Prizes of $250 each went to Bruce Pascoe and John Bennett. All of the prizewinning pieces will be published in Wildtimes, and the winning essay will also appear in Island. To read the judges’ comments on these and other shortlisted entries go to Nature Scribe, the blog of nature writer, Peter Grant, who, at he announcement of the awards, commented:
One small remedy to the overwhelming issues that face our world is to bear witness to the places we share with other life forms. This is one of the reasons for nature writing. Lest we forget where we belong.