Nature Writing Prize 2017

The Nature Conservancy’s fourth biennial Nature Writing Prize is open for submissions until 27 January 2017.

The $5,000 award is for an essay between 3,000 and 5,000 words to the theme ‘writing of place’. The prize will go to an Australian writer whose entry is judged 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 competition’s judges are award-winning journalist, author and editor Jo Chandler and novelist and critic James Bradley.

The winning essay will be published online by Griffith Review, as a multimedia essay.