The competition is organized by the Alpine Fellowship, a charity project with the broad aim of promoting culture and the arts. The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize 2021 is worth £15,000!


• 1st place: £10,000
• 2nd place: £3,000
• 3rd place: £2,000

Theme for The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize 2021

This year’s theme is: “Untamed: On Wilderness and Civilization”. And guess what? You can submit prose, poetry, visual art, and academic writing. Below is what they are interested in:

“We’re interested in examining our conceptions of wilderness and wildness, the ways in which we attempt to tame our world and ourselves, and the connection and spaces between ‘the wild’ and ‘the civilised’. We’re interested in humankind’s perpetual efforts to ‘enframe’ nature, or make it productive, whilst rhapsodising the very thing this pushes out.”

“Does the wild stand in opposition to civilization, or are they both manifestations of the natural? Is our conception of the wild anthropic, indeed is it sentimental? When is it right to ‘live according to nature’, and when should we turn to science to rewire nature or ourselves?  Indeed, what is our ‘natural’ state? And following a year in which so much interaction has been online, we ask how it affects this theme?”


  • The competition is open to anyone aged 18 and above
  • All genres permitted.
  • The 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.
  • A maximum of 2,500 words per entry
  • The competition is free to enter.
  • Deadline: April 1, 2021

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