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Tech and business titles in line for prestigious GOMW Awards

Two new categories feature in the 2022 Guild of Motoring Writers Awards, the winners of which will be presented with their awards during a black-tie dinner held at the Royal Automobile Club in December.

The Mercedes-Benz Technical Publication of the Year and the Torque Agency Group Business Publication of the Year join the 14 different categories of awards with cash prizes on offer alongside trophies.

Titles competing for the two new awards do not have to be staffed by Guild members to enter.

The Mercedes-Benz Technical Publication of the Year carries a £500 prize and a trophy and is for technology publications that show an increased focus on automotive subject matter. 

The judges are looking for publications that have successfully translated automotive content with a focus on cutting-edge technology so that it can easily understood by a consumer audience.

The Torque Agency Group Business Publication of the Year, which also offers a £500 prize and a trophy, is open to all business media publications, be they retail, fleet, commercial vehicle, engineering, aftersales, supply chain or manufacturing. 

Judges are looking for clarity in editing, design and writing together with well-researched content which helps readers understand the complexities of the business side of the UK auto industry, as well as examples of innovative approaches titles have taken to embrace digital channels to help them engage and inform their audiences.

Entries for both these and all the other awards can be made on the official form which is available on the Awards homepage at

The period for submitting entries will last until midnight on Friday 30th September and, following judging, finalists will be announced in November. Work published between 1st October 2021 and 30th September 2022 will be eligible for consideration.

The awards presentation will be held at its traditional home of the Royal Automobile Club on 1st December, during the Guild’s Annual Dinner, which always features leading figures in automotive journalism and the industry.

Guild judges will select from up to three submissions per entry, with the best single piece of work from three entrants selected to make up the finalists of each category.

An individual piece of material (such as a story or feature) can only be submitted into one Awards category. Books only are eligible to be entered into the Suzuki Award for the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy. The closing date for entries is 30th September 2022 and copies of books must be received by the judges by this date.

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 on email: [email protected]

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