The Wainwright Prize for UK Nature Writing

Ages:Professional

Type:Submission

Categories:Literature, Writing

Scope:International

Registration Opens
Mar 20, 2020 12:01am
Africa/Abidjan

Registration Closes
Apr 24, 2020 12:01am
Africa/Abidjan

Now in its seventh year, The Wainwright Prize for UK Nature Writing is awarded annually to the book which most successfully inspires readers to explore the outdoors and to nurture a respect for the natural world. Named after much-loved nature writer Alfred Wainwright, this year’s prize has been extended to include a second category for books about global conservation and climate change. In the midst of a global pandemic, coupled with the ongoing climate crisis, the prize feels more timely than ever as we are all recognizing the restorative role that nature plays and how urgently we need to protect it.

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. Conservation Writing: 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.

There will be two separate and independent judging panels for both categories within the prize.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://wainwrightprize.com/

Managing Organization: National Trust

Contact:
Martha Shaw
alastair@agile-ideas.com

Entry Fee: $

Eligibility:
Only books first published between 7th May 2019 – 31st May 2020 are eligible. If the book is not currently published, but is due to be published before 31st May 2020, we accept manuscripts and proofs. Authors can be from any country as long as the title is published in the UK (written in or translated into English).

Registration Opens
Mar 20, 2020 12:01am
Africa/Abidjan

Registration Closes
Apr 24, 2020 12:01am
Africa/Abidjan

Overview

Now in its seventh year, The Wainwright Prize for UK Nature Writing is awarded annually to the book which most successfully inspires readers to explore the outdoors and to nurture a respect for the natural world. Named after much-loved nature writer Alfred Wainwright, this year’s prize has been extended to include a second category for books about global conservation and climate change. In the midst of a global pandemic, coupled with the ongoing climate crisis, the prize feels more timely than ever as we are all recognizing the restorative role that nature plays and how urgently we need to protect it.

Process

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. Conservation Writing: 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.

Criteria

There will be two separate and independent judging panels for both categories within the prize.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://wainwrightprize.com/

Managing Organization: National Trust

Contact:
Martha Shaw
alastair@agile-ideas.com

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Only books first published between 7th May 2019 – 31st May 2020 are eligible. If the book is not currently published, but is due to be published before 31st May 2020, we accept manuscripts and proofs. Authors can be from any country as long as the title is published in the UK (written in or translated into English).

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Mar 20, 2020 12:01am
Africa/Abidjan

Registration Closes
Apr 24, 2020 12:01am
Africa/Abidjan