Deadline to Enter: January 31, 2014
First Prize: $175
Second Prize: $125
Third Prize: $75
Spirit First is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Meditation Poetry Contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation, Mindfulness, Silence, Stillness, or Solitude (but only peaceful solitude, not loneliness). Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished.
Please do not enter more than three submissions. Sending more than three poems will lead to those poems being disqualified.
Please submit your poems by email unless you do not have access to the Internet. Poems will be accepted by U.S. Postal Service for those who do not have Internet access. All others are requested to be emailed. Poems sent by U.S. Postal Service will not be returned. Submissions must be received no later than January 31, 2014.
Please submit your poems all in one file or inside the body of an email (rather than three poems in three separate files). Please be sure to include the author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address. There is no cost to enter this contest.
Winners will be announced no later than April 30, 2014, on the Spirit First website: www.spiritfirst.org. Winning poems will be published on the Spirit First website and the Spirit First blog, and in the Spirit First newsletter (authors retain full rights to their poems).
How to submit:
By email: Meditate@SpiritFirst.org
By U.S. Postal Service (for those without Internet access):
Spirit First Poetry Contest
PO Box 8076
Langley Park, MD 20787
Visit the website: http://www.spiritfirst.org/poetry_contest2014.html
We look forward to reading your poems!