2016 MARTIN WILLS WRITING AWARDS FINAL REMINDER ENTRIES CLOSE ON 31 JANUARY
Frankie Dettori, who will be presenting the prizes
“There are 494 yards between the last fence and the winning post in the Grand National at Aintree – and, for about 480 of them, I was, last Saturday afternoon, the happiest man in the world…”
Some of the best things are written in haste! And the line above is from John Oaksey’s remarkable account of Carrickbeg’s 1963 Grand National defeat by Ayala. You can read the full article in the Lines of Brilliance section on the Martin Wills Writing Awards website: http://www.willswritingawards.co.uk/lines-of-brilliance/John_Oaksey_in_Horse_and_Hound/48.htm
There is still time to enter this year’s Martin Wills Writing Awards, with entries closing on 31 January. This year, there are four categories – Under 26, Under 18, Under 15 and Under 12 – plus a tweet competition open to everyone under 26 (ages as of 1 September 2015).
With over £3,000 in prizes and the chance to be published, it is worth a go!
Information on the Awards is available atwww.willswritingawards.co.uk and also via Facebook - Wills-Writing-Awards and Twitter @WillsAwards.
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