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The Moth Nature Writing Prize 2022

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Closing date: 
15 September 2022
Entry: 
Open to anyone over the age of 16 with an unpublished piece of nature writing. Entry fee €15 per entry
Prize: 
€1,000 and a week-long stay at The Moth Retreat in rural Ireland.

THE MOTH NATURE WRITING PRIZE

Judge Max Porter  Read more

The Laurel Prize 2022

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Closing date: 
17 April 2022
Entry: 
Entries are open to all poets writing in the English language anywhere in the world. Self-published collections are not eligible. No entry fee
Prize: 
First Prize – £5,000 Second Prize – £2,000 Third Prize – £1,000 Prize for Best First Collection – £500

From Simon Armitage, UK Poet Laureate:

‘We are facing the most catastrophic threat to the future of our planet that we have ever encountered.'

Over the course of my ten year Laureateship I want one of the headline projects to be a prize or award that recognises and encourages the resurgence of nature and environmental writing, currently taking place in poetry.  Read more

The Moth Nature Writing Prize

Information

Closing date: 
15 September 2020
Entry: 
Open to anyone over the age of 16 with an unpublished piece of nature writing. Entry fee €15 per entry
Prize: 
€1,000 and a week-long stay at The Moth Retreat in rural Ireland.

THE MOTH NATURE WRITING PRIZE  Read more

Nan Shepherd Prize for Nature Writing

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Closing date: 
10 September 2019
Entry: 
Open to previously unpublished and self-published writers based in the UK No entry fee
Prize: 
An advance of £10,000, editorial mentoring and the option of literary representation with Jenny Brown Associates

A new literary prize for underrepresented voices in nature writing

Canongate has launched the Nan Shepherd Prize for Nature Writing, as Oscar-nominated actor Tilda Swinton records the audiobook of Shepherd's The Living Mountain (Canongate)  Read more

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