CHESTER teenager Chris Phillips is on the road to a glittering journalistic career.
The Christleton High School youngster has been selected as a winner of MotorSport Vision’s Young Motorsport Journalist of the Year competition.
Chris, 13, beat entries from teenagers across the country in the contest, which challenged budding journalists to demonstrate their talents by writing a 300 word report based on a video of a Formula Two race.
Chris’s report was chosen by a panel of MSV staff as one of six winning entries, which were also reviewed by professional journalist Robert Ladbrook from Motorsport News magazine, who was recently crowned Renault MSA Young Motor Sport Journalist of the Year 2010.
Robert said: “Chris’s report was very creative with a colourful use of language. He gave a good explanation of events and it was well structured with nice short paragraphs. He has great potential for the future.”
As his prize, Chris will receive a day out behind the wheel of a BMW 1 Series, as he takes part in MSV’s YoungDrive! introductory driving lesson for 11-17 year olds at Oulton Park in Little Budworth.
YoungDrive! allows children to get their first taste of being a motorist in a safe, traffic-free environment, with a DSA-approved instructor teaching them basic driving techniques and essential car control skills to build up their confidence before they are old enough to tackle the public roads.
Christleton High head of year Lisa Begbie said: “Chris is a hardworking and dedicated student and thoroughly deserves to be recognised.”
To read Chris Phillips’ winning race report, visit www.motorsportvision .co.uk/youngjourno.