Submissions deadline: 23rd April 2021
Submissions are now open for Wainwright Prize for nature writing and writing on global conservation.
Named after nature writer Alfred Wainwright, the prizes are awarded to the work which best reflects Wainwright’s core values and include a celebration of nature and our natural environment or a warning of the dangers to it across the globe.
The Wainwright Prize for UK nature writing
The book should be narrative driven with a subject that must be related to nature, the outdoors or travel writing (not guidebooks) covering Great Britain and Northern Ireland as a central theme.
The Wainwright Prize for writing on global conservation
The books in this category will reflect efforts in or, studies relating to conservation or climate change as it affects nature and the outdoors. They should be narrative driven and could be global in scope.
Books first published in the UK between 7th May 2020 – 31st May 2021 are eligible – if not currently published, but is due to be published before 31st May 2021, manuscripts and proofs are accepted.
Last year’s winner for nature writing was Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty (Little Toller Press) and last year’s winner for writing on global conservation was Rebirding by Benedict Macdonald (Pelagic).
A £5,000 prize fund will be shared and presented to the authors of the winning books.
The Wainwright Prize is awarded in association with the National Trust.