WINNERS from Zen Garden contests

Our contests are quickly gaining popularity with creative people from all over the world!  We enjoy showcasing and featuring our winners with their own winner page.

We invite you to read about the talented people who energize and inspire all of us at ZenGardens, and see all their winning entries.

Peter Briggs – Writer

Peter Briggs is a writer from New Jersey. He has lived in Philadelphia, New York, and now lives in Milan where he teaches English. Despite his location, he spends most of his time at home or in book shops. Country:

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Ute Gillett – Writer and Gardener

Gardener, teacher, and aspiring writer. I was born and raised in Germany and am currently teaching seventh grade. Though I’d like to think that my own fourth grade teacher reading one of my essays to the class started my career

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Deborah Mercer – Writer and Poet

Hi everyone, from a very delighted first time winner. My name’s Deborah, everyone calls me Debbie. I’m a middle-aged (sorry, in my prime!) lady living in a small town on the East Coast of England. I work for a local

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Devyn Cannon – Writer and Gardener

I am a school administrator who runs on equal parts prayer and coffee! When I’m not chasing around other people’s children or taking care of my own 4, my favorite place to be is outside with my hands in the

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Dalia Grigorescu: Writer and Poet

Dalia Grigorescu was born in Romania, a country where people believe that poetry runs in their veins. While that is not exactly true, Dalia has always enjoyed writing in her spare time, first in Romanian in her native country, then

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Rebecka Pettersson: Writer, Poet, and Gardener

I’m a dreamer at heart with a bachelors in media, aesthetics and narrative, as well as library and information science, trying to figure out life during these turbulent and often scary times (aye, climate breakdown). I put cats on pedestals

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Juma: Writer, Poet and Gardener

Juma is the pen-name for a writer and poet who has always loved putting words together, but has especially embraced the art form since her 70th birthday. Her life experiences have been rich and varied, and are all grist for

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OxTheFox, Writer

I’m interested in Social Sciences — Epistemology in particular — which is about how we acquire knowledge and how we can test our beliefs to determine if they’re true. If ye ask shall ye really be given? Does what go

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Karin Sidaway, Writer

Karin Sidaway is a writer. She’s also a competitive martial artist, novice equestrian, amateur entomologist, and self-proclaimed cat whisperer. She prefers not to limit herself to specific genres, but she enjoys writing thrillers, westerns, and speculative fiction. Her stories have

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Josephine Queen, Writer

Photograph by Rachel Liu Photography I grew up in England and spent my childhood with my head in a book, reading about dragons and hidden worlds and talking animals. I now live on the east coast of the US and

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