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Mountain Writing and Photography Competitions 2018

Dates for the 2018 competition to be announced in April.

The deadline is 30th September 2017.

Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival has kindly donated weekend passes worth £100 to the Festival for the winners in each literary category.

Mountaineering Scotland Mountain Writing Competition Categories 2017:

Prose Category

1st prize £150 plus two EMFF weekend passes; 2nd prize £100; 3rd prize £50

Poetry category

1st prize £100 plus two EMFF weekend passes; 2nd prize £50; 3rd Prize £25

Conditions of Entry for the Mountaineering Scotland Mountain Writing Competition:

  • Closing Date for entries is 30th September 2017
  • Entries in both categories must be related to mountains and/or mountaineering
  • Only one entry per category is allowed for contestants
  • Prose entries should be a maximum of 2,000 words long. Poetry entries can be as long or as short as you like
  • All entries should be supplied by email in Word Document format, or by post, typewritten or printed on one side of the paper only
  • Enclose an SAE if you wish the article to be returned
  • Mountaineering Scotland & EMFF reserve the right to publish the prize-winning entries. Past winners have been published in the Mountaineering Scotland magazine
  • The competition is open to anyone resident in the UK, either members of Mountaineering Scotland or not. However previous winners of the competition are not eligible to enter. Members should quote their club name or individual membership number

Send your entries to the MWC Coordinator, Tommy McManmon as follows:

Word documents should be emailed as attachments to article@mountaineering.scot Entrants are asked to include a one-sentence biog and a head and shoulders photo with their email for use in publicity in the event of their winning. People should only put their names and contact details in email: there should be no information identifying the author in the attached Word document containing the entry.

The EMFF categories for 2016 will be available from the website soon.

Winners will receive a £25 cash prize, one yearís free Mountaineering Scotland individual membership, and a Scottish Harvey Mountain Map of their choice. Full information about the photography competition and conditions of entry can be found at the EMFF website

Competition Rules for EMFF Photography entries:

  • Closing date for entries is 9th September 2016
  • No more than 2 entries per person, per category
  • By entering the competition, you agree to have your photos displayed as part of the EMFF exhibition 2017
  • Winners are decided by the EMFF judging panel. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
  • The winning photo in each category will receive £25 and have the image displayed as part of the EMFF exhibition
  • Neither Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival nor the exhibition venue can be held responsible for loss or damage to photos before, during or after the exhibition
  • We regret that we cannot return photographs but they can be collected at the festival at morning or afternoon sessions only. Digital entries preferred

Entries should be sent either as digital jpeg format (5Mb max) or prints (10x8) as follows:

By post to Stevie Christie (EMFF), c/o Wilderness Scotland, 3A St Vincent Street, Edinburgh EH3 6SW.

By email to: stevie@edinburghmountainff.com