2022 Winners Announced

2021 Winners Announced

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. In 2022 there are three prize categories:

Nature Writing
Conservaton Writing
Children's Writing

Key Dates


Submissions open – 21st March
Submissions close – 15th April
Rebrand and judges announced – 17th June
Longlists Announcement – 23rd June 
Shortlist Announcement – 28th July 
Ceremony – 7th September 

Read more about the prize below…

Nature Writing

SHORTLIST 2022

Writing on Conservation

SHORTLIST 2022

Children's Nature & Conservation Writing

SHORTLIST 2022

Judging Panel

Key Dates

LONGLIST LAUNCH:

24th

June

Shortlist LAUNCH:

4th

August

Ceremony:

7th

September

Latest News

14 September 2022

Reflecting on the 2022 James Cropper Wainwright Prize Winner's Ceremony at the London Wetland Centre

Last week, the Agile team gathered at the London Wetland Centre for the greatly-anticipated James Cropper Wainwright Prize winners’ ceremony.
7 September 2022

The James Cropper Wainwright Prize Winners 2022

ATTENBOROUGH CAMERAMAN, JAMES ALDRED; BBC R4 PRESENTER, DAN SALADINO; AND WRITER/ILLUSTRATOR BROTHERS, ROB AND TOM SEARS ANNOUNCED AS WINNERS OF THE AWARD
2 September 2022

2022 Paper Artist: Helen Musselwhite

The James Cropper Wainwright Prize is delighted to introduce its paper artist for 2022: Helen Musselwhite. Helen is a creator of enchanting paper artistry, forging flora and fauna creations with beguiling craftiness.

Meet Our Featured Artist

Helen Musslewhite

We are honoured and delighted to introduce this years’ featured artist: Helen Musselwhite. Helen works with paper to create magical illustrated models and sets. Cutting by hand, she uses coloured and painted paper to build stunning, detailed multi-layered scenes inspired by the natural world and its inhabitants.

Proudly Sponsored by James Cropper

The Wainwright Prize for UK Nature and Conservation Writing, is delighted to announce the agreement of a 3 year deal for headline sponsorship with James Cropper, a prestige paper innovator, based in the English Lake District, with an operational reach in over 50 countries.

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