Peter Worthington has had an amazing life. And his obituary, which he wrote himself, certainly has an arresting opening line.
The Guardian recognises that some issues faced by the developing world can be overlooked in the media. In its fifth year of being run, the competition involves writing a feature 650-1000 words on 'an aspect of global poverty that deserves greater media exposure'. Around 40 of the best entries will be published on The Guardian website, then 16 finalists (eight amateur, eight professional) will be flown to a developing country where they will be tasked with researching a new assignment.&