If you can't wait for the show season to get going, and you love to write, why not enter our writing contest? We're asking for your best stories about a Trillium Show! They can be happy, sad, surprising or unexpected. Our question is:


"What is your most memorable moment from a Trillium Show?"


Entries will be accepted from Friday March 7 to Friday March 14th at 11:59pm (EST)


To enter you must be:

- A current THJA member. (Purchase membership here)

- In grades 4 to 12 at the time of entry.


Your story must be:

- Your original work.

- Unpublished elsewhere. 

- No longer than 500 words.

- Written in response to the question: "What is your most memorable moment from a Trillium show?"

- Please give your story a title!



A winner will be chosen in each of three categories

- Grades 4 to 6

-Grade 7 and 8

- Grade 9 to 12

A prize basket will be awarded to each winner, and the winning stories will be published in the Championship Show Program in September, 2014, as well as on the THJA website. 



Entries will be judged by Tudor Robins, author of horse-themed Young Adult novels Objects in Mirror and soon-to-be-published Appaloosa Summer.

Tudor will be looking for:

- Original voice

- Unique style

- Creativity

- Interesting language

- Spelling / Grammar / Presentation

Tudor will also be providing writing tips during the course of the contest. Look for these on the THJA facebook page as well as Tudors website and facebook page.


How to enter:

There is no fee to enter!


Formatting: Stories should be double-spaced in an easy-to-read 12 point font (e.g. Times, Arial). Remember, no longer than 500 words, please!

Entries: Email entries only please! Send your story to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "Showtime Story Contest" in the subject line. Please attach the contest entry form which you can download from the THJA website. Please paste the story into the body of your email. 

Winners will be contacted directly, and announced on the THJA website and social media. 

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any queries. 


Good luck and happy writing!


The Fine Print:

Winning entries: The THJA takes first serial rights for print and non exclusive electronic rights to post the text at All other rights remain with the author. 

All publication rights for non winning entries are retained by the entrants. 

By entering the contest, you agree to be placed on Tudor Robins' email newsletter list. This newsletter is sent out four times a year and you may opt out at any time.