Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest

31 December 2014

Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest

Deadline: January 31, 2015

 First Prize: $200

 Second Prize: $150

 Third Prize: $100

Complete Guidelines:

 Spirit First is pleased to announce its Sixth 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 (we are referring to peaceful solitude—not loneliness). Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished.

 Enter up to 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. Poems must be received by January 31, 2015.

 Please submit your poems all in one file or inside the body of an email (rather than three poems in three separate files). Be sure to include the author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address. There is no cost to enter this contest. Submissions must be received no later than January 31, 2015. Please note: We are sorry to say we are unable to provide personal evaluations/reviews of individual poems (we receive many requests for this).

 Winners will be announced on or before April 30, 2015, on the Spirit First website at www.spiritfirst.org . Winning poems will be published on the Spirit First website, the Spirit First Facebook page, the Spirit First blog, and in a Spirit First newsletter (authors retain full rights to their poems).

How to submit:

By email: send to meditate@spiritfirst.org

 By U.S. Postal Service (for those without Internet access): send to the following address:

 Spirit First Poetry Contest

PO Box 8076

Langley Park, MD 20787

Visit the website for entry details:  http://www.spiritfirst.org/poetry_contest2015entry.html

 To all our participating poets, thank you for your beautiful words. We look forward to reading your poems!

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