Young Writers Competition


28 May 2024 - 30 Jun 2024


Competition closes at midnight 23rd June
8:00 am - 11:55 pm

We are delighted to announce Petersfield Climate Action Network’s Young Writers Competition! Competitors can choose to submit a work of fiction or non-fiction, and there are two age groups: 7-11 years and 12-16 years, with a winner and runner-up in both Fiction and Non-Fiction categories. Winners will be announced at Petersfield Eco Fair on Sunday 14th July 2024, with prizes and publication in local print and radio.

The theme of the Non-Fiction category is ‘Ten Minutes in Nature’ and should be a piece of no more than 250 words, using your senses to describe a special place or experience in nature. The Fiction category theme is ‘Green Flash Fiction’, with submissions no more than 400 words in length – describing a world where climate, sustainability, rewilding, recycling are part of the picture, but not the whole story. PeCAN will provide prizes for non-fiction award winners, with One Tree Books donating prizes for the writers of fiction.

Please ensure entries for both competitions are submitted by midnight on Sunday 30th June.


The event is ongoing.