Mountaineering Literature Competition

Are you an aspiring outdoor writer? Do you have a dramatic mountaineering story to tell? If so, there’s still time to enter this year’s Mountain Article Competition, run by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and open to all UK residents.

First established in 1987, the competition gives amateur writers the chance to see their work in print with a feature in The Scottish Mountaineer quarterly magazine, in addition to a cash prize for the winners. Entrants can choose from fact, fiction, prose or poetry and all articles must have a connection with mountains, mountaineering, rock or ice climbing, walking or ski-mountaineering.

Results will be announced at this year’s Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival, with the first-place winners receiving free weekend passes for the event. There is no word limit for poetic entries, though prose pieces should not surpass 2,000 words.

The closing date for this competition is September 15.


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