MacDonald, a photography student at UCE, zoomed past the chequered
flag to the finishing line to scoop
the 2003 Young Motor Sport Photographer of the Year award.
Jonathan was presented with a £1,000 cheque and a trophy by
Max Mosely, the president of FIA (World Governing Body of Motorsport)
at a lavish ceremony held at the RAC Club in London, which was attended
by many of the top names in motorsports.
receiving his award from the President of the FIA
said: "I'm delighted to have won this award and amazed that
they chose me, as it's only my first year of taking motor sport
photographs on a full-time basis.
launched my own company 'Motorsport PR' last February and since
then have been supplying photographs for the rally newspaper Pacenotes.
"It's great to have received recognition for my hard work."
of Jonathan's winning photography
dad John played a major part in me becoming interested in rallying
and photography. He has been following events for many years while
taking photographs as a hobby. When I was about 10 years old he
took me to an event - the rest is history!"
Professor Rod Pilling, head of the Media Department at Birmingham
Institute of Art and Design, said: "Jonathan has a passion
for motor sport and has developed into an accomplished photographer
taken by Jonathan
hope this will be the first of many successes for him."
finsihing his degree at UCE Jonathan is hoping to pursue a career
as a motorsport journalist or photographer - and winning awards
such as the Young Motor Sports photographer of the Year means he's
well on his way to achieving his goal.