Nature is all around and we want to celebrate it.

We have created the SRUC Green Storytelling Prize to increase awareness about our planet earth and to appreciate the world that we live in. We want you to tell us about an experience you have had with nature. This can be anything, from something in your own garden to a walk in the woods, a trip to the seaside or a trip to a National Park, the possibilities are endless. Let us know what inspired you and why. Turn your experience into a story and send it in to win prizes for you and your school.


To enter, we need you to tell us a story. Stories come in all shapes and sizes. We don't need you to write a best-selling novel, in fact, you don't even need to include any words. Stories can be drawings. Stories can be poems. You could make us a PowerPoint or recreate your story in a video. Or, of course, you can send us short written stories (max 750 words).

Submit your story

Who can enter

We have three prize brackets to be entered in to:


  • Primary Schools: Open to children in Primary 4 and Primary 5, we have 20 prizes of £100 to be won for the school, to help fund your library or eco group activities.

  • S1 - S3: Pupils in S1, S2 and S3 can enter with a chance to win one of 5 prizes of £300, which will be split equally between the school and individual winner.

  • S4 - S6: Senior Phase students can enter for a chance to win one of 3 prizes of £500, split equally between the school and the individual winner.

How to enter

To apply, email us your submission to or send us your stories through the post to:

FAO Green Stories [Marketing]
SRUC Edinburgh
Peter Wilson Building
West Mains Road
Edinburgh, EH9 3JG


Be sure to include the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Teachers’ Name
  • School’s Name
  • Best contact email address
  • Best contact phone number
  • Which category (Primary/S1-3/S4-6) you are entering into


Closing Date: Midday on 28 March 2024


For any additional information, contact us using the link below

Send us a message

Terms and Conditions

Many different formats are accepted as entry to this competition.


If you would like to submit something not listed below, please email us to check whether there is any additional guidance:


  • Pictures should be on A4 paper for the Primary competition, but can be larger scale for the Senior Competition. Digital versions (ie quality photographs or scans of original pieces) are accepted.

  • If PowerPoint or Video files exceed 10Mb they must be submitted via WeTransfer.

  • Written stories can be handwritten or typed, and should not exceed 750 words.

  • Please remember to attach all the required information to each entry.

  • The competition closes at midday on the 28th March and winners will be informed by mid-April.

  • By entering our competition you consent to your entry being shared on social media channels.



Contact us

Explore what it's like to study at SRUC

Open Days

During our online open days you can talk to course tutors and students and find out why studying at SRUC is such a unique experience.

Book your place

Virtual Experience

Explore our Virtual Experience platform where you can find great videos and examples of what it’s like to study our courses, watch campus and facility tours, hear from other SRUC students, and discover lots of useful information about applying and learning at SRUC.

Start your experience

Request a Prospectus

Find out more about all of the courses on offer at SRUC as well as career opportunities and student success stories.

Download a prospectus