Banff photography, writing competitions

The good folks at The Banff Centre are calling for submissions for their Mountain Book and Photography competitions.

From Banff’s site on the photo competition, the center is looking for mountaineering stories told via photo essay:

A photo-essay is a set or series of photographs that are intended to tell a story or evoke emotions in the viewer. Photo essays can be sequential in nature, intended to be viewed in a particular order, or they may consist of non-ordered photographs which may be viewed all at once or in an order chosen by the viewer to reveal their character and dynamics.”

Regulations for the photo competition can be found here.  Online entry here.

2012 Grand Prize: Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout, by Phyllis and Don Munday
2012 Grand Prize: Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout, by Philip Connors


For the Book competition, the categories are:

  • Adventure Travel — non-fiction books about travel to, and exploration of, remote and/or rugged landscapes and their cultures.
  • Mountain Fiction and Poetry — includes fiction and poetry books with a focus on mountain topics (including climbing and mountaineering, exploration and mountain culture)
  • Mountain Guidebooks — non-fiction books dealing with physical activities in mountain environments, like hiking, climbing, mountaineering and “how-to” books.
  • Mountain Image — books that primarily focus on mountain images and with text in a subordinate role.
  • Mountain and Wilderness Literature, Non-Fiction — non-fiction books, such as memoirs, biographies and narratives on mountaineering, climbing history, mountain exploration, mountain culture, and human experiences of any kind in the mountain wilderness.

The entry for the book competition is June 30, 2013. Regulations here. Enter here.

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