Green Stories Writing Competition 2022: Clean vs Green | WIN £500

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Submit entries for the Green Stories ‘Clean Vs Green’ Short Story Competition 2022.

This is a targeted competition aimed at using an engaging fictional story to help readers understand how over-cleaning and misinformation about bacteria can mean that we can end up killing our bodies ‘good’ bacteria through over-use of harsh cleaning products.

Your challenge is to write a short story (between 1000 and 3000 words) that helps to raise awareness and shift attitudes, especially for those people who assume that the more detergent the better.


  • The main prize for the winner is £500 or the local currency equivalent! They hope to offer additional runner up prizes for the finalists.


  • Open to all – they encourage international writers.
  • You must be over 18.
  • Your entry must be in English and unpublished.
  • Your entry must promote eco-friendly cleaning practices (directly or indirectly) or address misinformation about bacteria and cleaning.
  • Your entry is between 1000 and 3000 words, includes about 200 words on your thinking behind your approach and how your story meets the criteria. Submit as one PDF/word document.
  • The title of the document is the title of the story.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Well written, engaging story between 1000 and 3000 words
  • Promotes eco-friendly cleaning practices (directly or indirectly) or addresses misinformation about bacteria and cleaning.


Click here to submit entry


  • Join our Telegram channel. Simply CLICK HERE, and you’re in!

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