A competition is offering young writers a week’s work experience on the Racing Post and a chance to have their work published in the paper and the the Irish Field.
The Martin Wills Memorial Trust is asking for entries to its 11th annual awards for journalistic articles (fact or fiction) on, or with a background in, any aspect of horseracing. There are two sections, for writers under 19 and under 26 resident in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.
A a total of £2,500 in prize-money is at stake. The judges include Brough Scott, editorial director of the Racing Post and sports feature writer of The Sunday Telegraph and Richard Edmondson, racing correspondent of The Independent.
Martin Wills was an amateur jockey and journalist who died in 1992.
For more competition details visit www.racenews.co.uk/martinwills.