Yes, there will again be a writing contest!

More than a contest, this is an opportunity to prayerfully consider our conference theme, "Write His Answer." I've expanded this to include not just how He is calling you to “write His answer” but also what you have found to be His answer in the struggles you have faced. See my 4th of July post, “Freedom,” at

In 500-800 words or a 12-30 line poem share how God is speaking to you. Poetry and prose by published and not-yet-published writers will be judged separately. Only registered conferees may enter. There is a $10 entry fee (for each submission) that may be included when you register or sent separately.

In submitting your entry you are offering the conference one-time rights to publish your entry in a future devotional book (no date yet determined). Contributors will receive one free copy of the book when it is published and a discount on purchasing additional copies. Profits will go to the scholarship fund. You may submit your manuscript elsewhere (before or after the conference) as long as you do not sell first or all rights. Of course, you can also post it on your blog.

Please email your entries to Debbie Hardy at Put “GPCWC Contest” in the subject line. Attach your entry as a Word file. Do not include your name and address on your entry, but do note on your entry whether you are a published or not-yet-published writer.

The first place winner in each of the four categories will receive 50% off his/her registration fee to our 2022 conference.

Deadline: Please email no later than June 18.