The Wainwright Prize seeks to reward the best writing on the outdoors, nature and UK-based travel writing and is sponsored by Wainwright Golden Beer.

The prize will be awarded to the work which best reflects Wainwright’s core values of Great British writing and culture and a celebration of the outdoors. The 2016 winner is The Outrun by Amy Liptrot.

2017 Key dates:
24th February – submissions open on this website
31st March – submissions close
1st June – longlist announcement
End of June – shortlist launch
Early August – Awards ceremony


Latest News


The Outrun by Amy Liptrot wins The Wainwright Golden Beer Prize 2016

August 5, 2016

The Outrun (Canongate), Amy Liptrot’s debut account of reconnecting with her native Orkney, has been named winner of The Wainwright Golden Beer Prize 2016, a £5,000 award to celebrate the best UK nature and travel writing. Publisher Frances Lincoln, in …

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The Wainwright Prize 2016 shortlist revealed

June 30, 2016

Publisher Frances Lincoln, in association with the National Trust, has today announced the shortlist for The Wainwright Prize 2016, an annual award to celebrate the best UK nature and travel writing. The six shortlisted titles are: Common Ground, Rob C …

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The Wainwright Prize announces sponsor Wainwright Golden Beer, judging panel and prize timeline ahead of forthcoming shortlist announcement

June 14, 2016

The Wainwright Prize, which rewards the best books on the outdoors, nature and UK travel writing, is pleased to announce for 2016 a new judging panel, alongside support from Wainwright Golden Beer and a special Summer winner ceremony. First awarded in …

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