Get yourself down to Uxbridge on 5 August or Lord’s on 27 August and enter the Clydesdale Bank 40 Junior Journo Competition to take your place at Lord’s, the Home of Cricket, for the grand final
Following the huge success of last year’s Junior Journo competition the ECB, Clydesdale Bank and The Times are on the hunt again for this year’s young, sports writing talent.
The ECB is inviting Britain’s wannabe sports reporters to demonstrate their passion for the 40-over game by putting pen to paper in what is only the second Junior Journo competition. Similar to last year, all young cricket fans have to do to enter is submit their report on their favourite, most exciting Clydesdale Bank 40 game they’ve attended in an attempt to bowl over their competition and take their place in the J.P. Morgan Media Centre at Lord’s to report on the CB40 final.
Winning entries will need to hit our expert panel of judges for six, including top sports reporter for The Times, Patrick Kidd and Middlesex & England cricketer Steven Finn. The shortlisted and winning entries will be showcased on The Times online with the winners receiving the once in a lifetime opportunity to report on the Clydesdale Bank 40 final at Lord’s on September 15th.
What’s more, there will also be 50 sets of family tickets (2 adults, 2 children) up for grabs in a prize draw for all entries.
As part of the Junior Journo competition, children aged 11yrs and under and 12-16yrs can send a written or multimedia report on a Clydesdale Bank 40 game they have watched to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be sent before the competition closing date on Monday 3 September 2012.
Middlesex & England cricketer, Steven Finn commented: “For as long as I can remember I have had a passion for cricket and journalism so being able to bring both of these together and inspire young cricket fans to put pen to paper is an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.
“Hopefully this will encourage more young fans to enjoy the game and get even more from it. No doubt there will some amazing entries and I’m really looking forward to reading every one of them.”
Steve Elworthy, Director of Marketing and Communications at the ECB commented:
“We’re really excited to run the Junior Journo competition again this season. Last year’s competition was a huge success and everyone involved thoroughly enjoyed it. There really is some amazing young, sports writing talent out there.
“The Clydesdale Bank 40 competition is the perfect way for families and communities to get together and enjoy a leisurely afternoon, and hopefully this competition will encourage even more young cricketing and writing fans to get down to their local ground and enjoy a match.”