The 21st International Festival of Mountaineering Literature is to be held at the Shakespeare Centre in Kendal as part of the Kendal Mountain Festivals on the 21st of November 2008. The festival will draw big names in the climbing world - Steph Davies, Andy Cave, Andy Kirkpatrick and others will all be there, discussing the festival theme of 'Partners - Who Needs Them?'.
UKClimbing.com are pleased to host the annual writing competition in conjunction with the festival. Entries must be on the festival theme of 'Partners - Who Needs Them?' and must be under 1500 words. UKC will be judging the entries and will publish the top three.
The winning entry will be announced at the festival and will be read by writer and photographer Ian Smith. The prize is £150 and will be presented at the festival by last year's winner Jack Geldard.
Entries must not have been previously published. Deadline is 31st October 2008. Entries should be sent to UKClimbing.com via the Submit Article Function. Please include a name, address, phone number and email address with your entry and mark the title 'Writing Comp'.
Click here to read last year's winning entry Under The Black Cliff by Jack Geldard
For more info on the Festival: www.festivalofmountaineeringliterature.co.uk/