FEBRUARY 2, 2006
Want to be an F1 reporter?
Being a Formula 1 reporter is the dream of many race fans but it is not an easy thing to do. Having said that Bridgestone has hit on a good idea to help young journalists in their struggles to make it in the big time. The Japanese tyre company is running a competition to find its third annual Bridgestone eReporter. This year eight finalists will be chosen and will be taken to a Grand Prix in Europe and will each write about the GP2 race which supports the Grand Prix. The stories will be published on the Bridgestone Europe website. the winner will then be chosen by a panel of judges including TV journalist Tony Jardine and GP2 spokesman Will Buxton, who got his first break in the business with www.grandprix.com. The winner will then be given the opportunity to report on other Bridgestone activities worldwide. In addition to that they will have a film and production crew at their disposal so that thay can put together a video release showcasing the tyre manufacturer's work in various sectors, including motorsport and safety.
The competition is open to students between 18-30 years of age and currently studying at a European university or high school for the duration of 2006. You need to go to www.bridgestone-eu.com/e-reporter and enter and then e-mail a submission to the judges by March 31.
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