How To Apply

Entries open for the 2022 Prize on Monday 13th June 2022 and will close Friday 19th August 2022.

UK publishers can download a full application pack and entry form below.

Books must be published by an established UK-based publisher and imprint between  1st January, 2022 and 31st December, 2022 for the 2022 prize.

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

  • Book promotes or concerns itself with Highland culture, heritage or landscape, or
  • Has a significant amount of activity set in the Highlands, or
  • The author(s) was born/brought up in the Highlands, or
  • The author(s) is a permanent resident in the Highlands.

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.

For more information, please download the Rules and Eligibility Criteria below, or email  

We would also appreciate if the author(s) could complete our Equalities, Diversity, and Inclusion Monitoring Form, which you can download from here.

Key Dates 2022
Monday 13th June 2022Entries open
Friday 19th August 2022 Entries close at 5pm
Early November 2022Longlist announced
March 2023Shortlist announced
May 2022 Winner announced
dates may be subject to alteration