WOLFoundation is calling for the best non-technical, English language
writing on any subject related to environmental issues
The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $1,500. A further $500 will
be awarded to the second placed entry.
Deadline for submissions is 30th September, 2012.
The shortlisted entries will be published as a book of collected essays.
What the organizers want to see:
The judging process will reward two
main features in the submissions received: fresh thinking and a clear,
compelling writing style. They are looking for entries that everyone will want
Every kind of view is welcome and
encouraged. Particularly entries that address all perspectives – whether for or
against any particular stance. Do not fall into the temptation of exploring tired
and hashed out ideas.
Entries should be written in prose
in the English language. You are welcome to submit essays or short stories,
factual commentary or fiction. Every writing style you choose to communicate
your ideas will be accepted as long as it is compelling.
Everyone is eligible. Each person
may submit up to three entries.
Universally-themed, readable and
non-technical essays. No footnotes or citations are allowed.
Essays must be 2,000 words or less.
Previously published essays can be
submitted provided you have the necessary permissions to re-publish.
if English is not my first language!
Relax. The judges are mainly after
clearly presented ideas not language perfection. But if you make it to the
finals, the (essay) language will be edited.
Submissions for the 2012 competition
should be submitted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 30th, 2012.
Entry to the competition is free of
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