A ride in an Aston Martin and £1,000 to spend on a holiday are on offer to someone aged between 10 and 16 for writing a short story.

And the winner’s mother or father will have the pick of the current Audi car range, free for a week.

The prizes come from the Midland Group of Motoring Writers and are in memory of one of its members, the late Phil Llewellin who contributed to magazines all around the world.

The Phil Llewellin Award is aimed at budding motoring writers, aged between 10 and 16. To enter, you should write a story of about 500 words on ‘my perfect car and the journey I'd take it in’.

Then email your story to brian.vertigen@btinternet.com.

Closing date is January 8, 2012. Please include your full name, date of birth, home address and telephone number.

A trophy and the prize package will be presented to the winner in the new year.

You can see the current winner at mgmw.co.uk.

Midland Group chairman Ian Donaldson said: “The most recent winner of the competition has just got back from a holiday in Italy, paid for by the £1,000 of travel vouchers she won in the competition.

“Her mum and dad loved their week in a new Audi cabriolet and the winner is still talking about the trip to Aston Martin’s HQ and a ride in one of the company’s fantastic cars with a test driver at the wheel. And she won't ever forget actually driving a new Mercedes on a test track!”