Story Competition

Do you have a story you can share? Karen and Iona would love to hear from you with your stories of possibility – of how you overcame a surprising challenge.

Reflecting on our life experiences and sharing our stories with others is a core part of learning and growth as a human being. It helps us to understand ourselves and others better, make sense of what we live, and bring meaning and purpose going forward.

Karen and Iona’s stories are about overcoming challenge and adversity, about developing inner strength, resilience and anti-fragility. Their journey is about the healing power of nature and our responsibility to look after his beautiful planet we live on.

“We invite you to share your story of ‘possibility’. In a maximum of 500 words, please tell us about how you overcame something that you doubted you could. What / where / when was it? What or who helped you? Why do you want to share this story? What did you learn?

We have three categories, and will choose one story from each to read from the Pole of Possibility when we get there. It will be the story that moves us most and impacts our thinking and perspective of possibility. We will film your story being read at the Pole and include it in our film. We’re looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks!”
Iona & Karen

There will be three story-telling categories for three different age ranges.
(1) 7 to 10 years old
(2) 11 to 14 years old
(3) 15 to 18 years old

The prize will be your story being shared from the Pole of Possibility, a signed Antarctic photo from the team, and an invite to be featured in the film.

Please send entries before the 1st December 2022 to Karen * Iona at

Discovering Antarctica

You can learn more about Antartica, the last great wilderness at Discovering Antarctica, an educational resource for schools.

It was developed by the Royal Geographical Society with IBG, in partnership with the British Antarctic Survey and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It provides resources on :

  • Introducing Antarctica
    • Oceans, atmosphere and landscape
    • Ecosystems and foodwebs
    • Science and exploration
    • Tourism
    • Sustainability challenges
    • Governance and geopolitics