Don’t panic – this is not a competition for a kick by kick account of a football match or an in-depth account of an athletics
meeting. FreeBetsFreeTips, the organisers, are happy to accept prose or poetry, fiction or non-fiction. And it’s free entry – so no excuse not to have a go.
The prizes are £50, £30 and £20 plus publication on the Free Bets Free Tips website. Word count is 1500. You can write about any subject as long as it relates to sport. The organisers are looking for something exciting, original or even abstract.
Closing date is 13th May 2012 and last year’s winning entries can be read here.
By the way, if you Google ‘Sally Jenkins’ you will discover the Wikipedia entry for an American sports writer. Amongst many other things she wrote cyclist, Lance Armstrong‘s story – ‘It’s not About the Bike‘.
Maybe I should enter this competition and see if I can emulate my namesake’s success in this field…