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UN Convention To Combat Desertification Short-Writing Contest

UN Convention To Combat Desertification Short-Writing Contest

The UNCCD is pleased to announce its first Short Writing Contest. The theme is ‘Land nurturing people nurturing life’


Land nurturing people nurturing life

  • How would you express your relationship with land in a poem?
  • ​What does land mean to you?
  • Do you know any proverb about land in your country? Is it still relevant in your today’s life?


The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

UN Convention To Combat Desertification Short-Writing Contest


The winner of the first category will receive US$500, the second US$300.

May 15, 2015


  • Entries must be written in English.
  • We welcome all literary expressions and styles, from a very short Haiku-style to a short story of up to 500 words.
  • There are two categories:

(1)University Students and General Public
(2) Children and Youth in High-School and Below.

  • Deadline for receiving the application is 15 May 2015.
  • Please note that all shortlisted entries will be checked for plagiarism. Plagiarized works will be disqualified from the competition.
  • Please fill in the form​, and send it either by:
    Fax: +49 228 815 2898
    Postal mail: UNCCD Library, UN Campus, PO Box 260129, 53153 Bonn, Germany
  • The winner will be announced on the UNCCD website on 17 June 2015, the World Day to Combat Desertification.


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