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Blue Max Banner sponsors writing competition
Independent supplier of schoolwear and sportswear will provide school-aged competition winners with £500 worth of sportswear and £500 prize money.

By Laura Turner

7 May 2015

Blue Max Banner is to sponsor a new competition designed to identify writing talent in the UK.
 
The judging panel for the inaugural Mane Chance writing competition, which invites entrants across four age categories – 10 years and under, 11-14 years, 15-18 years and over 18’s – is to be chaired by renowned author, poet, playwright and British Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo OBE and actress Jenny Seagrove.
 
Blue Max Banner has pledged to provide the schools of each of the three school-aged winners with £500 worth of Blue Max Banner sportswear as well as £500 cash in prize money.  
 
Jenny Seagrove is the founder of Mane Chance, a Surrey Sanctuary whose mission is to rescue and rehabilitate old, abused and abandoned horses and ponies. The Sanctuary also welcomes visits from schools, disabled groups and children with special needs. The writing competition is an initiative Seagrove devised to help raise funds for the upkeep of the horses and ongoing work at The Sanctuary through competition entry fees.  
 
Participants in each category are required to originate either a poem of a short story in no more than 1,500 words on the subject of animals. The winners’ compositions will be published in a local Surrey magazine.  
 
“As the leading independent supplier of schoolwear, schools are a key element of our business and an initiative such as this aligns perfectly with our brands,” says Mary Fawcus, business development director at Blue Max Banner. “Of course, Blue Max Banner’s heritage in horses has also been instrumental in spurring our participation in the initiative.”
 
To find out more about The Mane Chance writing competition visit www.manechancesanctuary.org/writing.
 
 
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