Our writing competition was created to uncover literary excellence in short stories and poetry from writers from all over the world and also to begin a legacy reforestation project.
We decided to set our entry fee at a modest, affordable £5 and realised some writers would enter, spurred on by the possibility of seeing their work in print and perhaps bagging a slice of the £3,000 prize fund; let’s face it, who wouldn’t!
We hoped others would also be inspired to enter because we were offering something quite unique; we pledged to plant a tree in Kenya for every single entry and to send the GPS coordinates of it to the entrant. This would be the start of our tropical Word Forest.
Ambitious? Yes, but doable and there’s more.
Under the guiding eye of Ru Hartwell our reforestation expert, a brand new classroom will also be built at the Kundeni School in Bore, Kenya, which sits right next door to our Word Forest.
To qualify, we asked entrants to share our teaser trailer on their networks and do a few other bits and pieces (take a look at the rules if you’d like to enter, there’s still a little time left).
The response has been amazing. We have received entries from all over the world but predominantly from the UK and on Thursday 20th November we will do the draw live on Apple FM with the lovely Phil Hodgson on his Drive Time show.