Visitor Poetry Contest




January 2016




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Columbia, MD  21045
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Visitor Hosts Poetry Contest

If you write poems about God’s love, answers to prayer or any other inspirational or spiritual theme, you could get published in the Visitor magazine—and be a blessing to others!
Here are the poem parameters:
  1. Poems need to be 200 words or less each. 
  2. Deadline for submissions is May 10. Send them to or mail to Visitor Poetry Contest, 5427 Twin Knolls Rd, Columbia, MD 21045.
  3. Entrants can enter in one of four categories:
         A. Ages 6-10
         B. Ages 11-17
         C. Ages 18 and over
         D. Poetweets ”—poems of 140 characters or less uploaded to Twitter @VisitorNews using
  1. Poems need to be an inspirational/spiritual theme. Any style is acceptable.
  2. All poems must be previously unpublished, original work.
  3. Participants must be active members of Adventist churches in the Columbia Union.
  4. Participants will need to send in a professional headshot, along with their age and the name of their church. 
  5. There will be prizes for first-place winners in each of the four categories.
  6. Winners will be published in an upcoming issue of Visitor magazine.
Disclaimer: all judging will be done by Visitor staff, all decisions are final, and we reserve the right to use the poems elsewhere.