Words For Your World: HCRI School Writing Competition Winners Announced Soon with Special July Event


The deadline to enter the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute’s “Words For Your World” school writing competition is now closed and winners will be notified by the 27th May. The competition received over 100 entries, from across the country, and will culminate in an event on 15th of July for the winners, runners up and commended entries.

The competition asked school students from years 9 to 13, to write a speech or letter addressed to the UN, about their hopes and fears about the climate emergency as well as specific policy recommendations. Launched to coincide with the closing of COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, these are letters and speeches helping to identify what the youth today think are the most pressing aspects and of the climate emergency.

The judging panel includes Dr Stephanie Sodero (Lecturer in Responses to Climate Crises at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute), Gareth Owen OBE (Humanitarian Director at Save the Children UK) and David Wightwick (CEO of UK-Med).

Find out more about the competition here.