|Entries for the 2019 HWPA Derby awards have opened and you only have until Wednesday 9 October to submit your entries.
This year there will be THREE writing awards and TWO photography awards.
The HWPA have also introduced an EMERGING TALENT AWARD. This will be open to candidates under 30 years of age and covers the full range of media platforms – written (Print & Online), Photography, Social Media and Broadcasting.
You can enter a MAXIMUM OF TWO CATEGORIES.
Entries, which must be submitted by Wednesday 9 October, should contain three pieces of work which should have been produced/published since October 8, 2018.
Entries for Writer Awards and the Emerging Talent Award should be sent to email@example.com
Please mark your entries clearly with your name, contract telephone number and which category you are entering.
Awards are open to HWPA MEMBERS. If you are not a member you must pay our annual subscription of £25 to have your entries considered.
PLEASE PAY ONLINE NOT VIA THE HWPA WEBSITE
Horserace Writers Association
Account number: 80078751
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(make sure your payment reference incudes your name)
HORSERACE WRITER OF THE YEAR (Clive Graham Trophy)
Entries can include features, comment and considered material over the range of the sport.
REPORTER OF THE YEAR (John Oaksey Trophy)
Emphasis in this category will be news stories, reflecting a candidate’s news-finding ability but also includes any piece written to a live daily deadline including race reports.
Analytical writing on racing. This could also include tipping columns and writing on the bloodstock industry.
EMERGING TALENT (Alan Lee Trophy)
This will seek to identity a younger member of the racing media (Under 30) who has made a significant contribution. This could be written (Print, Online, Social Media, Blogs), Photography or Broadcasting.
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
PICTURE OF THE YEAR
The HWPA would like to thank Alan Crowhurst, a previous winner of the Photographer of the Year Award, who will be administrating this year’s competitions.
Alan will not be involved with the judging but will recruit a panel of experienced professional sports photographers to judge the entries. Rules for the 2019 Photography Awards are.
Entries will be electronic and not print version.
Entries will consist of SIX images for the Photographer of the Year award.
Entries will consist of ONE image for Picture of the Year award.
Standard darkroom techniques only to be applied to images.
Images must have been taken between October 8 2018 & October 6 2019 inclusive.
No images shot on video and then made into a still image can be entered.
Please size the images to 3000 pixels on the longest side, and saved at 10 in Photoshop.
Image file names can be anything as they will be changed when received.
If you would like them viewed in a particular order then please number them 1-6 within the file name.
All images are to be sent via ‘We Transfer’ to firstname.lastname@example.org
‘We Transfer’ will send an email to Alan when images have be sent. It will also send an email to the sender when the images have been downloaded by Alan.
THE AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE HWPA DERBY AWARDS LUNCH AT THE ROYAL LANCASTER HOTEL ON MONDAY 2 DECEMBER.
ALL NOMINEES WILL RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY TICKET TO THE DERBY AWARDS
TICKET ORDERS CAN BE SUBMITTED TO: email@example.com