Reed Environmental Writing Award

Now accepting entries

The Southern Environmental Law Center is now accepting entries for the 2022 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Award. Nominations are due October 31, 2021, and may be submitted by anyone, including authors, publishers and readers.

About the award

In the long, proud tradition of southern literature, writers have often drawn on the region’s unique natural treasures for inspiration and insight—from the haunting cypress swamps of Georgia to the tall mountains of western North Carolina to the rolling fields of the Virginia piedmont. As the South grows and changes, writers are increasingly exploring our relationship with these natural riches and the challenges they face in this time of transition, and SELC’s Reed Environmental Writing Award honors the best of these storytellers.

Learn more about the contest requirements.


Meet the writers, journalists and environmental advocates who generously volunteer their time and talent to serve as judges for the Reed Environmental Writing Award.

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Celebrate the past winners of the Reed Environmental Award.