Entries for the 20th annual Wills Writing Awards closed on Wednesday 29 February.
Entries totalled 116, similar to last year. Of these, 39 were in the under 26 category, 33 were in the under 19 category, and 44 were in the under 15 category.
The expected timetable is as follows:
- By Wednesday 21 March, entrants will learn whether or not they have been shortlisted.
- By Wednesday 28 March, those shortlisted will learn, confidentially, whether or not they are winner or runner-up in their category.
- On Wednesday 18 April, the results will be publicly announced and the awards presented at Newmarket Racecourse.
Notes for editors:
The Wills Writing Awards are for creative writing around a horseracing theme by young people.
The Awards are organised by the Martin Wills Memorial Trust, a UK-registered charity. The Trust commemorates Martin Wills, a journalist and amateur jockey who died in April 1992, aged 39.
Charles Ponsonby - 01993-811 717 / firstname.lastname@example.org - Chairman, Martin Wills Memorial Trust
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