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For the Young Writers

Post by ravanwin » Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:12 pm

the Martin Wills Memorial Trust, a UK-registered charity, is offering
its 15th annual awards for creative writing (fact or fiction) on, or
with a background in, any aspect of horseracing by young people resident
in the UK or the Republic of Ireland. Particular importance will be
attached to originality, use of language, and entertainment - a detailed
knowledge of horseracing is unnecessary.

Those aged under 26 at 1st January 2007 (other than employees of the
national and racing press and previous winners in their category, who
are ineligible) are invited to submit a single typewritten article of
*under 1,200 words* by 28th February 2007 to the Trustees, The Martin
Wills Memorial Trust, Henley Knapp Bar, Fulwell, Chipping Norton, Oxon,
OX7 4 EN or by e-mail to Name,
date of birth, address and telephone number should be stated. The
artcle ust not be published prior to the announcement of the winners of
the awards. No correspondence will be entered into, entries will not be
returned, and the judges' decision is final.

The prizes will be *£1,250 to the winner* and £750 to the runner-up,
with £500 for the best other entry from someone aged under 19 at 1st
January 2007. In addition, the winning articules will be published in
the /Racing Post/ and /The Irish Field/ and work experience on the
/Racing Post/ will be on offer. Further, the winner of the under 26
award will retain for a year a bronze trophy of two galloping horses by
Gill Wiles. The awards will be announced and presented t the Craven
meeting at Newmarket on Wednesday 18th April 2007, where those
successful will be given an expenses paid day's racing, including a
reception in a private luncheon room generously made available by the
Racecourse, plus a tour of two leading stables.

For further information see

Catherine Williamson
English Literature Department
David Hume Tower
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9JX
Tel: 0131 650 3620

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