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What are the Automotive

Heritage Journalism Awards?

The Automotive Heritage Journalism Awards honor journalists, editors, producers, photographers, and others who produce stories focused on automotive history, culture, and aesthetics. Entries will be from print, web, audio, video, any combination, or any other platform. It’s the story-telling we’ll honor.

We’ll honor the stories best told within an automotive heritage theme (no modern vehicle topics, please) relating to the following categories:

  • Car Culture
  • Automotive Travel or Adventure
  • Personality Profile
  • Facility – Museum, Race Track, Proving Grounds, etc.
  • Heritage Motorsport
  • Automotive Heritage Book
  • Audio or Video
  • Heritage Innovation

Competition Rules & Regulations

Eligibility

Entries must be original work that was printed, streamed, posted, or in any way released for public consumption during the CALENDAR YEAR 2020. Entries can only be entered in a single category, chosen by the entrant. Entries must relate to the topic of automotive heritage, and while the organizers intent is to be inclusive, the entries should cover subject matter that is at least 20 years old. Stories should be available online until at least early July to be accessed by the judges. Books or other entries not online can be entered by making arrangements with the organizers at the “Contact Us” link on this site. Entrants have an opportunity to describe their entry during the submission process, and we encourage that. If the organizers deem an entry ineligible for any reason it will be returned with a refund of the entry fee.

Timelines

  • Entries begin February 1st, 2021
  • Entry deadline May 31st, 2021 midnight EST

Awards

The overall winner of each category will get a unique trophy created by renowned automobile fine artist Alex Buchan.

Awards Presentation

The AHF Journalism Awards will be presented at an event to be announced. Our traditional date in late July will stand if possible. In the meantime, watch this space and our regular Bulletins for updates.

Criteria & Submissions

Criteria

We will be honoring stories well told, regardless of media. Each entry will be evaluated by an expert judging team on the basis of overall quality, significance, precision, journalistic integrity, and aesthetics. Judges will be chosen from among the heritage automotive community, including journalists, academics and others who are knowledgeable, respected and steeped in the appreciation of automotive heritage.

Rights to Submissions

All submissions remain the property of the owner of the material. Event organizers may request limited use for promotional purposes.

Entry Fee

The entry fee is $50.

Submitting Your Entry

All entries must be submitted on this website. Articles and works must be submitted with the payment. Your information is secure behind an encrypted SSL. Click the button below to begin the submission process.

Bulk Submissions (Organizations Only)

If you have a bulk submission (10 or more), please contact us at info@autoheritageawards.com to gain access to the bulk submission form. We will provide instructions and work with your organization to determine the best method of submission.

Submissions Are Now Closed

Past Gold Medalists

Best Heritage Travel/Adventure Story 2019

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Lyn Woodward Gold Recipient 2019 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition The Rebelle Rally A 7-Day, 1,200-mile, Women Only, GPS Free Test of Endurance, Brains and Heart

Best Heritage Motorsport Story

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Gary Horstkorta Gold Recipient 2019 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition One for the Ages - Racing Special During the early 1950s, sports car racing in the United States was in…

Best Automotive Heritage Book 2019

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Karl Ludvigsen Gold Recipient 2019 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition Reid Railton: Man of Speed (two-volume),  book Excerpt from Page 272 "It's Quickest by Railton" Much better suited to wedding…

Best Marque-Specific Story 2019

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Karl Ludvigsen Gold Recipient 2019 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition Toward the Tucker: Creating Preston Tucker's Bid for Glory,  Article We can't be specific about when or why Preston Thomas…

Best Heritage Personality Profile 2019

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Graham Kozak Gold Recipient 2019 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition The Man & His Cars: Ralph Lauren on style, driving—and why he doesn't think he's a collector,  Article WHAT REALLY…

Best Heritage Facility Story 2019

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Daniel Strohl Gold Recipient 2019 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition The houses that T built (and that built the T): Tracking down the assembly plants of Ford’s first distributed production…

Best Blog or Column 2019

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Burt Levy Vintage Motorsport,  PureBS Column Best-in-category Trophy Winner 2019 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition This is a tsunami year for Datsun/Nissan in North American motorsport. At Sebring, one of…

2019 AHA Journalism Awards Winners

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Best Heritage Personality Profile Gold | Graham Kozak - The Man & His Cars: Ralph Lauren on style, driving - and why he doesn't think he's a collector - Autoweek…

2018 Automotive Heritage Award Winners List

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2018 Competition Results We had many submissions, and the best of the best were selected in several categories. Here are the entire Awards Competition results. Including the Journalism Competition, Lifetime…

Best Heritage Motorsports Story – AHA Journalism Awards

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Graham Robson Gold Recipient 2018 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition Silver Speedster,  Article Article available in the March-April 2017 issue of The Star, the Official Magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club…

Best Marque Specific Story – AHA Journalism Awards

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Don Keefe Gold Recipient 2018 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition A High Price for Perfection: Saga of the Gaylord, Article Excerpt from The Article The years immediately following the end…

Best Car Culture Story: AHA Journalism Awards

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Ted Zombek Gold Recipient 2018 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition Back in Service,  Article Article available in the March-April 2017 issue of The Star, the Official Magazine of the Mercedes-Benz…

Best Personality Piece – AHA Journalism Awards

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Preston Lerner Burbank, California Gold Recipient 2018 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition Strong Man,  Article Excerpt from The Drive Home II Series. As we walk, I can’t help thinking about…

Best Facility Story: AHA Journalism Awards

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Ted O'Dell Jackson, Michigan Gold Recipient 2018 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition Hackett Auto Museum,  Video Silver Medalists Bronze Medalists
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Best Blog or Column – AHA Journalism Awards

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William Hall Milwaukee, Wisconsin Gold Recipient 2018 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition The Drive Home II Series,  Blog Excerpt from The Drive Home II Series. The Drive Home II, the…