The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature

Key facts

Prize money: £3,000

Key dates

Submissions deadline: 15/07/2020
Winner(s) announced: 20/11/2020

Established in 1983 to commemorate the lives of Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker, the Boardman Tasker Charitable Trust celebrates their legacy by awarding the annual Award for Mountain Literature and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature is awarded annually to the author or authors of the best literary work, whether fiction, non-fiction, drama or poetry, the central theme of which is concerned with the mountain environment.
Kate Harris won the 2019 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature with her book ‘Lands of Lost Borders’.
The prize for 2020 will be £3,000 and will be awarded to the author or authors of the best literary work, whether fiction, non-fiction, drama or poetry, the central theme of which is concerned with the mountain environment. The emphasis will be on literary merit and the judges may withhold the prize if they do not consider any entry to be of sufficient merit.
The Judging Panel for the 2020 Boardman Tasker Award is: Katie Ives (Chair of Judges), David Canning & Mike Kosterlitz.