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Richard Collins writing prize announced for young pilots

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Submit your most memorable flight story for a chance to win $5,000!

Submissions accepted through March 7, 2023

Aviation writer, Richard Collins

The Richard Collins family has once again partnered with Sporty’s to offer The Richard Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots. To qualify, the writer must be a pilot (including student pilot) who is 24 years of age or younger. The article must be original, not previously published, and no longer than 1,500 words. The topic should be “my most memorable flight.”

In the fifth annual contest, both the first place and second place articles will be published in Air Facts. The first place article will receive $5,000 and $2,500 will be awarded for second place. The winners will be announced in April.

Articles may be submitted now through March 7, 2023, and sent  as a Word document to [email protected]. In addition, young pilots are required to submit a 100-word bio to accompany their articles.

Read the 2022 winning article here and the second place article here.

For the complete description, rules and tips for authors, please visit Sporty’s

Eric Radtke