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The Web Of Life Foundation Annual Writing Competition 2016

The Web Of Life Foundation Annual Writing Competition 2016

WOLFoundation runs an annual competition looking for the best non-technical, English writing on any themes related to political/social/environmental issues.


Connecting Politics With People


Web of Life Foundation


  • The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $1,500.
  • A further $500 will be awarded to the second placed entry.
  • Shortlisted entries may be published as a book of collected essays.


30 September 2016


  • Our judging process will reward two main attributes in the submissions received: fresh thinking and a clear, compelling writing style. We are looking for entries that everyone will want to read.
  • Entries should be written in prose in the English language. You can submit essays or short stories, factual commentary or fiction – whichever way and whichever writing style you choose to communicate your ideas. Just make it compelling.
  • Everyone is welcome. Any one individual may submit up to three entries.
  • Essays should be aimed at a general readership and should be non-technical. No footnotes or citations are allowed.
  • Essays may have been published before provided you have the necessary permissions to re-publish.
  • If English is not your first language, don’t worry. We are mainly after clearly presented ideas not language perfection. If your essay reaches the finalists, we will help with editing the language.
  • Your entry must be submitted as a digital file saved in Microsoft Word (.doc) format. DO NOT send the essay text in the body of an email.
  • Manuscripts must be written in English, double spaced, no longer than 2,000 words and contain no abstract, list of references or footnotes.
  • Save your files only with the essay title as the file name. DO NOT start or include “WOLF essay competition” or any other such generic statement in the file name. We cannot easily sort out hundreds of files all called WOLF Essay Competition!
  • DO NOT use the theme title as the title of your essay. If you cannot be creative in your title, you will probably not get far in the competition.
  • The Microsoft Word document with your essay should also include in the same document the name, street/postal address and email addresses of the author/s.
  • Submit your entry by email to
  • Entry to the competition is free of charge.
  • Entries that do not follow the submission guide will not be accepted.
  • Copyright for all submissions remain with the authors. In submitting their work, authors grant the Web of Life Foundation an irrevocable license to print, publish, distribute and publicize the submitted work.
  • All submissions are subject to our standard Terms and Conditions


 For all your inquiries, contact the organisers via


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