Share Your Story for a Chance to Win


Sonima is sponsoring an essay contest to encourage members of our community to share what inspires and motivates you to lead a healthy and active life.



Win a $500 American Express Gift Card


One grand prize winner will receive a $500 American Express gift card, and up to five first prize winners will receive a $100 American Express gift card. Winners will be chosen by the editors of, and winning entries will be published on

Entries will be judged based on the narrative structure, quality of writing, originality, thoughtful analysis, an ability to merge philosophical thought and practical experience, creativity of expression, a demonstrated knowledge of subject area, as well as adherence to the theme of the contest.


Contest Theme:

“What are you looking for?”


Many of us come to wellness practices in search of something peaceful, something powerful, something greater than ourselves. While we pursue things like health, weight loss, a calm mind, or a stronger body, we often find something deeper.  When you examine why you run, or return to the mat, or take steps to transform your health, what have you found so far, and/or what do you hope your search will ultimately reveal to you?

We give you full freedom to define what wellness practices mean to you.  We understand your definition of wellness practices may go beyond what is represented on We encourage you to think about this from many perspectives, including spirituality, religion, philosophy, and science.

Submission Deadlines: All entries must be submitted via this online entry form. Entries will be accepted from September 6, 2016 until 11:59 P.M. EST on October 14, 2016.  Winners will be notified via email by October 21, 2016.

See full contest rules.


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