A Welsh journalism graduate has won a £1,000 prize, a driving experience at Silverstone and work experience at two of the UK’s top automotive publications.
Niall Evans, from Bridgend, was one of four students taking the automotive journalism module at Cardiff University, with work entered for the annual prize offered by Welsh Motoring Writers.
But the prize presentation differed this year from previous years, as it was held remotely via Zoom. WMW chair, Simon Harris, joined three of the students in the virtual presentation, along with, Tim Holmes, associate director PGT at Cardiff University, School of Journalism, Media and Culture.
Some of the work submitted looked at the implications of autonomous technology and electric vehicles, while one article covered vehicle modifications.
Niall’s work looked at the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the new car sales infrastructure, and how it has increased appetite for buying cars online. In addition to his cash prize, Niall will now get a high performance driving course with Porsche at Silverstone and a fortnight at Haymarket Publications working on What Car and Autocar magazines, when the restrictions have lifted.