DAVID WELCH STUDENT SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION 2016
How to enter:
The competition is open to all students aged between 16-25 currently in full-time education at school, college or university.
All entrants must submit three pieces of writing no longer than 600 words each. They must be on the subject of sport and should take a wide-ranging form. Specifically:
1. Report of sporting event (could be hang-gliding, boccia, dressage, as well as the more conventional targets, football, rugby, cricket. Colour, detail and humour welcome.)
2. A blog, opinion, feature, interview on any subject either tightly or loosely relevant to sport.
3. A Sporting Top 10. Can be straightforward like the Top 10 Performances in Rio or something far more oblique and personal. It should be an interesting or provocative selection, each of the 10 justified in short 50-70 word captions.
At least one of these three entries MUST be on the subject of women’s sport – which, we reckon, deserves the platform following the exploits of Sophie Christiansen, The GB Hockey team, Rachel Atherton and all the stars – from Rio and beyond – in 2016.
The entries must be emailed* to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 6th Feb 2017.