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WOL Foundation International Essay Contest on Environmental Issues


WOL Foundation runs an annual competition looking for the best non-technical, English language writing on any subject related to environmental issues.


Any subject related to environmental issues.


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.

The shortlisted entries will be published as a book of collected essays


September 30th, 2012


  • Everyone is welcome. Any one individual may submit up to three entries.
  • 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.
  • Any and all views are welcome and encouraged. We would like to see entries that address all perspectives – whether for or against any particular stance. Just avoid giving us tired ideas that have been hashed out many times before.
  • 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.
  • Essays should be aimed at a general readership and should be non-technical. No footnotes or citations are allowed.
  • Submissions should be no longer than 2,000 words.
  • Essays may have been published before provided you have the necessary permissions to re-publish.
  • We are mainly after clearly presented ideas not language perfection. If your essay reaches the finalists, we will help with editing the language.
  • Entry to the competition is free of charge.
  • 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.
  • Your entry must be submitted as a digital file saved in Microsoft Word (.doc) format.
  • Manuscripts must be written in English, double spaced, no longer than 2,000 words and contain no abstract, list of references or footnotes.
  • Images are allowed as part of the manuscript.
  • Your entry should include the name, address and email addresses of the author/s.
  • Submit your entry for the 2012 competition by email to
  • All decisions made by The Foundation in the judging of entries to The Competition will be final. No correspondence will be entered into with authors about the reasons behind The Foundation’s decisions.


Got a query? Send an email to submissions@wolfoundation.orgOR use the comment section below.


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