The awards will celebrate the best in Scottish mountaineering

The awards will celebrate the best in Scottish mountaineering

The body that represents hillwalkers, climbers and mountaineers in Scotland has begun a quest for artists to design two new awards.

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland will launch the prizes for volunteering and achievements of young climbers next year.

The MCofS is seeking an artist or craftsperson to devise and create the new award trophies, and is reaching out via creativescotland and other creative networks to find a designer.

Emily Bryce of the MCofS said: “We are looking to celebrate excellence in Scottish mountaineering, and it seems fitting that we do that with help from the best in Scottish creative talent. We believe there is plenty of inspiration to be found in Scotland’s mountains and vibrant climbing scene and look forward to choosing a final design.”

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland Award will mark the contribution made by volunteers to Scottish mountaineering and the ClimbScotland Award will recognise the achievements of Scotland’s young climbers.

The organisation said it is looking for imaginative designs that reflect the adventurous spirit of mountaineering and climbing.

The closing date for submissions is 22 December, and it is expected to narrow down a shortlist in January, with the winning bid to be chosen in February 2016.

The inaugural awards will be open for applications in spring 2016 and announced in September 2016.

More details are on the creativescotland website.

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