Competitions

WIN a trip to the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland!

Fancy a getaway to the Bernese Oberland in the Swiss Alps?

We’ve teamed up with the Jungfrau Region, Interlaken and Switzerland Tourism to give away mini-break for two people including accommodation, flights and rail passes!

Kendal Mountain and Rab® Film Commissioning Grant

Adventure storytelling is at the heart of Kendal Mountain Festival therefore we are excited to be partnering with Rab® to support upcoming British based filmmakers.

The Kendal Mountain and Rab® Film Commissioning Grant will contribute £10,000 and project support to a winning film application, awarded at the 2021 Festival.

The grant is for a documentary film of up to 30 minutes to be made in the United Kingdom during the period of November 2021 to September 2022 exploring the theme, ‘The Mountain People’.

A new nature writing award with a £10,000 prize

We're proud to be working alongside 'The Nature Chronicles Prize', a brand new nature writing award; a global biennial competition.

Created in memory of Prudence Scott, a lifelong nature diarist who died in 2019; the award aims to find engaging and unique essay length works which share a commitment to truth telling and respond to the time we are in and the world as it is.

We'll be hosting the award-ceremony in November 2022 when one writer will win £10,000! A further 5 shortlisted writers will each receive £1000.

Open Mountain 2021: Call for Submissions

Unlocking the landscape

In our third year our particular focus is on unlocking landscapes, big and small.

Open Mountain as a project is focused on connection with wild places, and on redefining mountain literatures and cultures to include voices and experiences often excluded or invalidated.

Submissions are invited from anyone who feels their voices and experiences are not currently reflected in mountain and outdoor literature, including Black writers, Indigenous writers, writers from ethnic, cultural and religious minorities, disabled writers, LGBTQ+ writers and low-income and working-class writers.

© Kendal Mountain Festival 2021
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