The Desmond Wettern Award for Best Journalism
The Award is made to the journalist whose writing, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has made the most constructive contribution to generating public awareness of current maritime issues during the qualifying period.
Eligible work may take the form of journalism in newspapers, periodicals, or specialist or technical journals (whether such publications are published in print or digitally) or radio journalism, but not television journalism, which is covered separately by the Donald Gosling Award for Best Film or Television Contribution.
Recent Award Winners
2017 Miranda Johnson
2018 Christopher Cope
2019 Alistair Bunkall
2020 Alan Tovey
2021 David Linkie (1954-2021)
The award has been presented annually since 1995.
The prize is an engraved crystal decanter.
Please note: From 2022, prizes may differ due to changes to the Awards programme.