Green Pencil Award 2021

Our successful environmentally themed creative writing competition, open to all P4-P7 aged children in Edinburgh and, once again, to young people in S1-3 runs from 1 September to 15 October 2021.

There has been a lot of attention recently regarding climate change and its effects on the natural environment. In November 2021 the Unite Nations will host COP26  in Glasgow.

We challenge you to think, if you were an animal, a bird, a tree, a plant or even a mountain or river in Scotland, what would be your story about climate change.

Or perhaps…

You wish to tell us what experiences you are going through, if we don’t tackle climate change, what does the future look like in 2030.

Entries could be poetry, prose or story, all we asked was that the writing is the author’s own work and was no longer than one side of A4 paper.

Hear last year's winning entries on Tales of One City.

Prizes and ceremony

Information to follow in August.


Download the judging criteria, Curriculum for Excellence links and entry form - PDFs