august, 2020

31aug1:00 am1:00 amFree to enter!Mountaineering Scotland Mountain Writing CompetitionUK Entry Fee: Free ,
Max word count: 2,000 (prose), 200 (poetry) ,
Top Prize: £100 ,

Top Prize


Max word count

2,000 (prose), 200 (poetry)

Entry Fee


Mountaineering Scotland Mountain Writing Competition

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Hillwalkers and climbers are being challenged to put their passion for the wild places into words.

Mountaineering Scotland’s annual literary competition is now open for entries.

And with the number of climbers and walkers who have been unable to get to the hills since lockdown started, it’s a great opportunity for people to express in words what the mountains and crags mean to them.

It may be prose or poetry, fact or fiction, it may be a fondly remembered walk or an imagined vertical adventure – it could well be prose or poetry about not being able to get to the hills.

Whatever you choose to write about, as long as it has mountains and mountaineers at heart, the Mountaineering Scotland Writing Competition 2020 is seeking contributions, with the aim of finding the best in new mountain writing.

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