We’re excited to announce the seventh annual short fiction writing contest “Healthy Together: Innovations for One Health”. The winner will receive $1000 for first prize. Second prize is $500 and third is $300. The contest opens on Earth Day each year, and this year it will run through May 31, 2021.
One Health is an effort by the CDC that recognizes the connection among the health of people, animals and the environment to achieve optimal health outcomes. You can learn more about One Health here. The One Health concept is the basis for this year’s contest.
The news today is full of stories of disease and environmental destruction. We ask authors to imagine a world in which technology has improved One Health — the health of the environment, humans, and all living things.
Other things to consider as you write your story:
Let the reader see this future world through your eyes. Let us see how people — whatever that means — try to live in harmony with the natural world and society, how they maintain their own health and happiness, how they overcome challenges. But most of all, tell a good story, with characters we care about, setting, conflict, and resolution.
Your story should be consonant with the Sapiens Plurum mission: to inspire us — the first species that can intentionally impact its own evolution — to aspire beyond what was humanly possible.
Each year, Sapiens Plurum sponsors a short-fiction contest to encourage positive visions for the future. To increase contest accessibility, there is no entry fee. The prizes range from $1000 for first prize to $300 for third prize. Each year, we select a different sustainability theme. This year's theme is the health of all life on Earth.
We encourage you to read each inspiring, humorous and challenging short story from past contests. Winners of this contest have had their stories published in Slate and other media.
Sapiens Plurum (“wisdom of many”) was named to reflect humankind’s evolving connected intelligence. Our mission is to inspire us — the first species that can intentionally impact its own evolution — to aspire beyond what was humanly possible. The rising generation, the Sapiens Plurum generation, will have the power of gods...