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Former Stamford Endowed School pupil wins Motorsport UK Young Journalist and Photographer of the Year 2019




A 23-year-old from Stamford has been recognised for his journalism skills.

Former Stamford Endowed School pupil, Matt Kew, has been presented with the Motorsport UK Young Journalist and Photographer of the Year award for 2019.

The award aims to encourage a new generation of reporters and photographers, under the age of 30, who are working within motorsport.

Matt Kew being presented the Motorsport UK Young Journalist and Photographer of the Year award
Matt Kew being presented the Motorsport UK Young Journalist and Photographer of the Year award

Matt said: “It was a great honour to win the award.”

He also noted that many of the journalists whose work he has grown up reading have previously won this accolade.

At the awards, which took place on Saturday (January 25), the judges commended Matt’s knowledge of motorsport and his ability to put current sporting news into historical context.

Matt Kew being presented the Motorsport UK Young Journalist and Photographer of the Year award
Matt Kew being presented the Motorsport UK Young Journalist and Photographer of the Year award

Matt's first article was published in the Mercury when he was 12 after he approached the paper asking to write a piece on the Stamford Car Show.

He said: “I never thought about it at the time; I probably still wanted to be a pilot or something.”

Matt’s dad, Chris Kew, said: “He’s always had a passion and interest in cars.

“He got into it at Rockingham Racetrack, I used to take him along as a toddler."

Matt has been working full-time at Autosport UK for the past two years and also worked as a free-lance reporter while studying at university.

This season Matt will be covering Formula E - a single seater motorsport championship that uses only electric cars - which will feature ex-Formula 1 drivers.

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