Dorset Energized have launched an exciting Short Story Competition for under 16’s sponsored by our friends at Respect Organics…

We are looking for a story set in the Dorset of the future, when all energy is generated renewably, by windmills, solar panels or biogas, and all cars are electric. Let your imagination run wild and picture how that world will look, and how it will work. What effect will it have on the food that we eat? What will it mean for wildlife and biodiversity? However, don’t just describe the scene – tell us a story about interesting characters that is set in a green world.

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The competition is open to all writers aged up to 16 on the closing date of the competition, which is 31 March 2013. You must be living in Dorset and attending school in Dorset.

The story can be up to 1000 words. It must be typed, double-spaced, on only one side of the paper. The pages must be numbered, and you must not put your name or address on the pages. Each story must be accompanied by an entry form. There is no entry fee.

The list of winners and the winning entry will be posted at by 31 May 2013.
First prize is £100 Amazon vouchers.
There will be a second prize of £50 Amazon vouchers.
Plus two runner-up prizes of £25 Amazon vouchers.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into, or comments given on individual entries. The judging panel will be led by Wendy Pillar, MA, who has twenty-five years’ experience in the publishing industry.

Copyright remains with the author, but Dorset Energized and their partners including Energize Stur Valley retains the right to publicise winning and runner-up entries.