Monday, April 10, 2006

Islamic Writers Alliance Second Annual Poetry Contest

The Islamic Writers Alliance is holding its second annual poetry contest, also in April.

Our theme this year is the Prophet Muhammad, and was chosen because of unfortunate the cartoon incident. It is our intention to publish an e-book chapbook of the best poems as a dawah project, which will be free to the public and hopefully serve to inspire Muslims and non-Muslims alike, as well as educate them about the true nature of Prophet Muhammad.

We have three categories: One for youth (ages 6-17), one for adults (18 and older) and one for IWA members, so as to avoid any suggestion of unfair judging.

The contest is open to everyone. All forms of poetry welcome. One poem per author.

Submissions are due by April 30th, and should be emailed to Please include a cover page with the author's name and contact info, subsequent pages should have only the title and page number, with no labels to identify the author, to ensure blind judging.

Full guidelines are available at

I hope you will all support this worthwhile effort.

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