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Planet Prose short story competition


Planet Prose 2024 is closed

  • Thank you to everyone who participated in Planet Prose 2024.
    The winning stories can be found below.

About Planet Prose

Planet Prose is a short story competition organise​d in celebration of World Book Day 2024. Participants are encouraged to unleash their imagination and write a story about climate change, sustainability, and nature.

The competition is open to children and young people aged 6 to 18.

There are 3 categories and there’ll be 1 winner in each category:

  • aged 6 to 10
  • aged 11 to 14
  • aged 15 to 18

Winners will be announced on World Book Day, Thursday 7 March 2024. ​

The winner of each category will also have their story published in the Jersey Evening Post on Thursday 7 March 2024 as part of a double page spread.​​

Winning stories

​You can read the stories which won this year below.

Planet Prose World Boo​k Day winning submissions​

What you need to do

Participants must write a short story which explores a mix of the following themes:

  • the impact of climate change on our planet
  • the importance of addressing climate change and becoming a sustainable society
  • what a future where climate change has been addressed may look like

Your story should be no longer than 600 words.

Stories will be judged on:

  • creativity and imagination
  • relevance to the themes
  • originality of the story
  • clarity and structure
  • emotional impact

Sending your story

​​​Planet Prose 2024 is closed.

You must submit your story by Wednesday 14 February 2024.

To do this, you can either:

  • email your story to​. Your subject line should include ‘Planet Prose Short Story Submission’, your name and age category
  • post to Maritime House, Sustainability and Climate Change Engagement Team, Government of Jersey, La Route du Port Elizabeth, St Helier, Jersey, JE1 1HB

Your submission must have the participant’s:

  • name
  • age
  • contact email

If you’re aged under 18, your submission should be sent by a parent or guardian and include their contact email.​

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