Call for Stories by Youth about Sustainable Futures – Opportunity to win Prizes and be Published in New ‘Futures’ Anthology 2024

Do you know any creative, articulate youth from ages 10-20 worldwide who might be interested in submitting their creative and inspiring 3-5 page stories to be selected, edited and published?

Would you like to help them win awards and have their work published internationally?

Would like to empower young people to engage with global sustainability, justice, and the future that we want?

If so, the Center for International Sustainable Development Law is encouraging you to share the following opportunity with young people who want to make a difference in building a sustainable future. 

The Voices of Future Generations (VoFG) Children´s Initiative, in partnership with the Global Youth Council on Science, Law and Sustainability, is seeking stories by youth about the future they want, inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals. 

At this time, young people ages 8-20 and their families or friends, from around the world, are invited to submit short stories (3-5 pages, in English) about fictional characters from their region of the world and any SDGs of interest, along with a 50-word biography, in order to be considered for awards and publication.

The stories should creatively and imaginatively communicate a message about global sustainability, justice and the future we want. Stories with characters and settings that share children’s culture and unique environment or local realities will be preferred. Importantly, the stories should be about the kind of future that young people would like to see (this can include, of course, stories about dystopian futures they don’t want, and how to avoid it).

The top stories will be chosen to feature in the Anthology, with the young writers winning Platinum, Gold or Silver Awards for their work.

This book will be published internationally, raising the voices of future generations and spreading our messages for a fair and sustainable tomorrow among peers and global networks, worldwide.

An International Commission of leading experts and agencies, together with youth leaders from around the world including VoFG alumni, will select the winning entries.


(1) open to all youth from all countries or communities ages 8-20,

(2) written with sustainability and our future in mind!

(3) format: entries should be 3-5 pages single-spaced, size 12, and include a 50-word biography.

Criteria for Awards:

The stories will be judged for:

(1) originality,

(2) creative thinking,

(3) link to key messages from the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030, and

(4) specific focus on achieving one to three of the most crucial UN Sustainable Development Goals that addresses the most important problems, solutions, and cultures special to the young writer’s community or country.

Entries should be submitted online at or sent to the Voices of Future Generations International Commission, care of Ms Elianys Marinez, Programme Coordinator,,, by 30 June 2024.

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