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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.

Submissions for The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2019 are now open – CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT BOOKS

All nature writing books published between the 1st of April 2018 and the 6th of May 2019 are eligible.

Key Dates:

Submissions Open – 4th March

Submissions Close – 8th April

Shortlist Announcement – 2nd July

Ceremony – TBC (around 15th August)

Previous winners include Adam Nicolson with The Seabird’s Cry in 2018 and Where the Poppies Blow by John Lewis-Stempel in 2017.

Latest News

2018 winner Adam Nicolson is the main speaker at the New Networks For Nature event

August 21, 2018

Adam Nicolson, the 2018 winner of the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, is the main speaker at the upcoming New Networks For Nature event. The New Networks For Nature is a charity that aims to promote the importance of our natural landscapes and to re …

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Gallery from the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2018 Ceremony

August 14, 2018

The full gallery of photographs from the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2018 has been collated and published. The event took place on a blisteringly hot day on the 3rd of August at Blenheim Palace at Countryfile Live. A crowd gathered in the Nationa …

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Adam Nicolson Wins the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2018

August 2, 2018

Adam Nicolson wins the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize with his love song to seabirds  The Seabird’s Cry by Adam Nicolson has today been announced as the winner of the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, which celebrates the best books about nature an …

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