cuentamontes – mountaineer culture

cuentamontes 2010

I’m told entries are open for the Cuentamontes International Contest of Mountaineering Literature and Photography (cover of 2010 edition above). I don’t speak Spanish, so I can’t tell you much more than what’s on the website (see extract below), but any attempt to foster mountain literature and photography must good, right?

This year, for the first time, entries are open for international creatives. Download the entry form and criteria.

Here’s the lowdown from their website:

Cuentamontes is an international contest of Mountaineering literature and photography. It was born in Elda and Petrer, two towns in the heart of the Vinalopo Valley in Alicante, Spain. Every year a book with the ten finalist stories is published. The reader can find the winner works among those stories. There are two prizes: Absolute and local winner. The organization considers local writers those contestants born or living in either Elda or Petrer. The contest is realized in collaboration with Centro Excursionista de Petrer and Club Alpino Eldense , and it is sponsored by the city council from both towns. The main topic of the contest is the mountain and, in order to participate, people must send short stories or tales about it.

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