The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize

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The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize 2021

Awarded for the best piece of writing on the theme of the Alpine Fellowship 2021 - Untamed: On Wilderness and Civilization.

The winner receives a £10,000 cash prize and is presented with the award by the poet John Burnside. A £3,000 cash prize will go to the second place, and £2,000 to the third place runner up. The winner and two runners up are invited to attend the Fjällnäs symposium.

Rules:

  • Open to all nationalities and to anyone aged 18 and above.

  • All entries must be written in English.

  • Submissions can be prose, poetry, non-academic essays, but must be standalone and cannot be extracts from a larger piece.

  • All genres permitted.

  • A maximum of 2,500 words per entry.

  • Limited to one entry per person.

  • Text must not have been published, self-published or accepted for publication in print or online, or have won or been placed in another competition at any time (including the Alpine Fellowship Academic Writing Prize).

  • Due to the volume of applications the judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into following the results.

  • Submissions will be judged anonymously, so please ensure that your name does not appear anywhere on your work.

Key dates*:

Applications open: 1st January 2021
Applications close: 1st April 2021
Longlist (top 100 entries) announced: Coming soon
Shortlist (top 30 entries) announced: Coming soon
Winners announced: Coming soon

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*Please note: we reserve the right to change the date of the longlist, shortlist and winners announcement if required.

 

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