Organization: High Country News
Salary/pay: Winner will be awarded the Bell Prize, receive $1,000, and have their essay published in the November 14, 2016 Books and Authors issue of High Country News. Runner up will receive $400 in outdoor gear from Mountainsmith, and will also be featured in the issue.
Link to more information: More information available here.
How to apply: Write an 800 word (or less) essay regarding the conservation of water, energy & industry, wildlife, public lands, climate, communities, sustainability, justice, politics — you decide, whichever is most important to you, and submit the essay online.
Application deadline: October 14, 2016