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Entries open for Renault MSA Young Journalist and Photographer of the Year

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is inviting submissions for the tenth Renault MSA Young Motor Sport Journalist and Photographer of the Year awards.

Established in 2002 with support from Renault UK Limited, these two awards are designed to recognise and encourage the new generation of motor sport reporters and photographers working within UK motor sport. A panel of recognised experts from the sport and the media will consider the applications and the winners will receive their awards at the MSA’s prestigious ‘Night of Champions’ ceremony in January.

The winners not only receive recognition as notable talents of the future, but also cheques for £1000. In addition the winning photographer will have their pictures displayed on the walls within Motor Sports House, and might also see their work printed in MSA magazine.

Renault Communications Director, Jeremy Townsend, said: “Renault UK has a long track record of helping young talent in motor sport, not just on the track but also off it. It is rewarding to see the roll of honour that has been produced in the past decade and we look forward to continuing this in the future.”

MSA Chief Executive, Colin Hilton, said: “The Renault MSA Awards have helped aspiring young journalists and photographers onto the career ladder, and boosted those already on it. The standard seems to improve every year and we look forward to welcoming this year’s winners to the Royal Automobile Club in January.”

Candidates must have been aged 25 or under on 1 January 2011 and be able to demonstrate published work involving domestic UK motor sport. They can come from local, regional, specialist or electronic media and are required to submit a minimum of three published articles or photographs from the UK media this year.

Application forms are available by email from media@msauk.org and entries must be sent to the MSA Press Office by 11 November 2011.

Previous winners:

2010
Journalist: Rob Ladbrook, Motorsport News
Photographer: William Neill, freelance

2009
Journalist: Ben Anderson, Autosport
Photographer: Dominic Romney, freelance

2008
Journalist: Ed Foster, MotorSport
Photographer: Drew Gibson, LAT

2007
Journalist: Steven English, Autosport
Photographer: Drew Gibson, LAT

2006
Journalist: Kevin Turner, Autosport
Photographer: Michael Hoyer, freelance

2005
Journalist: Glenn Freeman, Motorsport News
Photographer: Gavin Ireland, Racecar Engineering

2004
Journalist: Gemma Briggs, Racecar / Haymarket
Photographer: Glenn Dunbar, LAT

2003
Journalist: Tim Redmayne, Motorsport News
Photographer: Jonathan MacDonald, Pacenotes

2002
Journalist: Will Gray, Collings Sport
Photographer: Jakob Ebrey, Jakob Ebrey Photographic

2 September 2011