Friday, 19 March 2010

Short story competition. Please spread the word

Worth a look. There are some very good prizes. I’m judging it (apart from the racing section which is being judged by John Fairley of Channel Four Racing) but it’s being judged anonymously so I’m more than happy to recommend it to readers of my blog, many of whom will be people I know and I will be delighted to see one of them in amongst the winners. There are 4 sections – Open, Pony Club, Yorkshire resident and Racing.

The competition website is http://lascalastudios.photium.com/page9650.html

The open prizes are not at all bad, but it’s of special interest to anyone with horsey leanings because the prizes in that section are stupendous. The winner of the racing-themed story wins a VIP day out at the races for four to include a champagne lunch. The 30 prize winners will be invited to a prize presentation held at a wine reception during the international European pony championships at the end of July. They will get a free day pass to the final day of the championships to see the cross country event and / or an international rugby match. It’s a competition with a difference and is causing quite a stir in horsey circles.

Particularly gratifying has been the interest from younger writers to the extent that there were so many enquiries from under 15s that the organisers added an optional ‘age’ box to the entry form and will have the entries judged in age categories if the number of entries warrants it – so far it looks as though it will.

Please spread the word.

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