Writing competitions rarely appear in our listings. In fact I’m hard pushed to remember one ever being included. One of the reasons for that is that quite often you need to pay to get involved. That’s the case with the competition featured in this blog but the organisers have been in touch and asked us to give it a mention. One of the things we especially like is that the organisers will be planting a tree for every single entry.
The competition is the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize. It carries a £3,000 prize fund and as mentioned above they plant a tree for every single entry. The competition started last year and that led to the planting of 1500 trees in the Word Forest in Bore, Kenya. Magic Oxygen are also funding the building of an urgently needed new classroom at Kundeni Primary School in the same community.
The entry fee is only £5 for a short story or poem. If you have a creative writing side and fancy something a little different to usual round of free prize draws then why not take a look. The video above gives you more info about the competition and prizes. But do note that this is open worldwide and entries need to be made by the 31st December 2015.
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