Deadline: October 15, 2023

About the competition

Write your story about the climate crisis in a poem or a personal essay. The competition is a collaboration between the Bergen International Literary Festival, the research project «Climate Narratives» at University of Bergen / Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research and the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights.

The competition is open to everyone between the ages of 18 and 25.

Entries must be in English. Poems and essays must not have been previously published.

The competition is free to enter.

One poetry winner and one essay winner will each receive €2,000.

Competition guidelines

  • The competition is open for entries from all countries.
  • Participants must be 18–25 years (born between 01.01.1999-31.12.2005)
  • Entries must be in English. Original language may be attached.
  • Entries cannot be published anywhere prior to the competition.
  • Essay: Maximum 1700 words in English.
  • Poem: Maximum 700 words in English.
  • Participants may only enter the contest once in each category.
  • One poetry winner and one essay winner will each receive euro 2000.
  • All entries must be submitted no later than 15 October 2023.
  • Read the whole guideline and submit an entry here.
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