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Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Launch “Face Of Burghley 2019” Model Competition

 Winners will star in a 2020 marketing campaign 

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (LRBHT) has been taking place in the grounds of Burghley House on the Lincolnshire/Cambridgeshire border since 1961 and is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading televised sporting events, attracting over 160,000 visitors in recent years.

This autumn the prestigious event may well be crowning one of these visitors the “Face of Burghley 2019” as the Land Rover Burghley organisers launch their search to find an amateur male and female model who encapsulate the verve, style and values of the event.  The winning models will star in a professional photoshoot and feature in Land Rover Burghley’s 2020 marketing campaign.

The model competition will be run in association with Oakham based EMG Management, internationally published photographer Ruthie Deane, Pride magazines and Stamford based salon Gerards Hair.  It is being supported by luxury fashion and lifestyle brands including Holland Cooper, Fairfax & Favor, HiHo Silver Jewellery, Pol Roger champagne.

The competition – which begins on June 26th 2019 – is open to males and females from the age of 17 upwards – there is no upper age limit.   Entrants can apply online at www.burghley-horse.co.uk/face-of-burghley by completing a short form and submitting two recent photographs, along with a brief explanation as to why they would like to be the Face of Burghley 2019.  The closing date for entries is 22nd July 2019.

Shortlisted entrants will attend a judging event at The George Hotel in Stamford on August 22nd where the winners will be announced at the end of the day.  Judges will include photographer Ruthie Deane and representatives from Stamford Pride magazine.

The winners’ photoshoot will take place on 5th September 2019 at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

As well as starring in next year’s LRBHT marketing campaign, the winners of the competition will also receive prizes worth over £2,000, including a set of professional photographs courtesy of Ruthie Deane and items from Holland Cooper, Fairfax & Favor, HiHo Silver Jewellery, Pol Roger champagne and Pride magazines.

Elizabeth Inman, Event Director of Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials says: “We are delighted to launch the Face of Burghley 2019.  Who better to star in our marketing campaign than our own visitors who capture the true spirit of Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials?”

Alongside the main model competition, the organisers are also looking for a canine model in association with leading dog food brand, Autarky. Burghley’s Top Dog 2019 will run across the four days of the Event; owners need to submit photos to their own social media channels of their dogs taking on the Autarky Dog Agility course.  Simply use the hashtag #activewithautarky and tag @lrbht_official.   Burghley’s Top Dog will be chosen at the end of the Event and the winner will receive prizes worth over £300.

“Pictured is the internationally published local photographer, Ruthie Deane, who is going to be on the judging panel for the competition, as well as doing the winners’ photo shoot.
Photo courtesy of Nigel Hunter.
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