A fellowship for writers, academics, visual artists and playwrights.

To submit to a particular prize please click the link below and follow the submission guidelines. 

All prizes close 1st April 2020 at 11:00pm GMT.

Late entries will not be considered under any circumstances and no correspondence will be entered into after applications have closed.


Awarded for the best piece of academic essay writing on the theme of the 2020 Alpine Fellowship: Forgiveness and Retribution.

The winner and two runners up are invited to attend the symposium. Winner receives £3,000 cash prize and is invited to attend the symposium. Runners-up are invited to attend the symposium and offered reimbursement of travel expenses up to £500.

Rules

  • Open to all nationalities, aged 18 and above. 
  • A maximum of 4000 words per entry. 
  • Academic writing is to be construed broadly, by way of contrast with creative writing, as writing that a) advances and defends an argument on the question and/or that b) makes a systematic and appreciable contribution to knowledge in academic disciplines, concerning the topic of the symposium. 
  • Work from different disciplinary (or interdisciplinary) approaches including, but not limited to, philosophy, history, sociology, literary studies, political theory, biology, anthropology, and psychology will be considered. 
  • A prime consideration will be the ability of the piece to speak in an engaging way to a general intellectual audience.
  • Limited to one entry per person, and one may not submit the same piece for the Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize. 
  • Text 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. 
  • Entries are judged anonymously. 


Key dates:

Applications open: 1st January 2020
Applications close: 1st April 2020
Longlist announced: 15th May 2020*
Shortlist announced: 1st June 2020*
Winners announced: 15th June 2020*


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*Please note: as the Academic Writing Prize is new for 2020, we have not specified the exact number of entries that will be on the longlist or the shortlist, this information may be made available shortly after submissions close. We reserve the right to change the date of the shortlist and winners announcement if required for any reason. 

Awarded for the best piece of writing on the theme of the 2020 Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium: Forgiveness and Retribution. 

The winner receives £10,000 cash prize and is presented with the award by the poet John Burnside. A £3,000 cash prize will go to the second place, and £2,000  the third place runner up. The winner and two runners up are invited to attend the Fjällnäs symposium.

Rules

  • Open to all nationalities, aged 18 and above. 
  • All genres permitted. 
  • A maximum of 2500 words per entry. 
  • Limited to one entry per person. 
  • Text 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 (including the Alpine Fellowship Academic Writing Prize). 
  • All entries are judged anonymously and no correspondence can be entered into.


Key dates:

Applications open: 1st January 2020
Applications close: 1st April 2020
Longlist (top 100 entries) announced: 15th May 2020*
Shortlist (top 30 entries) announced: 1st June 2020*
Winners announced: 15th June 2020*

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*Please note: we reserve the right to change the date of the longlist, shortlist and winners announcement if required.

Awarded for the best playwriting response theme of the 2020 Alpine Fellowship: Forgiveness and Retribution. 

Aimed at encouraging theatre writers at the start of their careers to explore and challenge philosophical ideas using the dramatic form.  

The prize will be £3,000 plus a rehearsed reading at the Fellowship’s annual Symposium to which the winner will be invited to attend. Runners up will be invited to attend the Fjällnäs symposium to exhibit their work, all food and accommodation covered. Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to a total of £500.

Rules

  • Open to all nationalities, aged 18 and above. 
  • All genres permitted. 
  • The final piece must be no more than 45 minutes in length and require no more than four actors. 
  • The winning play will be performed as a rehearsed reading so simplicity in staging is preferred. 


Key dates:

Applications open: 1st January 2020
Applications close: 1st April 2020
Shortlist (top 10 entries) announced: 1st May 2020*
Winners announced: 15th May 2020*

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*Please note: we reserve the right to change the date of the shortlist and winners announcement if required for any reason.

Awarded for the best visual arts response to the theme of the 2020 Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium: Forgiveness and Retribution. 

The winner will receive a £2,000 cash prize and a further £1,000 towards the artist’s travel, and the shipping and installation of their work at the symposium in Fjällnäs. All food and accommodation during the symposium is covered by the Alpine Fellowship.

Runners up will be invited to attend the Fjällnäs symposium to exhibit their work, all food and accommodation covered. Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to a total of £500.

Rules

Open to all nationalities, aged 18 and above. 

All media permitted, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, video, and installation.

Limited to one entry per person. 

Piece must not have won an award before or been placed in another competition at any time (including the AF Visual Arts Prize). 

The decision of the judging team is final and no correspondence can or will be entered into.


Key dates:

Applications open: 1st January 2020
Applications close: 1st April 2020
Shortlist (top 20 entries) announced: 1st June 2020*
Winners announced: 15th June 2020*

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*Please note: we reserve the right to change the date of the shortlist and winners announcement if required for any reason.