By Ian Neubauer

Sky Channel is once again offering amateur race callers the chance to became a certified professional with the John Tapp Scholarship for new race calling talent.

Now in its third year, the scholarship is named after a legendary race caller who is actively involved in the program. It invites candidates to send a formal application along with a photograph and an audiotape of three races they have called.

The winner will receive an employment contract with Sky Channel and undergo an intensive 12-month training extending to producing and reporting news stories and other TV production techniques.

Sky Channel spokesperson Brendan Parnell said the scholarship promised to unearth fresh new talent.

“It is a wonderful opportunity for a promising caller to develop their skills under the guidance of experienced professional broadcasters, including one of the men widely regarded as one of the best race callers of his generation,” he said.

Applications for the John Tapp Scholarship close on July 28 and the winner will be announced on August 31. Candidates can send their applications to:

The John Tapp Scholarship
Human Resources
Sky Channel
79 Frenchs Forest Road
Frenchs Forest 2086

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