|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 working in UK racing and rallying. The winners not only receive recognition as talents of the future, but also cheques for £1,000.
A panel of recognised experts from the sport and the media will consider the applications. The eventual winners will receive their awards at the MSA`s star-studded ‘Night of Champions` ceremony. Last year`s prizes were presented by Sir Jackie Stewart, the three times Formula One world champion.
Candidates must have been aged 25 or under on the 1 January 2006 and be able to demonstrate published work involving 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. Entries must be submitted by 1 December, 2006.
Application forms are available from firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin Hilton, Chief Executive of the MSA, says: "This is a very prestigious prize to win for any young journalist or photographer aiming to further their careers in motor sport. That has been underlined by the increasingly high level of entries we receive each year, not just from the specialist press but also regional media and smaller circulation publications from across the country, some from those as young as 14.
”It is also exciting for us here at the MSA to see the winners receiving their awards at our Night of Champions. We recognise just how important it is to provide promising young talent with the right kind of encouragement, recognition and support and therefore welcome all young journalists and photographers covering all types of motor sport in the UK to enter. It is a fabulous award to win."
Tim Jackson, Press & PR Director, Renault UK, comments: “Renault has been racing in the UK for over 30 years and knows just how important it is for a manufacturer to support and encourage young talent. Our two championships, Formula Renault and Clio Cup, nurture the very best young drivers and engineers, but away from the track there are many special talents that also deserve recognition.
“The media is a key area and Renault UK is very proud to support this award. We again look forward to receiving all entries and wish everyone taking part the very best of luck.”
Release MSA06-46: 19 September 2006
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