Nature Writing Prize 2021

Submissions are now open for The Nature Conservancy’s sixth biennial Nature Writing Prize.

A prize of AU$7,500 will be awarded to the author of an essay between 3,000 and 5,000 words in the genre of ‘Writing of Place’. The winning entry will also be published in Griffith Review online. 

Judge’s Geordie Williamson and Tara June Winch will award the prize to an Australian writer, aged 18 and over, whose entry is deemed to be of the highest literary merit and which best explores his or her relationship and interaction with some aspect of the Australian landscape.

The Nature Conservancy Australia Nature Writing Prize was created to promote and celebrate the art of nature writing in Australia as well as to encourage a greater appreciation of Australia’s magnificent landscapes.

The 2021 Nature Writing Prize will also feature an additional prize – with the writer of one Highly Commended essay receiving the Rosina Joy Buckman Award, which is a two-week residency at Life at Springfield, in the NSW Southern Highlands.

For full terms and conditions please click here.

The Winner will be announced in May 2021.

Submit your essay today

The prize is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents. Participants will need to pay an entry fee of $25. Submissions close at 5pm AEST Friday 19 February 2021.



Wednesday 6 January, 2021
Friday 19 February, 2021

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