YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A PHIL – and a whole lot more!

mb worldWANT to be a motoring journalist?

Aged between 13 and 17? Want to write (or talk) about cars for a living? Here’s a chance to make a name for yourself with leading UK car journalists AND win all these great prizes:
* £1000 in travel vouchers (courtesy of Audi UK)
* the loan of an Audi of your choice for your parents for a week
* a tour of the Aston Martin plant at Gaydon, Warwickshire and a passenger ride with one of the company’s test drivers
* a visit to Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands, Surrey for a tutored drive and lunch for yourself and your parentsWin an Audi for a week

What is a Phil?

The Phil Lewellin award (The Phil) sets out to encourage creativity in young people interested in telling a story of motoring, cars and travel.

It’s been established by the Midland Group of Motoring Writers in memory of one of our founder members, Phil Lewellin, and reflects the joy he brought to readers worldwide with his tales of travelling by car.A trip to Aston Martin's Gaydon factory is part of the prize

How to win a Phil

You need to show us you can tell a story about cars and travel which entertains the judges. They’ll be looking for creativity and the ability to use the chosen medium to best effect.
The topic for the story is ‘my perfect car and the journey I’d take in it’.

Typical entry formats might be:
– written article/blog of around 500 words
or – video/vlog/YouTube posting of minimum 90 seconds
or – podcast/audio file of minimum 2 minutes
or – photo-essay/Instagram diary of at least 10 images
or – any combination of the above
You can choose your own format and style. Be yourself.

Entries (either URL-link or hard copy/memory drive) should be sent to:
Rupert Saunders, 14 Bell Lane, Byfield, Northants NN11 6US
or email:
Your entry must be with us by Sunday, March 1, 2015.

Small print about the Phils

The award is open to anybody over the age of 13 and under the age of 18, on March 1, 2015. You must be resident in the UK and the entry must be your own, original work.
The entry can be stand-alone work or hosted on any social media platform open to people aged over 13.
There is no maximum length to any entry.
Don’t forget to include your contact details.