Climate Narrative Prize

Apocalyptic Narratives & Climate Change

 

 

Climate Narrative Prize

Climate Narrative Prize

About

The new Climate Narrative Prize, established in 2021 at Arizona State University, is a biennial award for the best published narrative exploring the state of our planet and society — past, present or future. For its inaugural run, leaders in climate action, research and storytelling will nominate their favorite essays published during the past five years. ASU students will judge the essays, and the winning author will be awarded $5,000 in cash.

The prize is part of an interdisciplinary grant project at ASU called “Apocalyptic Narratives and Climate Change: Religion, Journalism, and the Challenge of Public Engagement.” Its aim is to rethink the way climate change stories are told by combining the study of apocalyptic thinking in the United States, and its global impact, with training in the literature and journalism of social change. The project draws upon the expertise of journalists, climate scientists and scholars of the humanities to better conceptualize and communicate through story the world-shattering stakes of inaction on climate change.

The Apocalyptic Narratives and Climate Change project is a collaborative effort of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, the Narrative Storytelling Initiative and the Global Futures LaboratoryThis project is assisted by a grant from the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs.