There were 169 entries – the joint highest in 24 years – for the 2016 Martin Wills Writing Awards.
Of these, 34 were in the under 26 category, 16 were in the under 18 category, 51 were in the under 15 category, and 68 were in the new under 12 category.
Much credit is due to The National Horseracing Museum and BHEST, the British Horseracing Education & Standards Trust, which for the first time are associated in organising the Awards with the founder, the Martin Wills Memorial Trust. All three are registered charities. The Trustees are also grateful to the Racing Post and The Irish Field for their continuing support.
The expected timetable is as follows:
Notes for editors:
The Martin Wills Writing Awards are for creative writing around a horseracing theme by young people.
The Awards, which started in 1993, are organised by the Martin Wills Memorial Trust, in association, in 2016 for the first time, with The National Horseracing Museum and BHEST. The Martin Wills Memorial 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
Liz Ampairee 07733-331 945 / email@example.com
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