Awards Winners

New sponsors and increased prize money feature in the 2018 Guild of Motoring Writers’ Annual Awards, which are now open for entries.

Some of the awards have revised criteria to make them more relevant to modern automotive journalism and to focus on the type of entries the judges are particularly looking for. There are 14 journalistic awards with a total prize fund of £13,750.

Peter James Insurance has joined the list of award sponsors taking over the Editor of the Year category, while the prize money has been increased both in the IAM RoadSmart Road Safety and Market Engineering Technology categories.

In each award category a short-list of three finalists will be selected and announced prior to the presentation evening – all three finalists will be provided with a complimentary ticket worth £90 to the Guild’s Annual Dinner and Awards event on Thursday 29 November at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, London. The finalists will be featured in a special event programme available on the night prior to the winner of each award being announced.

The winner in each category will receive a cheque and a crystal glass trophy to take home, and their presentation photograph will appear in the Guild’s 2019 Yearbook. The photos will also appear on the Guild display at the BRDC Clubhouse at Silverstone. The runners up will receive Highly Commended certificates.

Material for entry should have been published or broadcast in the 12 months up to 30 September 2018. PDFs, JPEGs or web URLs can be entered online, and in some categories physical copies of publications can be posted to the Honorary Secretary. All material entered must be readily accessible from the date of entry until 31 December 2018. WeTransfer, Dropbox and similar services are not acceptable.

The closing date for entries is Sunday 30 September 2018.

For full details on all the award categories, prize money and an entry form go to the awards pages. If you have any questions about the entry procedure contact honorary secretary, Chris Adamson at 

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