Britain’s Next Top Motoring Journalist?

Coventry University student Mark Rainford is one of ten finalists in a competition to find the next top motoring journalist.

The competition, Write Into Gear, saw 1000 entrants whittled down to just ten who were taken to Shell’s refinery in Cheshire to learn about how Shell V-Power is made and about Shell’s relationship with the Ferrari F1 team. The ten finalists were then asked to write a 300 word article about their trip and what they learned about Shell V-Power.

The articles have been passed to a public vote and the top five in the vote will be sent to the panel of judges who will select three finalists to visit the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy. The winner of the final challenge will win a three month paid internship at Auto Express magazine.

Mark said:

“I am delighted that I have made it into the final ten of this competition. Being a motoring journalist has always been my dream and if I can win the competition I will achieve my ambition and gain vital experience in the industry. I hope that any success I achieve will reflect well on Coventry University who have provided me with an excellent course.”

You can show your support for Mark by clicking on the maximum five stars at: www.writeintogear.co.uk/shellv-power/category/finalists/The deadline for voting is 17 January 2010.

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