Original thinkers can be difficult people to track down, but this month Autocar is looking for some.

The closing date for our Next Generation Award is about to pass, and in the hope of drumming up a late surge of submissions, I thought I’d make one last appeal to the forum faithful to enter. Do you have ideas that could change the car industry? Then tell us about them.

Have you got what it takes to change the car industry? Click here for for full details on how to enter the competition

The award itself is designed to challenge those lucky enough to be considering, particularly studying for, a career in the car industry. It’s open, therefore, only to students in tertiary education. But for those students, I reckon it offers the chance of winning a pretty good route into the industry, not to mention £6000 in cash; read more about here.