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Hey We Heard You Like Big Engines! | The Custom Rims Award

Custom Rims Award

The modern car won’t be modern for much longer. Rising fuel prices and new modes of energy production mean we’ll be driving (or being driven) around in electric cars in the space of a few decades. Let’s celebrate the beginning of the end, with an award on all things motorcar.


Hey We Heard You Like Big Engines!

The Custom Rims Award


Short List & Writing Contest

Read the full short list and winners announcement.

Writing Prompt

Write a story with cars as your main focus. It could be about illegal street drags, restoring classic cars, a car crash, or something else. Just cars, OK?


All genres welcome in this award. Try to keep it specific to cars though. So medieval fantasy and historical fiction might be out by default.

Word Count

600 of your most supercharged, fuel efficient words.

Dude Date

All entries due 27 September (Sunday) 2015.


First prize receives 5000 words feedback from NiTH team on a story or manuscript of your choosing.

All entries received feedback from judges by request.

Entry Format

Include a cover image that suits the story, or a profile image of yourself. (If you’ve already submitted a profile image leave it blank and we’ll add it for you).

Also include:


Author name

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters  

How do I submit?

You can submit your story here.




  1. Graham

    When’s the due date?

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