Are you from a sub-Saharan African Country interested in telling your story of the future? Then you should share your story in the Africa@2050 Climate Fiction Competition 2021 to stand a chance of winning up to £1,000. They invite short stories or poems
Application Deadline: June 18, 2021
The opportunity is open to applicants who are:
N.B: Only the English version will be evaluated for the competition. If selected, winning and shortlisted texts will feature in their original language texts alongside the English translation.
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Submit your story of Africa@2050, as a short story (max 1500 words) or poem (max 1000 words).
Submit your entry here
Africa@2050 is a project based at the Centre for Energy Ethics (CEE) at the University of St Andrews and the Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies (C3SS) at the University of Ghana. It is funded by the Scottish Funding Council.
Prompt: Tell your stories of the future: what is your vision for Africa in the world in 2050? What challenges lie ahead, what dreams and hopes? What kind of Africa do you envision in 2050? What future do you want and how do we create that future in the present?
The world is on fire. Under business as usual, scientists warn that by 2050 over half of the world could face water scarcity, unsafe levels of air pollution, and increasingly unpredictable weather events. The world is at a crossroads. If we act now, we have a unique opportunity to remake the world. What future do we hope for? What future do we fear? If you could write any world into being, what world would that be?
The story should broadly and creatively engage with the issue of climate change on the African continent, including (but not restricted to): climate justice; energy; carbon emissions, trading and capture; mining & rare earth minerals; water scarcity; electric transportation; agriculture & food security; extreme weather events;waste; toxicity, sustainability.
Application deadline is 18 JUNE 2021, 23:59 Central African Time (CAT).
Opt-out at any time. No strings attached.