2021 Winners Announced

2021 Winners Announced

The Wainwright Prize

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.

Read more about the prize below…

Judging Panel

Key Dates

LONGLIST LAUNCH:

24th

June

Shortlist LAUNCH:

4th

August

Ceremony:

7th

September

UK Nature Writing

2021 SHORTLIST

Thin Places
Kerri ní Dochartaigh
The Wild Silence
Raynor Winn
The Screaming Sky
Charles Foster
Seed to Dust
Marc Hamer
I Belong Here
Anita Sethi
Featherhood
Charlie Gilmour
English Pastoral
James Rebanks

Writing on Global Conservation

2021 SHORTLIST

Under a White Sky
Elizabeth Kolbert
Net Zero
Dieter Helm
Islands of Abandonment
Cal Flyn
Fathoms
Rebecca Giggs
Entangled Life
Merlin Sheldrake
A Life on our Planet
David Attenborough

Latest News

7 September 2021

2021 winners’ announced for The Wainwright Prize for Nature and Conservation Writing, sponsored by James Cropper

English Pastoral by James Rebanks is the winner of the UK Nature Writing Prize. Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake is winner of the Global Conservation and Climate Change Prize.
9 August 2021

2021 Featured Artist: Dorien Brouwers

Getting to know Dorien Brouwers, The Wainwright Prize featured Artist and Illustrator for 2021
4 August 2021

2021 Shortlist Announcement

Shortlists announced for the 2021 Wainwright Prize sponsored by James Cropper

2020 Wainwright
Prize Winners

Dara McAnulty and Benedict Macdonald win the Wainwright Prize for ‘UK Nature Writing’ and ‘For Writing on Global Conservation’ respectively.

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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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