The James Cropper Wainwright Prize 2023 Winners Announced
Thursday 14th September 2023: The winners of the three categories of the James Cropper Wainwright Prize were announced today at the 10th Anniversary celebrations of the Prize in Kendal in Cumbria – the southern gateway to the Lake District and the home of much-loved nature writer, Alfred Wainwright.’
A fitting location for the 10th Anniversary celebrations of the Prize which is awarded annually to the books which most successfully inspire readers to explore the outdoors and to nurture a respect for the natural world, this year’s winning books cast a spotlight on remarkable habitats – wild rivers, lost rainforests and the wonderous Arctic – inspiring advocacy for, and reconnection with, nature for readers of all ages.
Writing on Conservation
Children's Nature & Conservation Writing
2023 Key Dates
Submissions open – 16th March
Submissions close – 13th April
Longlist Announcement – 13th July
Shortlist Announcement – 10th August
Ceremony – 14th September
Read more about the prize below…
Show-off your passion for nature with some timeless, limited edition Wainwright Prize 10th Anniversary merchandise. Available in a range of sizes and developed in accordance with strict sustainability principles, our partners Continental Clothing aim to be the most progressive sustainable clothing on Earth. Available while stocks last.
If you are not able to make it to the festival but would love to get your hands on our limited-edition merchandise, then send us an email and we’ll see what we can do.
2023 Longlist Out Now
We are delighted to release the longlisted titles for the 10th anniversary James Cropper Wainwright Prize across three categories.
Meet Our Featured Artist
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.