|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 Damon Hill OBE, the 1996 FIA Formula 1 World champion.
Candidates must have been aged 25 or under on the 1 January 2007 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, 2007.
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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 is borne out by the fact that many of the previous winners have gone on to work for some of the very top titles within the motor sport media.
“The age of those entering has ranged from as young as 12 right up to 25 and come from not just specialist press but also regional media and smaller circulation publications from across the country.
“We recognise just how important it is to provide promising young talent with the right kind of recognition and support and therefore welcome all young journalists and photographers covering all types of motor sport in the UK to enter. It is also of course very exciting for us here at the MSA to see the winners receiving their awards at our Night of Champions."
Tim Jackson, Press & PR Director, Renault UK, comments: “Renault`s racing heritage in the UK spans more than 30 years and in that time has a proud track record of encouraging and nurturing the very best young engineers and drivers, most notably both Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton.
“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.”