Submission of entries

The Trustees of the Boardman Tasker Charitable Trust invite publishers to make submissions for the 2014 Boardman Tasker Prize.

Books with mountain,not necessarily mountaineering, theme whether fiction, non-fiction, drama or poetry, written in the English language (initially or in translation) will be eligible. The entry must be in book format, and not in the format of a magazine or other periodical or anthology.

The Prize will be awarded for a work published or distributed in the United Kingdom for the first time between 1st August 2013 and 31st July 2014.

The chair of judges for 2014 is Audrey Salkeld, noted mountain historian, regular magazine contributor and editor of several mountain anthologies and textbooks.

The other judges are Chris Harle, an experienced and widely travelled mountaineer and co-author of Mountain Words: British Hill & Crag Literature into the 21st Century, and Robin Campbell. Robin is a former Editor of the SMC Journal and current SMC Archivist and Librarian. He has written numerous pieces for journals and magazines and compiled a book, The Munroist's Companion. His opinions about books have earned him praise and condemnation, in equal measure..

Books should be submitted as soon as they are available, but by Friday 1st August 2014 at the latest. Publishers are invited to send four copies of each book entered (or page-proofs if necessary) with an entry form for each title. No restriction is made on the number of entries each publisher may make.

Download Rules and Entry Form