Story of the Trees Contest


Today is my birthday and I’ve decided to host a contest.

“The oaks and the pines, and their brethren of the wood, have seen so many suns rise and set, so many seasons come and go, and so many generations pass into silence, that we may well wonder what “the story of the trees” would be to us if they had tongues to tell it, or we ears fine enough to understand.” – Author Unknown, quoted in Quotations for Special Occasions by Maud van Buren, 1938

On my Pine Tree Study art print in the field journal series, I added the quote above. I love the idea of trees telling a story that only the wind can hear. As someone who loves to write I believe this makes for a terrific writing prompt which I then thought it would make a great contest.

Using the quote above as inspiration, I want you to write a short story or poem of what the trees would tell us “if they had tongues to tell it, or we ears fine enough to understand.” The winning entry will receive a customized Pine Tree Study print with their own “Story of the Trees”.

Prize: Pine Tree Study Field Journal print customized with your Story of the Trees.

Who can enter: If you are 18 years or older and live in the USA or Canada you are eligible for this contest.

When you can enter: From now (August 5, 2014 6:30am) until August 12, 2014 11:59pm EST.
You can submit your “Story of the Trees” entry by emailing me at

Winner: I will choose the top three stories. Then you all will vote for the winning story.
• Top three entires will be announced August 15th
• Voting will be Aug. 15 – 19th

All Entries must be Original work by the writer.

Writing Guidelines:
• 80 words max.
• No attachments
• Copy & Paste story into the email
• No foul language
• Can be a narrative or a poem
• Subject is story of the trees
• Email subject line “Story of the Trees: (Your name)”

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask 🙂 Enjoy the contest!

Disclaimer: WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are in no way affiliated with this contest. I have the right to adjust or shut down the contest at any time. By participating, each participant is granting Pinecone Grove permission to use your name, contest entry, likes or comments for future marketing purposes. Any emails or addresses collected for this contest will remain private.


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