Rooted Everyday is calling writers over 18 who are resident or from the Mediterranean regions of Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Greece or Lebanon, to celebrate the rich biodiversity found in these regions, and tell the stories of the people whose livelihoods depend on traditional and sustainable practices.
Stories could draw inspiration from the oral tradition of handing down tales in the ecoregions, struggles of the people, the richness of the land and the urgency for preserving it. Stories that are also encouraged could be of travel within the Mediterranean that explores the natural world and reveals the ways in which being rooted, can lead to change for people and planet.
It’s free to enter! Stories entered for the prize must be original and previously unpublished. Writers will retain copyright of their work and agree for it to be used as part of Rooted Everyday communications. Stories must be written in either English, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese or Greek.
Winners will get the opportunity to travel to their national eco-site which includes accommodation, guided tour and subsistence. The winner and finalists will have their stories published in an international eBook.
A selection of experienced readers and judges has been chosen from each country. The judges include Isabel Minhós Martins from Portugal, Brahim Elboukhari from Morocco, Maria Rousakis from Greece, Joaquin Araujo from Spain, Rania Masri from Lebanon and will be chaired by Amy Beeson from UK.
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Global Diversity Foundation is proud to be a part of Rooted Everyday! Being Rooted Everyday is saying ‘YES’ to caring for the earth and being fair to those whose direct livelihoods depend on it. Our story begins in the natural abundance of the Mediterranean where generations of communities have prospered while traditionally tending habitats rich in flora and fauna. When we invest in these eco-regions and support the people who live there, the environment thrives.