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Enter a children’s fiction competition imagining a greener future

By Pathways

Enter the University of Southampton’s Green Stories children’s story writing competition for a cash prize and chance to be considered for literary representation.

The competition seeks stories that imagine a greener, more sustainable world. The story need not be about the environment or climate change but should present a positive and eco-conscious view of the future.


  • Open to all, as long as the story has not been published.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • All stories must conform to the green stories criteria of showing a positive vision of what a sustainable society might look like or in some way smuggling in green solutions/policies/characters in the context of an otherwise mainstream story.


  • Preschool/ illustrated books (ages 2-6), max 1000 words
  • Young readers category (ages 7-11), max 2,500 words

Deadline: Monday 14 September

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