Photo courtesy Brendan McAleer/Postmedia

Five contributors took home winning hardware in the 2015 edition of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s (AJAC) annual journalism awards.

Contributor Brendan McAleer won first place in Pirelli’s photography prize for published images for the photo you see here, which he snapped during Nissan’s NISMO festival, held last year at Fuji Speedway in Japan.

Mark Richardson was named runner-up for the Journalist of the Year prize, an award given based on a body of work; one of the stories Mark submitted was his piece about driving from Toronto to Memphis, TN to pick up Elvis, his family’s new pet dog.

For her story on Audi lighting technology, Lesley Wimbush took top prize in Wakefield Castrol’s award for automotive writing covering technical topics. Editor Jonathan Yarkony was second runner-up for the same prize, for his story about Audi’s autonomous vehicle technology.

Finally, Chris Chase won Volvo’s award for environmental journalism for his story about winning AJAC’s Eco-Run.

Brendan McAleer award-winning NISMO pic

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