Monday, September 30, 2013

2014 Meditation Poetry Contest Announced

Fifth Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest

Deadline: January 31, 2014
First Prize: $175
Second Prize: $125
Third Prize: $75

Complete Guidelines:

Spirit First is pleased to announce its Fifth 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 Poems must be previously unpublished.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. Poems must be received by 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). 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, 2014.

Winners will be announced on or before April 30, 2014, on the Spirit First website at Winning poems will be published on the Spirit First website and the Spirit First blog, and in a Spirit First newsletter (authors retain full rights to their poems).

How to submit:

By email: send to

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

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


Manmeet Kaur (Literary CLub) said...

hi. are worldwide submissions accepted?

diana christine said...

Absolutely yes. We receive entries from around the world, from every continent, every year. We welcome your words and look forward to reading what you bring to us.

Manmeet Kaur (Literary CLub) said...

That's delightful. wonderful efforts. I have sent my entries. Best of luck with your great work :)

Anonymous said...

where are the terms and conditions?

Arati Warrier said...

Is it required to send three poems?

Arati Warrier said...

Oh also, can the poems also be entered in another competition?

diana christine said...

Manmeet ~ Thank you, and good luck to you!

diana christine said...

Arati ~ you may enter one, two, or three poems (but no more than three). If you are making simultaneous submissions, just notify us as soon as possible if your poem is accepted, wins, or is published elsewhere. Thank you for asking, and good luck!

diana christine said...

Anonymous ~ what terms and conditions are you referring to that are not covered in the guidelines listed in this post? You may post your specific question here or send it to We welcome your writing and wish you the best of luck.