Earlier this week The Independent newspaper published the winning essay about the future of forests in England. This was an open competition with an attractive £5000 prize that was announced in February, just before the Government scrapped plans to sell England’s publicly-owned forests. Read more.
About 150 essays of 1500-2000 words were submitted and the shortlisted entries considered by three judges: Tony Juniper, Oliver Rackham and Michael McCarthy. Read the winning entry by Andy Byfield here.