Breeders' Cup Opens Writing Awards

Posted Aug. 31, 2016

 

The Breeders’ Cup will present two Writing Awards to honor excellence in coverage of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

The Joe Hirsch Award for Outstanding News Reporting and The Bill Leggett Award for Outstanding Feature Writing are the two categories. Contestants may enter one submission per category.

Deadline for Entry is Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.

Joe Hirsch Award for Outstanding News Reporting: The submissions for the Joe Hirsch Award for Outstanding News Reporting must be a focused recap story of a Breeders’ Cup World Championships race written and posted on the night of the race. Time zone differences are taken into consideration regarding posting of the article. The competition is open to those affiliated with a newspaper, magazine, wire service or internet site.

Bill Leggett Award for Outstanding Feature Writing: The submissions for the Bill Leggett Award for Outstanding Feature Writing - either in hard-copy publications or posted on the Internet - must be focused on some aspect of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup: an advance story on a race, an individual profile, column, or a business article on the organization and structure of the event. The competition is open to those affiliated with a newspaper, magazine, wire service or internet site.

The winners of the awards will be announced at the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters Dinner on Wednesday, November 2 in California.

Submission Instructions
1.  Write an email cover letter to jim@breederscup.com with your attached article stating the (a) category for competition (News Reporting or Feature); (b) name of publication; (c) headline of article; and (d) publication date and time of the article.

2.  Please submit your entry via email in an attached Word document or a similar format to jim@breederscup.com. Please submit the entry without your name or your publication in the document to be judged.

Please submit your entry by Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.

For more information, contact Jim Gluckson at (212) 230-9512.

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