The Guild of Motoring Writers has a new award for campaigning journalists in 2020, as well as those with an interest in safety.
The AA Campaigning for Safety Award combines the scope of the previous Campaigning Journalism and Safety Awards, and entries should focus on areas of safety such as road and motorway conditions or design; safety of road users whether in vehicles, on cycles or pedestrians; cycling; the environment including pollution and new technology; infrastructure and maintenance; car parking; young drivers; legislation.
Judges will be looking for a piece of writing that provokes, challenges or encourages real change among authorities, car makers and road-users in general and which shows depth of passion and commitment for the safety of all whether inside or outside a vehicle.
This award is open to Guild members only, and offers prize money of £500, although there is still time for people to apply to join the Guild in time to be considered.
Up to three pieces of work will be accepted per entrant, and the best of these will be selected to create a shortlist of finalists. The finalists will be announced in mid-January, with an awards ceremony broadcast online in February to announce the winners.
The entry form, information about the awards, and the rules for entry can be found at https://www.gomw.co.uk/awards.
Candidates are advised to read the online instructions carefully before entering. If you have any questions about the entry procedure or want to apply for Guild membership contact Honorary Secretary, Richard Netherwood email: [email protected]
Main Photo Caption: The AA’s Sarah Lewis presents Guild member Erin Baker with the AA Campaigning Journalist of the Year Award in 2019.