Authors, journalists, athletes and publishers are being urged to enter their work for the world’s most beneficial literary sports activities writing prize because the deadline for submissions quickly approaches. Entries for the distinguished William Hill Sports activities Guide of the Yr Award 2023 will shut on 18th August 2023.
Writers have one final shot to submit their sports activities literature efforts for consideration. Whether or not it’s a gripping biography of an iconic athlete, an in-depth evaluation of an historic sporting occasion, or perhaps a fascinating work of fiction with sports activities at its centre, The William Hill Sports activities Guide of the Yr Award welcomes a various vary of entries that showcase the fervour and dedication of authors inside the sporting realm.
The primary William Hill Sports activities Guide of the Yr Award befell in 1989, making it the longest-established competitors within the business. Since launching, the competitors has established itself as the top of recognition for sports activities writing and annually the Award honours the best works that captivate readers, unravel untold tales, and provide recent views on the world of sport.
Final yr noticed a document breaking 158 books entered by athletes and authors alike, together with sport-stars Patrice Evra, Anyika Onuora and Claire Shine, in addition to final yr’s successful sportswriter, Jeremy Wilson.
Following a rigorous judging course of from a panel of journalists, authors, sportspeople and business leaders, the longlist might be introduced in September 2023, with the shortlist unveiled in October. The general winner might be revealed on thirtieth November 2023 at an official awards ceremony held at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London. In addition to the successful £30,000 money prize, all shortlisted authors will every obtain £3,000 and a leather-bound copy of their guide.
Guide overview panellist and famend sports activities broadcaster, Matt Williams stated: “The William Hill Sports activities Guide of the Yr Award is devoted to rewarding excellence in sports activities writing and for 3 many years has offered authors and publishers a platform to showcase and promote their guide and attain a wider viewers.
“Now we have already obtained a lot of unbelievable entries this yr and I’ve totally loved studying each guide that has been submitted up to now – it’s going to be a tough yr to whittle them right down to a longlist.“With just a few weeks left to enter we urge any creator or writer who has launched their sports activities guide since 2nd September 2022 – and that features guide due for launch earlier than 1st September this yr – to think about coming into this yr’s Award to be in with the prospect of being topped our 2023 winner.
“We’re not essentially searching for best-sellers, we’re all in favour of rewarding authors based mostly on their writing and whether or not their guide captivates the reader, offering a platform to have a good time those that spend effort and time creating nice sporting literature.”
Entries shut on 18 August 2023. For extra details about the William Hill Sports activities Guide of the Yr Award and to enter, please go to: https://information.williamhill.com/sport/sports-book-of-the-year/