A short story competition with the theme “smallholders and oil palm plantation” is now up for entries.
The competition, organised by the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC), aims at engaging the communities and families living near or within the palm oil plantation, says a press release.
The competition also wants to recognise smallholders’ contributions to the palm oil industry and address one of the goals of Sustainable Development Goals--“Responsible Consumption and Production”.
Winning entries may bag up to $1,000 and a chance to share real-life stories of smallholders’ efforts in managing their plantations and in creating a decent life for their families. CPOPC is offering prizes worth $7,950 for all winning entries. All the winning stories will be published into a book.
The word limit for stories is 500 to 750. The participants can submit their stories in different languages, such as English, French, Spanish, Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Malaysia. The suggested topics are decent work, education, poverty alleviation, zero hunger, health and economic growth, climate action, environment and biodiversity. The deadline for submission is July 31, 2021 and stories can be sent to [email protected]