Since 1994, the Wilderness Society has been recognising the talents of
authors and illustrators whose creativity is inspiring the next generation,
through their annual Environment Award for Children’s Literature.

Growing a love of nature in young people is fundamental to becoming a society that values, protects and cares for Australia’s unique landscapes, oceans, plants and wildlife. And books are a fantastic way to ignite curiosity about creatures great and small.

Harry Hartog is a proud partner for the Karajia and Environment Awards for Children’s Literature and 10% of sales from any of the shortlisted titles will be donated back to the Wilderness Society.

Through reading, we can learn about animals that live in far off places, explore deep into the soil to see how microbes support plants, or have complex emotions and messages distilled into language that we can understand.

In 2022, the Wilderness Society launched the Karajia Award for Children’s Literature. This new award celebrates this continent’s First Nations authors and/or illustrators. This award honours connection to Country and stories that explore land, community, culture and language. First Nations people have been stewards of this continent’s natural world for tens of thousands of years, and continue to be so.