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2011-11-15 14:43

GUILD WINNERS: Motoring Journalist of the Year 2010 Egmont Sippel and Motoring Photographer of the Year 2010 Inga Hendriks.

Wheels24 motoring writer Lance Branquinho* has taken three awards in the 2010 SA Guild of Motoring Journalists’ ‘Motoring Journalist of the Year’ awards.

He won the overall Internet Motoring Journalist of the year title as well as the Internet Motorsport Journalist of the Year award and was commended for his magazine writing.


An SAGMJ media release named Egmont Sippel, formerly of the Media24 group, as South Africa’s top motoring writer for “delivering his trademark top-quality work in a number of categories.

“One should not attempt to define a gift,” noted the judges. “One is either inexplicably gifted or you’re not. Egmont Sippel is a gifted writer. Why? He combines attributes that rescue him from mundane wordplay. He loves words, metaphor and myth and projects this love on to a field he clearly enjoys.”

Freelance photographer Inga Hendriks scored her second consecutive win as Photographer of the Year, of whom the judges wrote:

“This photographer’s keen eye, wonderful understanding of light and attention to detail, consistently displayed on all her work, gave her the edge to come out ahead of a fiercely competitive group of outstanding photographers.”

TOP ON THE INTERNET: Wheels24's (until recently) writer, videographer and photographer Lance Branquinho.

*Wheels24 congratulates all those named below, in particular Lance Branquinho who (bad news for us!) recently joined Media24's new motoring magazine Top Gear SA. Good one, Lance!

The full results:

MOTORING, Magazines: Ray Leathern; runner-up Egmont Sippel; commended Lance Branquinho (Wheels24).
MOTORSPORT, Magazines: Egmont Sippel; runner-up Aaron Borrill; commended Adrian Burford.
MOTORING, Newspapers: Egmont Sippel; runner-up Sukasha Singh.
MOTORSPORT, Newspapers: Egmont Sippel; commended Minesh Bhagaloo.
MOTORING Internet: Lance Branquinho; runner-up Gordon Hall; commended: Sukasha Singh.
MOTORSPORT Internet: Lance Branquinho; runner-up Steve Mearns.
MOTORING, Television: Hannes Visser; joint runners-up Waldo van der Waal and Lindsay Vine.
MOTORSPORT, Television: Hannes Visser; runner-up Waldo van der Waal.
MOTORING, Radio: Roger McCleery; runner-up Mark Smyth, commended Ashref Ismail.
MOTORSPORT, Radio: Commended Jeanette Kok-Kritzinger.
MOTORING, Photography: Inga Hendriks; runner-up Marc Bow; commended Seagram Pearce.
MOTORSPORT, Photography: Dave Ledbitter.

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