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
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