Winner of the 2020 John Arfon Edwards Memorial Prize Niall Evans has joined Welsh Motoring Writers.
The Cardiff university graduate is currently a freelance writer and auction copywriter for online classic car sales site Collecting Cars.
Bridgend-based Niall was the recipient of the John Arfon Edwards Memorial Prize for coursework article that looked at how new car habits were shifting during the coronavirus pandemic, with a greater reliance on online sales.
His well-researched and engaging feature was selected from a number of high-quality submissions from students taking the automotive journalism module, with him winning £1,000 cash, a driving session at Porsche Experience Centre Silverstone, as well as the opportunity for a two-week work experience placement at Haymarket automotive publications.
Niall said: “A huge thanks to WMW for having me on board as a member; the ongoing support has been invaluable. I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone when events open back up, and learning more about the ins and outs of the automotive media.”
WMW chair Simon Harris added: “It’s great to see young writers of the caliber of Niall show an interest in joining our group, helping maintain our relevance to the automotive sector and strengthening our foundations for the future.
“I’m sure Niall will have many opportunities for input as we navigate through this remarkable period of rapid transformation for the automotive sector, and we look forward to him joining us on group events.”