22 May, 2021
Sutherland Shire Environment Centre holds an annual, national Writing for the Environment prize in honour of our founder, Bob Walshe, who passed away in March 2018. Through the R D Walshe Memorial Writing for the Environment Prize, Sutherland Shire Environment Centre continues to value the role and place of the art of writing in helping to shape a sustainable world – healthy people living on a healthy planet.
A novel twist for this year’s competition is for participants to submit a script for a 10 minute play instead of a short story. Previous years have seen the competition restricted to young people under 25; this year a category for entrants over 65 has been included as well.
For more information please see our Award submission page.
Pictured below is Katrina, Winner of the 2020 RD Walshe Memorial Writing for the Environment Competition, under 18 age category, with her award certificate. You can read her story, I am, at this link https://www.ssec.org.au/i-am/