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WRITING CONTEST

CANADIAN ROCKIES ANNUAL
WRITING CONTEST

Theme: Trouble in the Backcountry

Mountain people have great stories to tell, and we want to hear yours! For our first-ever writing contest, we’re looking for the best writing on your biggest backcountry blunders. We’re giving big points for the perfect blend of writing style and storytelling here, so dig deep and get typing. Winners will receive a cash prize, be published in Volume 4 of the Canadian Rockies Annual and sent a hefty book pack from Rocky Mountain Books!

For this writing contest, we want you to cram your experiences into 400 of your most carefully chosen words and shape them into a publishable piece. Maybe you forgot to bring food on a 4-day trip, faced an epic rescue off a mountain somewhere, got stuck up a tree fending off a bear or left the diapers behind while hiking with the baby. Anything goes, as long as it reveals your biggest fails, mishaps, and epics in the backcountry.

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DETAILS

  • GRAND PRIZE
    • $200
    • publication in Volume 4 of the Canadian Rockies Annual
    • book pack (valued at $150) from Rocky Mountain Books, including Northern Light by Dave Brosha, The Bold and Cold, Honouring High Places, Inner Ranges
  • HONORABLE MENTIONS (up to 2 pieces)
    • $50
    • publication in Volume 4 of the Canadian Rockies Annual
    • book pack (valued at $70) from Rocky Mountain Books, including Inner Ranges, Lines on a Map, At Home In Nature
  • Entry fees: $20 (single entry) or $35 (single entry; includes one year’s subscription to the Canadian Rockies Annual; you choose which one) – free shipping for you! 
  • Genre: Non-fiction
  • Submission details: Up to 400 words
  • Deadline: December 15, 2018 – 11:59pm MT
  • Contest Judges: Our Editorial/Art Direction team
  • Contest Rules and Regulations: See below!

ENTRIES

To enter:

  1. Fill out the form below.
  2. Submit your payment(s) separately using our PayPal options on this page.
  3. Email your submission to admin@crowfootmedia.com with subject line “Writing Contest.”

1. ENTRY FORM

2. PAYMENT

Multiple entries are allowed, however, an entry fee applies to each. If you choose the subscription option ($35), this will apply to your first entry and $20 for each entry after. Each fee type will need to be paid separately. Why fees? Your dollars go towards our administration of the contest. 

Single Entry Fee Plus Subscription

C$35.00


Single (or Additional) Entry Fee(s)

C$20.00

 

3. YOUR SUBMISSION

Please email your submission(s) to admin@crowfootmedia.com with subject line “Writing Contest.”

CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • 400 word limit on entries.
  • Open to residents of Canada only.
  • Entries must not have been previously published anywhere.
  • Entries come with First International Rights to Publishing as well as Electronic/Web Rights.
  • Your entry will also add you to our Crowfoot Media Community Newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time.
  • Multiple entries are allowed, however, an entry fee applies to each. If you choose the subscription option ($35), this will apply to your first entry and $20 for each entry after.
  • Entries must be received by the deadline to be eligible.
  • Pieces will be edited prior to publication to ensure proper style and formatting for the magazine.
  • If no entries are suitable for publication, we will not run any pieces from the contest in Volume 4 of the Canadian Rockies Annual. We are not required to award any winning entries.
  • Entries may appear in the Canadian Rockies Annual or on CrowfootMedia.com.
  • For more information, contact Meghan at meghan@crowfootmedia.com.