How To Apply

Submissions for the 2020 Prize are closed

2020 Key Dates (may be subject to change)

Wednesday 10th June 2020                                       Entries open

Wednesday 19th August 2020                                   Entries close at 5pm

Mid-November 2020                                                  Longlist announced

Mid-February 2021                                                     Shortlist announced

Weekend of 8th May 2021                                         Winner announced

Dates may be subject to alteration.

UK publishers will be able to access a full application pack and entry form to submit books for the 2021 prize in May 2021. 

Books must be published by an established UK-based publisher or imprint between  January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 for the 2021 prize.

To be eligible for submission to The Highland Book Prize, titles must comply with at least one of the following criteria:

  • Promote or concern itself with Highland culture, heritage or landscape
  • Have a significant amount of activity set in the Highlands
  • The author(s) must have been born/brought up in the Highlands
  • The author(s) must have lived in the Highlands for a period of 6 years or more

For the purpose of the Highland Book Prize the “Highlands” are defined as the Local Authority areas Argyll & Bute, Highland, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Western Isles and Moray.