Lesotho

Country ProfileFlag-map_of_Lesotho

  • Peace Corps Country since 1967
  • Write On! Competition participant 2013-Present
  • 0 International Winners
  • Creative writing tip: A good stream-of-consciousness writing exercise to stretch the limits of your creativity is to set a timer for 5-10 minutes and write the whole time, doing your best to never pause and to never have your pen be off your paper, regardless of how scatter-brained or random the writing may end up being.
  • Fun Fact: It is the only independent state in the world that lies entirely above 4,593 feet in elevation. Lesotho has the highest lowest point (4593 ft) in the world.

2015 National Winners

    • 6th Form | Butha-Buthe
      “You can live under the sea, in the jungle or on a cloud for the rest of your life.  Which place do you choose to live and what’s your life like?”
    • 7th Form | Leribe
      “Everything you draw comes to life.  What do you draw?”
    • 8th Form | Butha-Buthe
      “If you could be famous for one thing, what would you be famous for?  Why do you want to be famous for that thing?”
    • 9th Form | Mafeteng
      “A beautifully wrapped package is at your door with the message, “Guard this with your life.”  What’s in it and how do you protect it?”
    • 10th Form | Butha-Buthe
      “You invent a new kind of medicine. What does it cure? What are the side effects?”
    • 11th Form | Leribe
      “You snap your fingers once and your best friend appears beside you. You snap your fingers again and you are both transported to your favorite place. What happens when you snap your fingers again?”
    • 12th Form | Butha-Buthe
      “If you were given the opportunity to travel the rest of your life, but under the condition that you cannot return to your home, would you take it? Why?”

 

2014 National Winners

    • 6th Form | Mokhotlong
      “If you could be any animal for a day, what would you be and what would you do?”
    • 7th Form | Leribe
      “Pretend that you have been shrunk down to the size of an ant for a day. What do you do and see?”
    • 8th Form | Berea
      “If you could make a new animal, what would it be like?”
    • 9th Form | Berea
      “What do trees think about?”
    • 10th Form | Mafeteng
      “Invent a new day of the year to celebrate. What would it be, when would t be, and how would people celebrate it?”
    • 11th Form | Leribe
      “What is the most important invention in the history of the world?”
    • 12th Form | Mokotlong
      “Write a letter to yourself to be read in 15 years.”
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