It’s a bit of a bold statement I know, but hand on heart and to the best of our Google-Fu, the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize – fondly referred to as #MOLP – is the only writing competition committed to planting a tree for every single entry received.
We’ll even send the entrant the GPS co-ordinates for their tree!
We’ve teamed up with a truly committed green-soul, Ru Hartwell, the founding director of Treeflights (the first carbon offset planting project of its kind) and actively involved in several other worldwide planting projects, including the Size of Wales, Tree-Nation and the Community Carbon Link Project amongst others.
Ru is the Magic Oxygen Word Forest Co-ordinator and he’s incredibly excited about the possibilities of what our competition could do, if things go as well as we hope and we receive lots of entries.
Ru explains, ‘The trees will be planted together near the Kundeni School in Bore, Kenya. It is quite dry up there so they will be particularly drought resistant types like neem, gmelina and casuarina. These species are mostly grown for their timber which is used for house building and is in high demand down there as there is a bit of an economic boom going on in the coastal resorts.