The various expert judges on the three panels include:
UK Nature Writing Prize:
Ray Mears – Chair and TV presenter
Hugh Thomson – Previous winning author
Raynor Winn – Twice-shortlisted author
Craig Bennett – CEO UK Wildlife Trusts
Caroline Morris – Bookseller
Sanjida O’Connell – TV Presenter and author
Global Conservation Prize:
Charlotte Smith – Chair and TV presenter
Mark Cropper – Chairman of James Cropper, - Sustainable Paper Manufacturer
Anita Longley – Chair of ICRS
Lizzie Carr – Children’s ECO blogger
Sir John Lawton – Leading environmentalist
Harry Skeggs – Wildlife photographer and blogger
Gemma Hunt – Chair and TV presenter
John McClay – Children’s Literary Festival Director
Mark Furnell – Communication and Campaign Director, National Trust
Tamara Macfarlane – Bookseller
Sarah Davis – Librarian
Charlotte Morley – Ethical children’s clothing manufacturer
Longlists for all three categories of the 2022 James Cropper Wainwright Prize will be revealed on Thursday 23rd June, when the official 2022 prize artist will also be announced.
• The Prize shortlists will be announced on 28th July.
• The Prize winners will be announced live on 7th September, venue tbc.
The prize was founded and is still supported by, both the Alfred Wainwright Estate & Frances Lincoln, publisher of the Wainwright Guides. The £7,500 prize fund will be shared and presented to the authors of the three winning books.
Recent winners include Dara McAnulty, James Rebanks, Merlin Sheldrake, Adam Nicholson and Robert MacFarlane.