Yale Environment 360 and the Oak Spring Garden Foundation are accepting entries for our first Young Writers Awards. The awards will honor the best nonfiction environmental writing by authors under the age of 35.
Articles should focus on topics related to the natural world, with an emphasis on subjects related to land conservation, forests, and plants, or natural places. The writing can be either an essay or a reported piece. However, it should have a personal voice and point of view. Entries can be of any length up to a maximum of 2,500 words. Articles that have appeared in another publication are not eligible.
The judging panel consisting of E360 Editor, Oak Spring Garden President, and E360 Managing Editor. The judges will decide upon three winners of the Yale Environment 360 Young Writers Award. The first-place winner will receive $2,000, while the second and third place winners $500 each. Further, the winning entries will be edited by Yale Environment 360 editors and posted on the E360 site.
Candidates all over the world are eligible for the Yale Environment 360 Young Writers Award. Moreover, the participating candidates must be at least 18 years and under 35 years of age. Participants from any academic faculty can submit the essay. The maximum word count for the essay is 2,500. Further, the participants must present their work in the specified topic.
Online submission is possible for the Young Writers Award. Moreover, the participants must submit their entry in .doc, .docx or .pdf format. Submissions must have a cover page that includes the writer’s name, birth date, a brief bio of no more than one paragraph, as well as contact information (email, phone number, and address).
The participants must upload their entry via dropbox available at the website.
Participants can submit for the Yale Environment Young Writers Award until 15 November 2019. The host will notify the winners by 15 December 2019.