Believe it or not, it’s now time to start thinking about the 2018 MPG Awards.
The MPG Awards is a national program, and we’re soliciting works from the best outlets, large and small. We enthusiastically encourage all journalists and photographers to think about the best work that they (or a colleague) have done during 2018, and to get it in as early as possible for judging. Recognizing such work is something that encourages excellence in our chosen profession, and that helps to make what we do better understood by all.
As a reminder, in order to qualify, an article, video, book, or photograph must have been published for the first time in 2018. We’d like to invite you to make a submission. Have you written or read a great automotive news story this year? Is there a video, photograph or social media post that has turned your head, or a book that has informed you and caught your interest? Make note of it – when submissions open (scheduled for October), you can submit your own work or inspire others to submit their work, whether they are MPG members or not. If you’ve discovered a colleague’s work and think it is worthy of submission, but you’re not connected to them, you can email us at info@MotorPressGuild.org, and give us the details so that we can reach out and invite them to submit.
To submit an entry access the MPG Awards entry form
So, give it some thought, and start collecting and nominate your favorite works of automotive journalism now. The deadline for submission is January 15, 2019. Our annual awards ceremony will be held February 24, 2019.
This year’s MPG Best of the Year Award categories are:
• MPG Best of the Year: News Article
• MPG Best of the Year: Feature Article
• MPG Best of the Year: Video Review (streaming, YouTube, network, website)
• MPG Best of the Year: Featured Video
• MPG Best of the Year: Audio Program/Podcast
• MPG Best of the Year: YouTube Channel
• MPG Best of the Year: Social Media Feed (e.g., Instagram, Twitter, Facebook)
• MPG Best of the Year: Book
• Bob D’Olivo Award for Photography
Entries in each category will be judged by select three-person MPG panels with the individual “Best of” category winners then considered by an executive committee for the overall 2018 Batchelor Award honor. The Dean Batchelor Award for Excellence in Automotive Journalism is awarded to one of the recipients of the Best of the Year Award.
Anyone may nominate a work for consideration for a 2018 award. Nominees in all categories do not have to be Motor Press Guild members.
For more information about the MPG Awards, please visit the MPG Awards page.
To submit an entry for the 2018 MPG Awards, please access the MPG Awards entry form.
We very enthusiastically encourage all journalists and photographers to think about the best work that they (or a colleague) have done during 2018, and submit it for judging. The deadline for nominations are December 15, 2018.
This year’s awards will be presented on the evening of February 24, 2019 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.