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Rooted Everyday Mediterranean Short Story Prize 2019

Rooted Everyday Mediterranean Short Story Prize 2019

This 3000 word short story competition is for writers over 18 who are resident or from the Mediterranean regions of Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Greece or Lebanon. The purpose of the prize is to celebrate the rich biodiversity found in the Rooted Everyday eco-regions and to tell the stories of the people whose livelihoods depend on traditional and sustainable practices.

Stories entered for the prize must be original and previously unpublished. Writers will retain copyright of their work and agree for it to be used as part of Rooted Everyday communications. Participating in the competition is completely free.

This 3000 word short story competition is for writers over 18 who are resident or from the Mediterranean regions of Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Greece or Lebanon. The purpose of the prize is to celebrate the rich biodiversity found in the Rooted Everyday eco-regions and to tell the stories of the people whose livelihoods depend on traditional and sustainable practices.

Stories entered for the prize must be original and previously unpublished. Writers will retain copyright of their work and agree for it to be used as part of Rooted Everyday communications. Participating in the competition is completely free.

Rooted Everyday Mediterranean Children’s Short Story Competition

There are two categories for school pupils to choose from. The 500 word prize is for 7 – 13 year olds and the 1000 word prize is for 14 – 18 year olds. This year we’re only accepting entries from school pupils within Rooted Everyday eco-regions of Lemnos in Greece, High Atlas mountains in Morocco, Montados in Portugal and Shouf mountains in Lebanon.

Schools and organisers are responsible for selecting the top five entries from their students to go forward to the judging panel. Lesson plans to help shape the children’s writing will be offered to schools participating in the competition.

Find out more 

Rooted Everyday Mediterranean Children’s Short Story Competition

There are two categories for school pupils to choose from. The 500 word prize is for 7 – 13 year olds and the 1000 word prize is for 14 – 18 year olds. This year we’re only accepting entries from school pupils within Rooted Everyday eco-regions of Lemnos in Greece, High Atlas mountains in Morocco, Montados in Portugal and Shouf mountains in Lebanon.

Schools and organisers are responsible for selecting the top five entries from their students to go forward to the judging panel. Lesson plans to help shape the children’s writing will be offered to schools participating in the competition.

Find out more

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What the judges are looking for:

 

– Stories that address conservation issues highlighted within the Rooted Everyday campaign.

– Stories drawn from the oral tradition of handing down tales in the eco-regions featured in the campaign.

– Stories that bring together the struggles of the people, richness of the land and urgency for preserving it in well-crafted scenes that surprise and inspire.

 

– Stories of discovery and travel within the Mediterranean that explore the natural world.

– Stories that reveal the ways in which being rooted can lead to change for people and planet.

– Stories that address conservation issues highlighted within the Rooted Everyday campaign.

– Stories drawn from the oral tradition of handing down tales in the eco-regions featured in the campaign.

– Stories that bring together the struggles of the people, richness of the land and urgency for preserving it in well-crafted scenes that surprise and inspire.

– Stories of discovery and travel within the Mediterranean that explore the natural world.

– Stories that reveal the ways in which being rooted can lead to change for people and planet.

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