$10,000 Prize and Publication for Best Essay About Sustainability
Organization: Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
Deadline: May 31, 2013
The Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, a program of the Global
Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, has teamed with
Creative Nonfiction magazine to create the $10,000 Walton Sustainability
Solutions Best Creative Nonfiction Essay Award. The award-winning essay, as well
as other select submissions, will be published in a special “Human Face of
Sustainability” issue of Creative Nonfiction (CNF ). CNF and the Sustainability
Solutions Fair, one of the programs within the Walton Sustainability Solutions
Initiatives, chose to launch this competition because of the growing
conversation around this issue on both a global and an individual level.
Entries submitted in consideration for the prize should be personal essays or
stories that illuminate and present the human side of environmental, economic,
ethical, and/or social challenges related to the state of the planet and our
future. The magazine will favor submissions that blend facts and research with
narrative–employing scenes and description.
In addition to the $10,000 prize, the winner will be invited to a special launch
event hosted by ASU’s Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives. The contest
deadline is May 31, 2013, and The Human Face of Sustainability issue will
be published in Spring 2014. The issue will be guest edited by Donna Seaman.
Additionally, the magazine is seeking an artist to illustrate the issue. The
artist chosen will receive $3,500 and have their work profiled prominently for
at least three months on CNF’s website. He or she will work closely with CNF’s
editorial and design staff to create 8 to 10 original designs to be
featured on the cover and interior of the magazine. All styles of
interpretation, as well as various media (e.g. line drawings, watercolor,
collage) will be considered, providing they are well suited to a print format.
How to Submit: Complete submission guidelines are available at