Thich Nhat Hahn Contest!

Stories, Art & Poems Inspired by the Teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn



  1. Writers and artists of any age or nationality may enter the contest.
  2. The contest will take place on Instagram (via the hashtag #thichcontest). A phrase of Master Thich Nhat Hahn should be presented in the image of the post and underneath in the text can be a poem or a short story about that teaching.
  3. In the case of visual artists, an original image in the post and underneath in the text the phrase by Thich Nhat Hahn that inspired that image.
  4. All contest participants must follow the instagram account of the artist residency which is giving the Grand Prize @flatlands.villa and include it in the post to be considered an official contestant.
  5. All entries which follow the contest guidelines will be reviewed and the finalists selected for participation in an anthology about the Teachings of the Zen Master Thich  Nhat Hahn and his social impact. 
  6. Deadline for entry in the contest is the 23rd of April 2022 at 6pm UTC.
  7. The selection criteria include originality, creativity and consideration of the teachings by Thich Nhat Hahn which inspired the work. 
  8. All those selected to participate in the anthology will automatically be finalists for the Grand Prize of one month residency in The Flatlands Artist Residency. The finalists will be announced on 15th of May 2022 and there will be one month to vote online for the Prize.
  9. A 15€ entry fee must be paid for consideration into the Residency Program. Those participants who do not wish to pay the entry fee will be announced as finalists and can be published in the eBook anthology but will not have a chance to participate in the Grand Prize to win a residency in the Flatlands Artist Residency Program.

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