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Entries open for Renault MSA Young Journalist & Photographer of the Year awards

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is inviting submissions for the 2012 Renault MSA Young Motor Sport Journalist and Photographer of the Year awards.

Established in 2002 with support from Renault UK Limited, the 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. Each winner will receive a trophy and a cheque for £1000 at the MSA’s Night of Champions ceremony at the Royal Automobile Club in January. In addition the winning photographer’s images will be framed and hung at Motor Sports House and will appear in MSA magazine.

Jeremy Townsend, Renault UK Communications Director, said: “Renault UK has a great history of supporting young motor sport talent, both on and off the track. We are proud that we have now sponsored the MSA Young Motor Sport Journalist and Photographer of the Year awards for a decade, during which time they have unearthed new talent, rewarded more established names and provided a real career boost for the sport’s top young media prospects.”

Colin Hilton, MSA Chief Executive, said: “The Renault/MSA awards give two winners each year a great platform from which to further develop their careers, as well as the chance to collect their awards at the MSA’s Night of Champions at the Royal Automobile Club. Moreover, they give all aspiring young motor sport journalists and photographers an invaluable opportunity to get their work in front of a panel of esteemed judges from both the motor sport media and the sport itself.”

Candidates must have been aged 25 or under on 1 January 2012 and be able to demonstrate published work involving domestic UK motor sport. They can work in 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 and entries must be sent to the MSA by 1 November 2012.

Previous winners

Journalist: Dan McCalla, Motorsport News
Photographer: Dominic Romney, freelance

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

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

Journalist: Ed Foster, Motor Sport
Photographer: Drew Gibson, LAT

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

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

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

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

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

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

6 September 2012