The Trust's Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards were established in 2004. They are unique in the country for their encouragement of writing in the mind body spirit genre.
The Awards are offered annually, in two categories.
The $10,000 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Book Award
For a book in the Mind Body Spirit genre, published between April 1 and March 31. Deadline is 31 March, in any given year.
The $10,000 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Unpublished Manuscript Award
For a manuscript in the Mind Body Spirit genre. Deadline is 31 March, in any given year.
Entries will be accepted from 15 January each year.
The main purpose of the awards is to reward excellence in authorship. Books and manuscripts must be of a high standard to be considered.
By definition, the Mind Body Spirit genre is literature that demonstrates the fundamental teaching that everything is interconnected and in relationship with all else.
Since the Awards inception, the Trust has donated more than $250,000 in prize money to winners, so that they can continue writing in the Mind Body Spirit genre; providing inspiration and insight to all those that read their works.