The Upper Room writing competition

 The Upper Room began publication in the USA in the early 1930s and today it is published in 35 different languages and can be found in 100 countries around the world. The series has an estimated readership of three million people worldwide and is unique in that the writers of the notes are its readers – and without people willing to write meditations, there would be no magazine.

Please note that The Upper Room writing competition is now closed for entries. Thank you to all those that entered! Results will be announced on Tuesday 1 December 2020.

We'd like to encourage new writers to contribute to the series by writing a short meditation on a Bible verse, rooted in their own experience. The aim of each day’s meditation is to help people make a connection between their lives and what God is doing in the world.

The Upper Room writing competition offers one person the opportunity to be published in an upcoming UK edition of the magazine – they and the runner up will also receive a one–year subscription to The Upper Room.

All you need to do is send us your own meditation in the same style as those in The Upper Room by midnight on Saturday 31 October 2020.

Follow the links below to find some useful tips and instructions on how to enter, or find the winning and runner-up entries from our previous competition here.


How to enter

Additional guidance

Terms and conditions