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Friday, 12 August 2011

La Scala Studios Short Story Competition 2011

Pippa Ireland presenting prize in 2010 to E Headland
I took part in this contest last year, and won a prize. The judges are well-selected for this contest and the prizes are many and varied. If you enjoy writing contest, I’d advise a go at this one SA.

Following the success of last year's competition, La Scala Studios is pleased to launch another short story competition this year. Entry is open to all, with special prize sections for Pony Club and Riding Club members, Yorkshire residents and racing themed stories. This is a competition designed to encourage creativity, especially in the young. We are grateful to all those sponsors from last year who have come on board again this year to generously support this important competition, and we welcome the new sponsors that have pledged their support this year. Also, we are delighted that Jefferies Saddlery have taken over as the major sponsor which includes the choice of one of their superb saddles for the winner of the first prize in the equestrian section. Moreover, we are also pleased to announce that the judges will once again include Penny Grubb, the award winning author, and John Fairley of Channel Four Racing. So all you need to do is get writing!

1st Prize:£200
2nd Prize:£100
3rd Prize:£50
1st Prize - A brand new saddle of the winner's choice from the Jefferies Saddlery range
2nd Prize - A brand new English leather bridle from Jeffries Saddlery
3rd Prize - A pass to the Bramham International Horse Trials 2012
Runners up prizes in the major sections include: Insurance vouchers, a polo lesson, a specialist equine infrared treatment, saddlery shop vouchers, a gift pack from renowned artist Susan Alison

Yorkshire residents:
1st Prize - A day bout at the Great Yorkshire Show 2012 plus a signed copy of The Jawbone Gang
Runner up - A day out at Beverley Races  (last year, I won this prize and had a very interesting day out to a venue I wouldn’t normally have visited  SA).
Best entry from a Pony Club and Riding Club member each wins a high quality plastic moulded hay
Best entry from a Yorkshire Pony Club member wins an equine infrared treatment


A VIP day out at the races at any of the following racecourses: Doncaster, Folkestone, Lingfield Park, Royal Windsor, Southwell, Worcester or Wolverhampton on a date of the winner's choice (excluding Doncaster's St Ledger Festival, Lingfield's Sportingbet Winter Derby, or Totesport Derby Trial). The prize includes a 3-course lunch or dinner with a bottle of champagne in one of Arena's premiere viewing restaurants, with a table for the day, racecards, premiere badges and car parking. The winner's party will be offered a visit to the paddock with a racecourse executive, and a mini behind the scenes tour of the weighing room and pre-parade room, where they might get to chat with the jockeys.

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