The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize 2023

The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize

Awarded for the best piece of writing on the theme of the Alpine Fellowship 2023 – Flourishing.


The winner of the Writing Prize will receive a cash prize, and the runners up will receive travel expense support that must be used to attend our 2023 symposium which will be held from 10th-13th August 2023 in Fjällnäs, Sweden

First place: £3,000 cash grant

Second place: £1,000 travel expense

Third place: £1,000 travel expense


  • All genres of writing are permitted, including fiction, non-fiction and non-academic essays.
  • Open to all nationalities.
  • Applicants must be aged 18 or above at the time of entry.
  • All entries must be written in English.
  • Applicants can only enter one of our prizes.
  • Limited to one entry per person.
  • Submissions must be standalone and cannot be extracts from a larger piece.
  • A maximum of 2,500 words per entry.
  • Stories 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.
  • Travel expenses can be used for economy travel costs only and are not exchangeable for cash, any leftover travel budget will not be redeemed as cash.
  • Travel expenses can be used for transport only, and can not be used towards accomodation outside of the dates of our symposium.
  • Submissions will be judged anonymously, so please ensure that your name does not appear anywhere on your work.
  • Due to the volume of applications the judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into following the results.

Key dates:

Applications open: 1st January 2023
Applications close: 1st March 2023 at 23:59 (UK time)

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