The Merton Institute for Contemplative Living sponsors the Merton Prize for Poetry of the Sacred.  The Poetry Judge for 2009 is Wendell Berry.  All contest entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2008.  First Prize is $500.  There will be three Honorable Mention awards of $100 each. 

Water Lilies

"Water Lilies" - Lincoln State Park, Indiana

For 2009 contest guidelines, go to