AN OTLEY-BASED editor and writer is in the running to win an award.

Heather Dawe has been longlisted for the 2019 Banff Mountain Book Competition for an anthology she edited alongside writers Helen Mort, Camilla Barnard and Claire Carter.

Waymaking: An anthology of women’s adventure writing, poetry and art, which was published by Vertebrate, joins 29 other title that have been chosen for the competition’s Mountain Literature category.

The longlisted titles have been deemed by the award judges to represent the best international mountain-themed literature of the past six months.

Director of The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, Joanna Croston, said: “Every year the book competition is inundated with outstanding entries and 2019 was no exception.

“After many months of reviewing 132 titles in seven categories, we have selected the top books in each category based on style, content, relevance and story as reviewed by a team of dedicated readers.”

Waymaking features contributions by more than 50 female writers and artists.

This is the Banff Mountain Book Competition’s 44th year.

The contest is held as part of the annual Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.

The shortlist for each category will be announced in October, with those selected then being eligible to win the competition’s Grand Prize.

The overall winner will be announced at the festival on Thursday, October 21.

Heather held a launch event for her most recent book, High Inspiration, in Otley in June. The book, which includes artwork, is based on her experiences while following a long distance route through the heart of the Alps.