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The Desmond Wettern Award for Best Writer

The Award is made to the individual whose thinking or writing, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has made the most decisive contribution in informing and influencing public awareness of future maritime issues during the qualifying period.

Eligible work may have been included in books, newspapers, periodicals, or academic, specialist or technical journals (either in print or digitally).

The Desmond Wettern Media Award

Recent Award Winners

2018 Christopher Cope
2019 Alistair Bunkall
2020 Alan Tovey
2021 David Linkie (1954-2021)
2022 Elizabeth Kolbert

The award has been presented annually since 1995.

The winner receives a cut-crystal ship’s decanter.

Please note: From 2023, prizes may differ due to changes to the Awards programme.