What are the Automotive

Heritage Journalism Awards?

Automotive Heritage Journalism Awards honoring 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.

  • Best Car Culture Story
  • Best Automotive Travel or Adventure Story
  • Best Personality Profile
  • Best Marque-Specific Story
  • Best Facility Story – Museum, Race Track, Proving Grounds, etc.
  • Best Heritage Motorsport Story
  • Best Restoration or Repair Story
  • Best Blog or Column (including opinion) – based on 5 examples
  • Best Automotive Heritage Book
  • Best Audio or Video Story

Contest Rules & Regulations

Eligibility

Entries must have been printed, streamed, posted, or in any way produced for public consumption during the previous calendar year. Some category overlap may occur. Entrants will decide what category to enter. Entries must relate is some way to the topic of automotive heritage, but the organizers intent is to be inclusive. 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

  • Contest opens for entry submission on January 31st, 2020
  • Deadline for entries is midnight May 31st, 2020, 12 a.m. EST.

Awards

The overall winner of each category will get a unique trophy created by renowned automobile fine artist Alex Buchan, and the winner’s entry fee will be returned.

Awards Presentation

The awards will be presented at the Brembo Hospitality Tent on the grounds of the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s. In order to attend one must have a valid press credential for Concours. Credentials will be approved for VIP attendees who are not members of the press.

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. The “Best Blog or Column” requires 5 selections or examples and that constitutes one entry. Scholarships are available to cover all or part of a student entry if needed.

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.

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…