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This year The Wainwright Prize has been extended to include a second category to cover writing about global conservation and climate change.

The Wainwright Prize for UK 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.

The Wainwright Prize for writing on global conservation:
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.

The prizes will be awarded to the work which best reflects Wainwright’s core values and are a celebration of the outdoors or a warning over the dangers to it across the globe. Last year’s winner was Underland by Robert Macfarlane (Hamish Hamilton).

A £5,000 prize fund will be shared and presented to the authors of the winning books.The Wainwright Prize is awarded in association with the National Trust.

Submissions for the 2020 Awards are now open

 

Key Dates:
Submissions Open – 20th March
Submissions Close – 17th April
Longlist Announcement – 5th June – World Environment Day
Shortlist Announcement – 16th July
Ceremony – 21st August

 

Latest News

The Wainwright Prize opens submissions alongside announcement of parallel Global Conservation Prize

March 20, 2020

The two awards will run concurrently, with the Wainwright Prize for UK nature writing recognising narrative driven titles with a subject that must be related to nature, the outdoors or travel writing (not guidebooks) covering Great Britain and Northern …

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Robert Macfarlane Wins The 2019 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize

August 15, 2019

ROBERT MACFARLANE wins The 2019 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize with his epic exploration of the Earth’s underworld. Underland by Robert Macfarlane has today been announced as the winner of the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, which celebrates the …

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Essential Reading in Trying Times: The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize for Nature Writing Shortlist Announced

July 2, 2019

The shortlist for The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, which celebrates the best books about nature, the outdoors and UK travel is announced today, Tuesday 2nd July 2019. Celebrating its sixth year, The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, is awarded a …

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