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18 March 2013

Johnstone's Paint launch competition for 11 to 18 year olds

Football-mad youngsters have been given the chance to write the headlines ahead of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final.

The countdown is well and truly on ahead of the showpiece occasion, which will see Southend United and Crewe Alexandra going head-to-head at Wembley on Sunday, April 7.

And now Johnstone’s Paint today launches the first of a number of exciting competitions and giveaways in the build-up to the Final.

‘Be a Johnstone’s Journalist’ invites youngsters between the ages of 11 and 18 who support either of the finalists to get a taste of life in the media before the big day.

To enter this competition, budding wordsmiths are asked to write a 250-word article detailing why they love football and support their club.

The article could include details of their own experiences of following their club, and why the Wembley Final will be such a special occasion.

Not only will the overall winner receive four tickets to the Final, they will also be invited along to the pre-match press conference at their club and given the chance to stage an exclusive interview with the manager and one of the star players.

The winner’s work will also be featured on the official Johnstone’s Paint Trophy website.

“This is a great initiative and we are hoping a lot of youngsters will get involved,” said Ben Wilde, Johnstone’s Paint Brand and Sponsorship Manager.

“The media play a very important part ahead of any big game and this will give youngsters who may be considering a job as a journalist in the future a unique chance to gain an insight.

“Whether it be through the Young Painter of the Year or sponsoring the Young Footballer of the Year at the Football League Awards this month, the Johnstone’s Paint brand has always been keen to promote the next generation.

“We are delighted that we have been able to extend that into this exciting competition.”

All entries must be emailed to johnstonesjournalist@connect-group.com no later than March 15. 

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