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Entries open for children's literature award


The Wilderness Society's annual Environment Award for Children’s Literature promotes books that help grow kids' love for nature. Entries for the 2013 Award are now open!

Enter now using our online entry form.

The Environment Award for Children's Literature regularly recognises some of the highest quality children's books in the country. Each year, the shortlist is used as a guide for parents and teachers wanting to foster a love of wild places and wildlife in young Australians, and encourage a sense of responsibility for our natural world.

The winners of the 2012 Award were Hairy Nose, Itchy Butt by Elizabeth Frankel and Garry Duncan and One Small Island by Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch.

2013 will mark the Award's 20th year and, as such, celebrations are expected to be bigger and better than ever.

This time round, the award has gone digital, and interested authors, illustrators, and publishers are asked to complete the online entry form before the closing date of 31 December 2012. The Award is open to fiction and non-fiction books in three age categories (preschool, primary, and secondary). Entrants are encouraged to read the full terms and conditions before entering.

Winners of the 2013 Environment Award for Children's Literature will be announced to coincide with World Environment Day on 5 June, 2013.

Learn more

See the list of past winners of the Environmental Award for Children's Literature.