Leadville and Lake County people are no strangers to the Rocky Mountains with the state’s highest peaks in our backyard.
Residents, former residents and part-timers have a chance to celebrate their relationships with the mountains through a writing contest titled “What Mountain Tells Your Story?”
Sponsored by Precision Peaks, City on a Hill Coffee and the Herald Democrat, the contest is open to both youth and adults.
Contest entries can be in the form of poetry, fiction or nonfiction, and judges will select winners based on creativity, quality and relevance to the theme. Entries may not exceed 1,500 words.
Prizes will be announced closer to the contest deadline.
Judges are Jeff Runyon, creative writing instructor at Colorado Mountain College, and local authors Laurel McHargue and Amy Frykholm.
A separate category called “Leadville Lives” is open to long-time residents who simply want to share their favorite mountain stories of people, places and events.
The deadline for entries is July 1. Selections from the writings will be read at the Precision Peaks art opening at City on a Hill Coffee the evening of Aug. 2. Excerpts also will be published in the Herald Democrat.
Precision Peaks is a new local business that creates detailed pine carvings of the most celebrated peaks, passes and ski areas of the mountain West and beyond.
An entry form appears in this issue of the Herald and subsequent issues prior to July 1.
Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at City on a Hill Coffee or the Herald Democrat before July 1.