Cars Saved a Nation
Third: Tony Lewin The BMW Century

Newspress Young Writer of the Year

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Winner: Jack Benyon
Presented by Newspress editorial director Tim Bowdler
Highly Commended: Jack Phillips / Sophie Williamson-Stothert

Peugeot Motorsport Cup

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Winner: Andrew Charman
Presented by Peugeot head of communications James Parfett
Highly Commended: James Taylor / Nick Trott

Prova PR Business Writer of the Year

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Winner: Simon Duval-Smith (part 2, part 3)
Presented by Prova PR's Richard Postins
Highly Commended: David Leggett / Ray Massey

Renault UK / The Guild of Motoring Writers’ Journalist of the Year

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First: James Ruppert
Presented by Guild chairman Andrew Noakes and Renault UK communications director Jeremy Townsend
Second: Ray Massey
Third: Paul Barker

RM Sotheby’s Classic Writer of the Year

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Winner: David Burgess-Wise (received on his behalf by Ray Potter)
Presented by RM Sotheby's car specialist Paul Darvill

Highly Commended: Sam Dawson / Malcolm Thorne

TMD Friction Ltd The Textar Mintex Don Commercial Vehicle Writer of the Year Award

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Winner: Louise Cole
Presented by TMD Friction marketing director Lawrence Bleasdale
Highly Commended: James Gordon / Brian Weatherley

Guild Driver of the Year

Winner: George Russell

Guild Rider of the Year

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Winner: Sam Sunderland
Presented by Guild chairman Andrew Noakes and BRDC president Paddy Hopkirk

President’s Trophy

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Winner: Sir Frank Williams (received on his behalf by Paddy Lowe)
Presented by Guild president Nick Mason

Special Commendation for a Contribution to Motoring
sponsored by Kia

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Winner: Warwick Manufacturing Group (received by Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya)
Presented by Kia corporate communications director Steve Kitson and Guild chairman Andrew Noakes

Phil Llewellin Student Journalist of the Year
sponsored by CAR

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Winner: Illya Verpraet
Presented by Beth Llewellin and CAR Magazine's James Taylor
Highly Commended: David Lynch

Pemberton Trophy

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Winner: Matthew Carter
Presented by Guild chairman Andrew Noakes

Motoring Research Breakthrough Journalist

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Winners: Alan Bradley and Andrew Clews
Presented by Motoring Research managing director Richard Aucock
Highly Commended: Tom Roberts

Congratulations to all the winners! 

Photos by Jakob Ebrey, Mike Valente and Chris Adamson