Want to share your passion for green issues with the world? We’d love to hear your stories and ideas.
We invite you to submit a work of non-fiction related to our theme of natural parenting.
Writers can interpret our theme in any way they choose, as long as their article has something to do with raising children consciously and living naturally. We are looking for writing on pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, education, alternative health, sustainable lifestyles, gardening, eco travel and positive parenting.
Submissions are free and open to anyone with a story to tell. There will be a £150 prize for the first place winner. The winner of the first prize will get their work published this autumn. Ten runners up will also get published and a hearty byline.
All submissions must be related in some way to our theme of natural parenting.
Please keep articles to between 500 and 2500 words.
HOW TO ENTER: Please email your submission to [email protected] with a subject line: GREEN PARENT WRITING COMPETITION.
Attach your submission to the email as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) attachment. Please do not submit work in any other format (such as .pages or text within email as we will not be able to include in the competition). Please include your name and contact information on the first page of your article.
MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: Please limit your entry to one article.
DEADLINE: October 31st at 11:59pm.
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED pieces are not eligible for submission.
Winners will be published on www.thegreenparent.co.uk. Green Parent Media will own exclusive rights to the winning work for one year, but will be flexible about reprinting elsewhere with our (and the writer’s) permission.
The competition will be judged by a team of journalists and writers on The Green Parent magazine. The full list will be available soon.
Here’s are our winners from 2017 for inspiration
WINNER: Liz Dickinson writes a love letter to her growing daughter
Lucy Maria Woodrow learns to whittle and other new skills as a Forest School leader
Helen Bogle finds solace in the garden as she navigates through an emotional first pregnancy
Annette Gallagher writes on creating moments of calm in her family’s home educating life
Sarah Allen asks can I unschool a school-attending child?
Siani Driver writes on positive parenting from a place of trauma - how to turn around her legacy
Sarah Vanstone-Howe writes about pregnancy and birth with her first child
Josie Cremore on her amazing labour experience, which she attributes to positive thinking, mindful meditation, yoga, water birthing and perianal massage
Gemma West on finding pockets of wildness for her and her family in daily life
Barry Sullivan explores the richter scale of tantrums