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18 Mar 2014

To celebrate UCC’s inspiring achievement of being named the world’s first accredited Green Campus, we invite all UCC students to participate in UCC’s Green Campus Writing Competition. Share your written interpretation of ‘the environment’ for your chance to win an iPad Mini and publication!

The word ‘ecology’ has come to conjure doomsday scenarios and reprimands about recycling and reducing our carbon footprint, but at the core of the word is ‘oikos’ or ‘home’, the place we all share. What is the ‘place’ of society in environment, and what is the ‘place’ of environment in society? This writing competition invites submissions on the theme of ‘Secret Places’, with an emphasis on celebrating the environment. Environment can refer to a space as intimate and private as one’s bedroom or as vast and public as the Beara Peninsula, which has unique personal significance for every visitor and residence. Submissions can take the form of creative non-fiction, essays, short fiction, poetry, and song.

Téann litríocht an dúlra i bhfad siar i stair na hÉireann, agus bíonn íomhánna ón timpeallacht le fáil i gcónaí fós mar bhunchuid den litríocht dúchasach. Lasmuigh den litríocht, tá meon agus tuiscint na nGael le sonrú sna mílte logainmneacha a mhaireann ar chlár na hÉireann, logainmneacha a mbíonn idir áílleacht agus stair ag baint leo. Beidh fáílte mhór, dá réir sin, roimh iarrataisí Gaeilge sa chomórtas seo.

Submissions are welcomed in English or Irish. Submissions in prose must be no more than 1000 words, poems should not exceed 100 words, and all submissions are to be submitted to by 14 April 2014, with the winners to be announced 19 June at the Second Interdisciplinary Ireland and Ecocriticism conference.
First Prize: iPad Mini & Publication.

Excellent second and third place prizes also.

The first place winner’s submission will be included in a forthcoming publication based on the Ireland and Ecocriticism conference. The top eight submissions will be published in a special issue of the UCC postgraduate journal The Boolean. (or online UCC postgraduate journal Aigne).

This competition is supported by UCC Green Campus Committee, UCC School of English and UCC Dept. of Modern Irish.

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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