earth authors an eco-stroy contest - Kat Kid Adventure

Welcome to Earth Authors,
an eco-story contest brought to you by Kat Kid Adventure

Calling All Ocean Lovers! We invite young people between the ages of 5 and 18 from around the world to share their stories about our ocean. 

In this contest, we aim to highlight the importance of protecting our ocean. Whether you’re passionate about reducing plastic pollution, preserving coral reefs, or advocating for sustainable fishing practices, this is your platform to raise awareness through your creative writing. 

We believe ocean stories rooted in adventure, curiosity and imagination have the power to inspire change, protect our precious marine ecosystems and ensure a better, bluer future for all! 

Submit your story by September 1, 2024.

Winners will be announced on September 20, 2024. 

Writing prompt:

Share a favorite moment from your nature explorations and transform it into an epic tale of ocean conservation. Create a thrilling story where you use your unique powers to protect marine life, and ensure the ocean thrives. What challenges will you face, and how will you inspire others to join your quest to protect our ocean?

We invite you to embark on a journey where creativity meets conservation. And where your story could be the catalyst for change! Good luck!


  • This global contest is open to young authors between ages 5 and 18  who are enrolled in elementary, middle school or high school (or homeschool equivalent) worldwide.
  • Proof of age, identity, or eligibility may be required.

Story Submission Guidelines:

  • The story must be written by an individual, not a pair or group. 
  • The story should be no more than 800 words (excluding title). 
  • It must be written in prose (not poems or songs) and submitted in English.
  • Stories must be original, unpublished works. Kat Kid Adventure reserves the right to disqualify an entry if we suspect or determine plagiarism. The use of AI-generators, like ChatGPT, is considered plagiarism. 

Judging Criteria:

  • Originality and creativity
  • Story structure and plot 
  • Quality of writing
  • Relevance to theme
  • Engagement  
  • For authors in the Kids category (Ages: 5-11 and Grades 1-5), we will not look for grammar or punctuation. The story idea is what matters! 

Winner Announcements:

  • Winners will be announced on September 20, 2024 on Kat Kid Adventure website, social media, and via email to the participants. 


There will be three awards per category: 

  • Elementary (Grades K-5)
  • Middle (Grades 6-8)
  • High (Grades 9-12)

There will be one winner and two finalists per category. 

  • winners: $250 cash prize  
  • finalists: $100 cash prize each  

How to Submit

Navigate to the “SUBMIT YOUR STORY” button at the bottom of this screen to complete the form. 

All entrants must have an adult sponsor: a teacher, parent, guardian, mentor, or other supporting adult.

For inquiries: email howdy@katkidadventure.com

Submission Deadline

Submissions deadline: September 01, 2024.  

Why Tell Climate Stories?
Did you know humans are 22 times more likely to remember a story than any other communication? It turns out that our brains are hardwired to enjoy telling and hearing stories. 

At the heart of the climate crisis lies stories of human creativity and optimism. What if we could tell stories that showcase the power of imagination and consciousness? Stories that inspire us to take care of our planet and create kinder, safer, and healthier ways of existing alongside our natural world! 

That’s where you come in. We can’t wait to hear your eco story. 

Why participate in this competition?

Through writing your story, you will:

  • Conduct research and develop a deeper understanding of the state of the ocean and climate issues. 
  • Learn to effectively communicate about pressing environmental issues and solutions.  
  • Develop your storytelling craft and writing abilities, employing language and ideas in original ways.
  • Connect with nature, your immediate environment, and your own ‘nature’ memories. 
  • Earn recognition and prize money! The best part is you’ll get to showcase your talent and commitment to our planet and inspire kids all over the world! 

2024 Earth Authors: An Eco-Story Contest Submission Form

Use the form below to enter the 2024 Earth Authors: An Eco-Story Contest!
Entries must be received by 11:59 pm PT September 01, 2024.

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