ENTER NOW FOR 2015





Entries are now being accepted for the MCofS Mountain Writing Competition for 2015.

The deadline is 31st August 2015.

EMFF has kindly donated weekend passes (worth £100) to the Festival for the winners in each literary category.

MCofS Mountain Writing Competition Categories 2015:

Prose Category

1st prize £150 plus EMFF ticket; 2nd prize £100; 3rd prize £50

Poetry category

1st prize £100 plus EMFF ticket; 2nd prize £50; 3rd Prize £25

 Anyone can enter!

  • The competition's open to anyone resident in the UK, either members of the MCofS or not. Members please quote your club name or individual membership number.
  • The writing can be fact or fiction, or any mixture of the two, just as long as it relates to mountains or mountaineering and hasn't been published previously
  • We are especially pleased to hear from people who've never entered writing competitions.

Send your entries to the MAC Coordinator, Mike Merchant as follows:

Word documents should be emailed to article@mcofs.org.uk

Hard copy, typewritten entries should be posted to: MCofS, ‘MAC2014’, The Old Granary, West Mill Street, Perth PH1 5QP

EMFF Photographic Competition Categories 2016:

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

Winners will receive a £25 cash prize, one year’s free MCofS 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 (http://www.edinburghmountainff.com/gotaphoto.htm ).

Entries should be sent as digital jpeg format (5Mb max) by email to: stevie@edinburghmountainff.com

Conditions of Entry for the MCofS Mountain Writing Competition:

  • Closing Date for entries is 31st August 2015
  • Entries in both categories must be related to mountains and/or mountaineering and should not have been published previously
  • Prose entries should be a maximum of 2,000 words long. Poetry entries can be as long or as short as you like
  • Entrants are limited to one entry per category
  • All entries should be supplied by email in Word Document format, or by post, typewritten or printed on one side of the paper only
  • No photos please. It's all about the writing
  • Enclose an SAE if you wish the article to be returned
  • The MCofS & EMFF reserve the right to publish the prize-winning entries. Past winners have been published either in the MCofS magazine, Annual Report or in magazines or journals
  • The competition is open to anyone resident in the UK, either members of the MCofS or not. Members should quote their club name or individual membership number

Competition Rules for EMFF Photography entries:

  • Closing date for entries is 5th January 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 2016
  • 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