The Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Awards recognize the best in environmental writing in adult nonfiction and children’s literature. Awards are announced on Sigurd Olson’s birthday, April 4.
The Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award is given to a published book of literary nonfiction nature writing that captures the spirit of the human relationship with the natural world, and promotes values that preserve or restore the land for future generations. The literary work must:
- hold a 2023 copyright
- be written by a single author
Note: coffee table books, guidebooks, or general references will not be considered.
Award recipient receives
$1,000 cash prize and an invitation to visit Northland College (all expenses paid) for an award ceremony and public reading.
Submission Due Date
Submissions can be made up to December 31, 2023. To enter submit eight copies of your publication to:
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute
1411 Ellis Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806