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Mountain Writing Competition launched for 2017

Wednesday 7th June 2017, 1:13pm

Writers with a feeling for mountains and mountaineers are being sought by Mountaineering Scotland for our annual literary competition.

The Mountaineering Scotland Writing Competition 2017 is looking for the best in new mountain writing, whether fact or fiction, prose or poetry.

And, with more and more people taking art in outdoor activities, there should be no shortage of climbers and walkers ready to put their experiences into words and share what makes mountains, or the act of walking or climbing so special to them.

Entries should have some connection with mountains and mountaineering, rock or ice climbing, walking or ski-mountaineering, and winners will receive a cash prize and the chance to see their entries in print in the Scottish Mountaineer  magazine which goes out to our more than 14,000 members. The first placed winners in prose and poetry categories will also receive a free weekend pass (worth about 100) to the 2016 Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival.

Winning entries are also published on the Mountaineering Scotland website.

Run since 1987, the competition is open to members and non-members alike and regularly attracts entries from all over the UK.

Prose entries should be a maximum of 2,000 words long. Poetry entries can be of any length. The competition is open to anyone resident in the UK, whether members of Mountaineering Scotland or not.

Deadline for this years competition is 30th September.

Entries should be sent to the MWC Coordinator, Tommy McManmon, preferably by email to article@mountaineering.scot or by hard copy to Mountaineering Scotland, MWC2017, The Granary, West Mill Street, Perth PH1 5QP.

Read full details of the competition.