15 September 2021
Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone over the age of 16.
The competition is organised by The Moth, an international arts and literature magazine, based in Ireland.
The Moth Nature Writing Prize aims to encourage and celebrate the art of nature writing. It is awarded annually to an unpublished piece of prose or poetry which best combines exceptional literary merit with an exploration of the writer’s relationship with the natural world.
There is a 4,000 maximum word limit.
Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published.
The judge is Helen Macdonald.
The entry fee is €15 per entry.
The winner receives €1,000 and a week at Circle of Misse in France. The winning piece will be published in the winter issue of The Moth.
How to enroll
For further information visit the official competition website.