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Competition information is provided as an alerting service to members and visitors. HaikuOz accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of this information and entrants are advised to check the details directly with the various competition convenors before submitting their work.

October 24, 2014

Italian International Haiku Competition results 2014

The 2014 Italian International Haiku Competition saw 450 poets enter from all over the world, with 942 haiku received. Organisers extend their thanks to each poet who participated, as well as to all other people and organisations providing support in the promotion and judging of the contest.

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October 22, 2014

Fujisan Haiku Contest 2014

The Fujisan Conservation Division of the Yamanashi Prefectural Government, Japan, is now accepting entries for its haiku contest, “Fujisan Haiku 2014”. Submissions are welcome on the subject of Fujisan (Mt. Fuji) until December 17th, 2014.

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6th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest

The anthology of the 6th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest is available on this website: http://samidare.jp/basho/box/e-haiku%2026.pdf
Beverley George advises that the collection includes haiku by 22 Australians.

IHS International Haiku Competition 2014

The IHS International Haiku Competition 2014 is open for submissions. Entries need to be postmarked by 30th November 2014, addressed to:
Administrator,
The IHS International Haiku Competition 2014
75 Willow Park Grove
Glasnevin
Dublin 11
Ireland

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October 18, 2014

Katikati 2014 Haiku Contest Results

Congratulations to Lorin Ford for taking out First Place, with the following haiku:

a last year’s lambskin where mushrooms gather dusk

- Lorin Ford (Australia)

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September 29, 2014

The With Words Summer Haiku Competition 2014

We invite you to submit haiku poetry on the theme of Summer. All approaches to haiku are accepted for submission.

Previously published haiku, and unpublished haiku, are both accepted for this competition.

The competition is open until 2015 (February 15th 2015 midnight all time zones)

All the details you need are at: http://area17.blogspot.com

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September 09, 2014

City of Perth Library Haiku Results 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the City of Perth Library Haiku competition!

1st Prize Jan Dobb, Mawson ACT

one lone cloud
a curl of duck –down
sails the lake

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September 08, 2014

2nd Blue Giraffe Press Haiku Competition

Entries are invited for the second Blue Giraffe Press Haiku Competition. A maximum of 5 haiku can be submitted, each being the sender’s original work that has not already appeared in print or electronic media – pieces entered cannot be on offer elsewhere either. The submission window is October 2014 only. Three prizes will be conferred, each valued at AUD $100 – no entry fee is required.

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September 07, 2014

Genjuan International Haibun Contest 2015

Entries are welcomed for the Genjuan International Haibun Contest 2015. Entry is free. Prizes and certificates will be awarded to winners. Needing to arrive between 1 Oct. 2014 and 31 Jan. 2015, entries should be sent to: Ms Eiko Mori, 2-11-23-206 Jokoji, Amagasaki-shi, Hyogo-ken 660-0811, Japan.

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September 06, 2014

British Haiku Awards 2014

Entries for the 2014 British Haiku Awards need to be received by 31 January, 2015. Non-British entries can be sent by email to David Steele at dsteele3@mail.com, along with payment by PayPal. Submissions must be in English, unpublished and not concurrently entered in any other competition. There is no limit on the number of submissions per competitor.

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Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival - 2014 Haiku Invitational

Hearty congratulations to Helen Davison for having achieved the highest distinction in her category – Best International Haiku in the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival - 2014 Haiku Invitational, with her haiku

bridge crossing . . .
the full moon sprinkled with
cherry blossoms

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September 02, 2014

Katikati Haiku Contest 2014

Entries to the 2014 Katikati Haiku Contest should be in hand by September 26. Cash prizes (sponsored by Kings Seeds) total $NZ175. Submit 2 copies of each poem with 1 copy only including your name, address/email address and phone number.

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August 26, 2014

Kimberley Corrugated Lines Haiku Contest

Adult section – Winner:

Clancy McDowell, Broome –

under a bright moon
salmon flipping
in the tin boat hull

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August 17, 2014

2014 Janice M Bostok Contest will not proceed

Owing to unforeseen circumstances, Paper Wasp regrets that this year’s Janice M Bostok haiku contest cannot proceed. Apologies are due to those who have already entered the contest – your entry fees will be refunded.

For those of you who have been trying to contact Katherine by email further apologies – her box has been out of action. The problem is being addressed.

Kind regards
Katherine Samuelowicz/Jacqui Murray

July 24, 2014

Perth City Library Haiku Competition

City Library Haiku Competition (City of Perth)

Submit your original haiku (limit of 5 haiku per person) by 5 pm Wednesday 27th August 2014 to City Library for the chance to win cash prizes:
In person: Level 1, 140 William St, Perth
Mail: GPO Box C120 Perth WA 6839
Email: perth.library@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

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July 22, 2014

Entries open for 2014 Katikati Haiku Contest

Entries are now open for the 2014 Katikati Haiku Contest. The senior section (18 & over) offers cash prizes, thanks to the generosity of Kings Seeds - $NZ100 for first, $NZ50 for second and $NZ25 for third. Proceeds to the Katikati Haiku Pathway project. Further details are provided below.

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July 20, 2014

NZPS International Poetry Competition

NZPS International Poetry Competition: Haiku Section 2014

Congratulations to the winner Vanessa Proctor (Sydney, Australia), followed by Katherine Raine (Milton, NZ), Laurel Astle (Sawtell, NSW, Australia), Lynn Tara Austin (Christchurch, NZ) and Charline Pocock (Eketahuna, NZ).

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April 22, 2014

Janice M Bostok Haiku Award 2014

The award returns in 2014 to celebrate the work of Australian haiku poet, the late Janice M Bostok with a First Prize of $250, a Second Prize of $75 and Third Prize of $25.

The closing date is 1 September 2014 and results will be announced in December when an award anthology will be published by the sponsor, paper wasp, of which Janice Bostok was a member for 20 years. All entries must be in the haiku form, in English and be the original, unpublished, work of the author.

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April 03, 2014

Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition

The results of the 2014 Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition are now available. The winning haiku will appear in The Haiku Calendar 2015, to be produced by Snapshot Press.

www.snapshotpress.co.uk

Congratulations to Lyn Reeves who was one of the 12 monthly winners. In addition, Lyn received a runners-up award meaning that two of her haiku will appear in the 2015 calendar.

Congratulations also to Marisa Fazio and Cynthia Rowe who received runners-up awards and will each have one of their haiku appear in the calendar.

April 02, 2014

6th Yamadera Bashō Memorial Museum Haiku Contest

This haiku contest has been well supported by Australian writers in recent years. Entries for the 2014 Yamadera Basho Museum English Haiku Contest are welcome until 7 June. Submission guidelines for the competition are provided below.

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March 29, 2014

FreeXpresSion Haiku Competition results

Congratulations to Lorin Ford, Victoria, for taking out First Prize in the Haiku Section of the FreeXpresSion 2014 Literary Competition. Jennifer Sutherland, Victoria was awarded Second Prize. Vanessa Proctor, NSW received Third Prize.

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March 19, 2014

2014 Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Contest

I'd like to invite you and your members to participate in this year's Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Contest. Details of the contest and how to enter are shown below.

John Ziemba

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February 07, 2014

2013 Irish Haiku Competition: Results

Congratulations to Quendryth Young for being awarded second prize in the 2013 Irish Haiku Society's International Haiku Competition. First prize was won by John Barlow from England. Poems by Australian poets Cynthia Rowe, Jennifer Sutherland and Quendryth Young were Highly Commended in the competition.

You can read the results and awarded haiku in Shamrock:

http://shamrockhaiku.webs.com/currentissue.htm

January 20, 2014

FreeXpresSion Haiku Competition 2014 - reminder

The FreeXpresSion haiku competition closes on 28 February 2014. Note: First prize is now $120 for the best single haiku. A copy of the entry form can be found below.

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January 16, 2014

2014 Sharpening the Green Pencil Competition

Haiku is truly an international activity and the Sharpening the Green Pencil competition is quickly becoming one of the most international haiku events. The 2013 competition, run by the Romanian Kukai Group attracted entries from 199 poets in 38 countries. Entries for the 2014 competition are open from 1 February to 28 February 2014.

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November 16, 2013

Results of the Kokako Haiku & Senryu Competition, 2013

The results of the Kokako Haiku Competition, as judged by Barbara Strang, are shown below. Congratulations to Elaine Riddell, Chen-ou Liu and Cynthia Rowe on their success. The results and judge’s report will be published in Kokako 20.

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November 15, 2013

FreeXpresSion Haiku Competition 2014

The FreeXpresSion haiku competition closes on 28 February 2014. First prize is $100 for the best single haiku. A copy of the entry form can be found below.

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October 10, 2013

Results of Einbond Renku Contest

Congratulations are in order for Lorin Ford (Australia), Cynthia Rowe (Australia), Sandra Simpson (New Zealand), John Carley (sabaki, England) and William Sorlien (USA) who together won First Place in the Einbond Renku Contest (USA). The renku form for the contest was nijuin (20 verses). Their winning renku, Early Morning Heat, will be published in the next issue of Frogpond. Details of the nijuin format are available at:

http://www.renkureckoner.co.uk/Nijuin.htm

October 08, 2013

Fujisan haiku competition 2013

The Fujisan Conservation Promotion Division of Yamanashi Prefectural Government in Japan is again running a haiku competition to encourage people to reflect on the value of Fujisan. As you may know, Fujisan was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June this year.

Toru Haga, an expert on comparative literature, will judge the International Section entries. Entries close 19 December 2013. Full details of the competition and how to enter are available at:

http://www.pref.yamanashi.jp/fujisan/haikuenglish.html

September 18, 2013

Results of City of Perth Library Haiku Competition

Congratulations to Ron C Moss from Tasmania for winning first prize in the 2013 City of Perth Library Haiku Competition. Dawn Bruce and Barbara A Taylor, both from New South Wales, were awarded second and third prizes respectively. Thanks once again to Maureen Sexton for judging the competition. The results and winning haiku can be found at:

http://community.perth.wa.gov.au/library/?p=6155

http://community.perth.wa.gov.au/library/?p=6175

September 17, 2013

Genjuan International Haibun Contest 2014

You are invited to enter Japan's only international haibun contest, the Genjuan, named after Basho's hut near Lake Biwa. The contest guidelines can be found at any time on the Ice box website as shown below. Entries close on 31 January 2014.

http://hailhaiku.wordpress.com/genjuan/

August 16, 2013

7th Kokako Haiku and Senryu Competition

Entries are invited until 31 October 2013 for the 7th Kokako Haiku and Senryu Competition. The competition will be judged by Barbara Strang.

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August 04, 2013

2013 City of Perth Library Haiku Competition

Entries for this year's competition close Wednesday 28 August, 5 pm. Winners will be announced during the Open Mic session at the Library on Friday 6 September. The entry conditions are shown below.

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May 20, 2013

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational

On the theme of cherry blossoms, limit 2 haiku. Winners announced in the northern autumn and winning poems featured during the 2014 festival. Judge is Terry Ann Carter.
Closes: June 3.
Cost: Free.
Full details from the website.
http://www.vcbf.ca/haiku/haiku-invitational-2013

May 01, 2013

ABC Radio National: Haiku Competition

ABC Radio National is running a competition calling for people to submit their own haiku on the topics of food or flowers. Your haiku could be read live on air and win a prize. Entries close 1700 AEST on Thursday 9 May 2013. The entry form and other details are available at:

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/competitions/haikucompetition/4630450

April 24, 2013

Genjuan Haibun Contest 2013: Results

The results of this year's Genjuan Haibun Contest (Japan's only one!) have been announced here:

http://hailhaiku.wordpress.com/

and the three awarded pieces may be read via the page link (Genjuan '13 Winning Haibun) on the right hand side of the results page.

Stephen Gill

April 05, 2013

FreeXpresSion Haiku Competition results

Congratulations to Janet Howie, Victoria, for taking out First Prize in the Haiku Section of the FreeXpresSion 2013 Literary Competition with

mountain gorge
a passing cloud
loses its shadow

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March 16, 2013

John Knight Memorial Poetry Manuscript Prize 2013

Entries for the inaugural John Knight Memorial Poetry Manuscript Prize may be submitted until 17 May 2013. The prize is for an unpublished poetry manuscript of 40 pages by an Australian (citizen or permanent resident) author. Haiku collections are eligible for the Prize.

The winning entry will be published as a book with Fence Post Press in August. Guidelines can be viewed at http://www.eruditescribe.com/john-knight-memorial-poetry-manuscript-prize/

This Manuscript Prize is separate from the planned Paper Wasp haiku prize for Australian and New Zealand haiku poets which will also honour John Knight. Details of the Paper Wasp prize will be announced later in the year.

February 27, 2013

5th Yamadera Bashō Memorial Museum Haiku Contest

Professor Oba at the Basho Memorial Museum in Yamagata, Japan, invites Australian entries by 5 June for the Museum’s 2013 English language haiku competition.

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February 20, 2013

Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Contest

I’m writing to invite all your HaikuOz members to participate in the Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Contest. Participants may send as many haiku or senryu as they like at US$2 each: type or neatly print your submissions (you may put them all on a single sheet of paper if you wish). Senryu must be marked as such. All should be sure to include their email address and/or an SASE so that we can notify them of the results!

John Ziemba

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February 14, 2013

John Knight Memorial Contest planned

Distinguished haiku publisher and poet, the late John Knight, is to be honoured with a new Trans-Tasman haiku publishing contest.

The contest will serve as a memorial to John and is being announced to coincide with the first anniversary of his death after a long battle with cancer in February 2012. It will commemorate and, hopefully, keep alive his generous efforts to publish and support haiku poets from both countries. The contest is being sponsored by Paper Wasp, which John helped to establish, and paper wasp journal of which John was a foundation editor.

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January 16, 2013

FreeXpresSion Haiku Competition 2013 - Reminder

The FreeXpresSion haiku competition closes on 28 February 2013. First prize is $100 for the best single haiku. A copy of the entry form can be found below.

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December 15, 2012

Janice M Bostok Award results

Congratulations to André Surridge for taking out the inaugural first prize of $A350 with ‘evening breeze’ – from which the anthology from the contest takes its title. We also congratulate the runner-up, Sandra Simpson and, Chen-ou Liu for taking third prize.

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December 10, 2012

Hortensia Anderson Memorial Haiku Awards

The 1st “aha” (Annual Hortensia Anderson) Memorial Haiku Awards Competition 2013 is to honor the memory of a well-known and respected New York based haiku poet, Hortensia Anderson. Results will be announced on the 21 of May, 2013 . . . one year to the date of her passing.

Deadline: in-hand no later than 1 April, 2013.

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December 05, 2012

Matsuo Basho Festival Haiku Contest – Results

The winners of the 66th Matsuo Basho Festival Haiku Contest, run by the Basho Memorial Museum in Japan, have been announced: Australia's Cynthia Rowe was awarded joint Top Prize along with Kyoko Shimizu from Japan. This long running contest is strongly contested by haiku poets from around the world, with 774 entrants in the English language section. Congratulations and well done Cynthia on your success.

November 02, 2012

FreeXpresSion Haiku Competition 2013

The FreeXpresSion haiku competition closes on 28 February 2013. First prize is $100 for the best single haiku. A copy of the entry form can be found below.

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October 12, 2012

Fujisan haiku competition 2012

The World Heritage Division, Yamanashi Prefecture, is again running a haiku competition in support of their bid to have Mt Fuji inscribed as a World Cultural Heritage Site. Toru Haga, an expert on comparative literature, will judge the International Section entries. Entries close 20 December 2012. Full details of the competition and how to enter are available at:

http://www.fujisan-3776.jp/haiku.english.htm

September 21, 2012

Genjuan Haibun Contest 2013

Below are details of Japan's only international haibun contest, the Genjuan Haibun Contest which has a closing date of January 31, 2013. Entry is free and there are genuine Japanese prizes. Do send in a work or two if you can.

Sincerely,
Nobuyuki Yuasa & Stephen Henry Gill

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September 07, 2012

City of Perth Library Haiku 2012 Results

Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s Haiku Competition. A very special thank you to Maureen Sexton for the judging. Congratulations to all winners !

1st Prize Cynthia Rowe (NSW)
2nd Prize Rose van Son (WA)
3rd Prize Duncan Richardson (QLD)

Special mention
Gary Colombo De Piazzi (WA)
Nathalie Buckland (NSW)
Vanessa Proctor (NSW)

August 22, 2012

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

The results of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s annual haiku invitational have been announced and are available at:

http://www.vcbf.ca/haiku/2012-winning-haiku

Each year the Festival organisers do a wonderful job in making haiku an important part of the celebrations. This year, Australia’s own Beverley George was invited to judge all five sections of the competition.

Australian poets were among the successful entrants with David Terelinck winning first prize in the international section and Glen Fletcher and Quendryth Young receiving Sakura Awards.

August 06, 2012

Janice M Bostok Haiku Prize: Awards total $500

Entries close 15 September 2012.

The life and work of Australia’s greatest haiku poet, the late Janice M Bostok, is being celebrated with a significant new haiku award offering a First Prize of $350, a Second Prize of $100 and a Third Prize of $50.

This new award is international in scope – in keeping with Janice’s recognition as a truly international haiku poet and as a fitting memorial to her many decades of dedication to promoting not only the development of an Australian haiku voice but also her work on behalf of English language haiku as a global art form.

The judging panel will be led by multi-award winning haiku poet Jim Kacian, founder of The Haiku Foundation, and Australian Haiku Society president Cynthia Rowe.

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July 19, 2012

City of Perth Library competition 2012

• Haiku and Senryu will be accepted.
• Entries must be previously unpublished.
• Adult entries are limited to 5 per entrant and must all be on one A4 paper.
• Student entries are limited to 3 per entrant and must all be on one A4 paper.
• The name of the poet must be included at the bottom of the page.
• A separate contact sheet must have name and contact details.
• The contact sheet must also list the first line of each poem.
• Font size to be at least 22pt. Any style is acceptable.
• Entries will be judged purely on the text.
• Any pictures or decorations must fit on the page with the Haiku.

Entries close Thurs 23 August, 5 pm. Winners listed Mon 3 September.

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May 14, 2012

Vancouver Haiku Invitational: closes 4 June 2012

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival invites you to submit two haiku celebrating the beauty of cherry blossoms. This year, internationally recognized poet from Australia, Beverley George, has been invited to be the Festival guest judge.

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May 07, 2012

Snapshot Press Book Awards 2012

Hearty congratulations to Ron Moss for his success in winning the Snapshot Press MS book awards for 2012. Ron’s first collection of haiku, The Bone Carver, will be coming out before Christmas and will be with the prestigious Snapshot Press.

http://www.snapshotpress.co.uk/contests/book_awards/results.htm

April 28, 2012

Janice M Bostok Haiku Prize

New contest offers $350 for first place

Australia’s greatest haiku poet, the late Janice M Bostok, is being honoured with a major new haiku award offering a First Prize of $350 with a Second Prize of $100 and $50 for Third Prize.

The new award will be international in scope and looks forward to attracting the very best of English language haiku from around the world – in keeping with Janice’s recognition as a truly international haiku poet and as a fitting memorial to her many decades of dedication to promoting not only the development of an Australian haiku voice but also her work on behalf of English language haiku as a global art form.

The large judging panel will be led by one of Janice’s colleagues and admirers, the multi-award winning haiku poet Jim Kacian, founder of The Haiku Foundation, and will include Australian Haiku Society president Cynthia Rowe.

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April 25, 2012

The 4th Kokako Tanka Competition

Entries for the 4th Kokako Tanka Competition are open until 31 October 2012. First Prize is NZ$200, with Second and Third Prizes of NZ$50 each. The Judge is Tony Beyer.

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March 27, 2012

4th Yamadera Bashō Memorial Museum Haiku Contest

Professor Oba at the Basho Memorial Museum in Yamagata, Japan, invites Australian entries by 11 June for the Museum’s 2012 English language haiku competition.

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March 06, 2012

The 7th International Tanka Festival 2012

From Aya Yuhki, editor of The Tanka Journal [Japan] comes news of a contest for tanka in English.


The 7th International Tanka Festival 2012
Shonan Village Centre, November 28th- 29th, 2012

announces

The ITF SHONAN VILLAGE CENTER Competition
for tanka in English

Call for Submissions:
Open to everyone
Entry Fee: None

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March 05, 2012

KATIKATI HAIKU CONTEST 2012

An open-theme haiku contest with proceeds going to the Haiku Pathway project.
Thanks to Kings Seeds for providing the cash prizes. Kings Seeds is a Katikati business that is a leader in its field and we are pleased to welcome the family-owned company to the contest.

Prizes:
18 & over: $100 for first; $50 for second and $25 for third
17 & under: $50, $25, $10 (all prizes in New Zealand dollars).

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February 20, 2012

Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Contest: 2012

The Kaji Aso Studio is a center for the arts in Boston founded by Japanese painter, poet, and musician Kaji Aso to promote a positive, nature-centered philosophy and practice of art. We have held classes and hosted hundreds of exhibitions, concerts, and readings reading for over thirty years. The Studio is also the home of the Boston Haiku Society, which meets here every third Saturday of the month.

Details of the 2012 haiku contest are provided below.

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February 01, 2012

FreeXpresSion Haiku Competition – 2012 - reminder

The FreeXpresSion haiku competition closes on 28 February 2012. First prize is $100 for the best single haiku. A copy of the entry form can be found below.

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January 29, 2012

IHS International Haiku Competition 2011

Hearty congratulations to Quendryth Young who has won the international section of the fourth Irish Haiku Society Competition 2011 with the following haiku:

turning tide
the buoy bobs
sideways

Read all the winning haiku:
http://irishhaiku.webs.com/haikucompetition.htm

January 24, 2012

Maths Haiku Competition, Japan – Update

My name is Mitsuru Hosobe, Board of Directors, Harvard Club of Japan. I am now working for the Mathematics Institute of Japan, supervised by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

We have just decided 3/14 is the day of Mathematics for 3/14 reminds us of π=3.14・・・

To commemorate the day we are now asking everyone to create and post Haiku and Senryu related to math, arithmetic and number and Evaluation Committee will evaluate them to nominate for award.

Entries are due by 29 February 2012 as described below.

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January 08, 2012

Genjuan Haibun Competition - Reminder

Just a reminder that entries for the Genjuan International Haibun Competition close on 31 January 2012.

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December 09, 2011

Results of Kokako Haiku Competition

Congratulations to Sandra Simpson from Tauranga, New Zealand, on winning first and third prize in the Kokako Haiku Competition. Well done, also to Janette Hoppe and Jan Dobb for their Highly Commended entries.

1st Prize

pulling down the blinds
at 11 am
your lips on my eyelids

Sandra Simpson (NZ)


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December 02, 2011

Fujisan Haiku Competition

The Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, is conducting an international haiku competition in support of their goal to have Fujisan (Mt Fuji) declared a World Cultural Heritage Site. The haiku are to be composed on the topic of Fujisan and are to be submitted by 20 January 2012.

Details regarding the haiku competition, including entry forms, are available at:

http://www.fujisan-3776.jp/haiku.english.htm

Further background and a Fujisan photo gallery are available at:

http://www.fujisan-3776.jp/english/

November 11, 2011

Links to haiku publications, competitions, events

The Haiku Foundation provides an excellent central point for accessing information on haiku publications, competitions and other events happening around the world. The Haiku Foundation Events Calendar can be found at:

http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/event_calendars/

Some other key national haiku web sites are:

Haiku NewZ http://www.poetrysociety.org.nz/haikunews

Haiku Society of America http://www.hsa-haiku.org/

British Haiku Society http://britishhaikusociety.org.uk/

October 07, 2011

Blue Giraffe Press/poam haiku competition

Poets who had a haiku published on poam's haiku page during the three years Peter Macrow was poam's haiku editor are invited to enter a maximum of three haiku which are original, unpublished and not on offer elsewhere. Up to three prizes of $100 each, sponsored by Blue Giraffe Press.

Competition judge: Peter Macrow
Closing date: 31st December 2011

Email entries and enquiries to: bluegiraffepress@hotmail.com

Peter Macrow
Managing Editor, Blue Giraffe Press.

幻住庵 GENJUAN INTERNATIONAL HAIBUN CONTEST

The Kikakuza International Haibun Contest will have to be terminated with the publication of the booklet containing the decorated works from the past three years. Judges, Nobuyuki Yuasa and Stephen Henry Gill, however, have decided to continue under the title of the Genjuan International Haibun Contest.

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September 05, 2011

City of Perth Library Haiku Competition Results 2011

Thank you very much to all the Haiku entrants!
All entries will be on display in the Library 29th August – 10th September

1st Prize: Helen Davison
NSW
2nd Prize: Meryl Manoy
Perth WA
3rd Prize: Cynthia Rowe
NSW
Highly Commended: Rose van Son
Perth WA
Commended: Nathalie Buckland
NSW
Special mention: Dawn Bruce
NSW
Congratulations!
A very special thank you to Maureen Sexton, WA HaikuOZ representative, for undertaking the judging again this year.

Judges Report

First Prize:

silent river
the glint of a fisherman’s
knife

I love how this haiku explores the concept of wabi (a sense of loneliness or solitude), as well as juxtaposing two images. Both images have a menacing feel to them. The silent river is a covert image of danger lurking and the knife is an overt image of danger, also highlighting a reverence of nature. In the true spirit of haiku writing, this haiku is half-said, leaving the reader to ‘get’ the connection and the ‘aha’ moment.

Second Prize:

windy day
kite-surfers fly
goshawk hovers

This haiku allows the reader to delve deep into it. The reverence of nature is shown in the goshawk’s ability to hover even on such a windy day. It explores the concept of sabi (the suchness and beauty of ordinary objects). Its brevity is a key element in the success of this haiku, and it is simply stated, so the reader finds the ‘aha’ moment.

Third Prize:

river’s edge
the broken branch
joins up with itself

This haiku is also half-said, leaving the reader to connect and interweave the images, the branch joining up with itself just like the river branching out then rejoining itself.

Highly Commended:
father’s bamboo
sways long after he leaves
front door open

Commended:
news of his death
a cloud
veils the moon

Special Mention:
New York
even the clouds
in a hurry

August 05, 2011

2011 City of Perth Library Haiku Competition

Entries for this competition close on 16 August. Winners will be listed on the Library’s web page and in the Library. Entries will be displayed on the Poetry Wall in the Library during the WA celebrations of National Poetry Week 29 August - 3 September and the WA Spring Poetry Festival organised by WA Poets Inc.

Submission guidelines are shown below.

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August 04, 2011

Polish International Haiku Competition: Entries close 16 October

Entries, written in English, can now be submitted for the Polish International Haiku Competition. The Final Judge for the competition is Jane Reichhold. Submission details are at:

http://polish.international.competition.haiku.pl/index.php

July 22, 2011

The British Haiku Awards 2011 – Call for Entries

The British Haiku Awards are an annual international competition, comprising two categories: haiku and haibun. Entries for the 2011 award can be submitted up until 31 January 2012. Further details are available at:

http://britishhaikusociety.org.uk/2011/07/the-british-haiku-awards-2011/

June 30, 2011

6th Kokako Haiku and Senryu Competition

Entries are open for the 6th Kokako Haiku and Senryu Competition. The first prize is NZ$200, with second and third prizes of NZ$50 each. The judge for the competition is Owen Bullock and the closing date for entries is 31 October 2011.

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June 16, 2011

Haiga Art Exhibition and Artprize: entries close 5 August 2011

The Haiga Art Prize run in conjunction with the City of Salisbury Writer's Festival is going national this year. All residents of Australia can enter and with a $500 First Prize this is one of the richest haiku-related prizes in Australia. Closing date is August 5th 2011. Further information including the entry form and the competition conditions are available from the website:

http://www.salisbury.sa.gov.au/Our_City/Events/Salisbury_Writers_Festval

For general enquiries, email Steve Davidson at sdavidson@salisbury.sa.gov.au.

May 15, 2011

Snapshot Press Book Awards

Snapshot Press announces two international annual awards for unpublished collections of haiku, tanka, short poetry and haibun. Award winners will have their collections published by Snapshot Press.

The Snapshot Press Book Awards

The Snapshot Press Book Awards are international annual prizes for unpublished book-length collections of haiku, tanka, short poetry and haibun.

The Award winners will have their collections published in paperback or hardback by Snapshot Press. There may be up to four Award winners each year.

Submissions are open from July 1–November 30.

The Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards

The Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards are international annual prizes for unpublished short collections of haiku, tanka, short poetry and haibun.

The Award winners will have their collections published online by Snapshot Press. There may be up to eight Award winners each year. Each entrant will receive a copy of a print anthology featuring a selection of the best individual poems and haibun entered into the contest.

The deadline for submissions is July 31.

Full details are available on the website www.snapshotpress.co.uk

May 11, 2011

Kikakuza Haibun Contest Results 2011

This year’s Kikakuza Haibun Contest attracted 85 entries from 15 countries. The standard was high. You can read the four prize-winning entries - two American, one each from Bhutan and South Africa at the Icebox web site:

http://hailhaiku.wordpress.com/kikakuza-11-winning-haibun/

Details of next year’s contest will be announced later. Thank you to all who took the time to submit a piece and hearty congratulations to the winners.

May 04, 2011

Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum Haiku Contest

Last November when 12 Aussies visited the Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum in Yamagata, Japan, we were warmly greeted. Professor Oba has since told me that he and his staff were unaware, until our visit, of the quality and level of interest in Australia for haiku.

At the time we were there, Professor Oba mentioned the museum's haiku competition, which includes a category for haiku in English, and I promised to tell Australian poets about it when it was announced for 2011.

Applications for the 3rd Contest are now open and should be postmarked no later than Friday, June 11, 2011. Entry is free. Questions and applications should be submitted to:

〒999-3301 The Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum
4223 Nanin Yamadera, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata-ken
Japan

Full details of the Contest are available at: http://yamadera-basho.jp/?p=log&l=232122

It would be lovely to see strong Australian support for this competition with sparkling, quality haiku from as many of our haiku poets as possible.

Beverley George

April 07, 2011

NZ Poetry Society Haiku Contest

Entries are now open for the New Zealand Society Haiku Contest. The top five haiku/senryu will be awarded $NZ100 each; first place will also receive the Jeanette Stace Memorial Prize of $NZ150. Winners will be published in the NZPS annual anthology, along with others selected by the editor. The judge is Joanna Preston.

Entries Close: May 31, 2011.
Cost: $NZ1.50/haiku, for NZPS members every 5th haiku is free.
Overseas entrants may pay via the website, entries must be posted.

http://www.poetrysociety.org.nz/2011haikuandjunior

Sandra Simpson

March 24, 2011

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational

The call for entries has been released for the 6th Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) Haiku Invitational. Anyone from any part of the world can submit haiku.

Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2011.

To enter, visit http://www.vcbf.ca and follow the links.

Past submissions have come from Australia, Bangladesh, Croatia, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

This year’s judge will be an’ya, editor of moonset haiku journal. She resides in Oregon. The winning haiku will be published by Haiku Canada, *Rice Paper*, and on the VCBF website. The top haiku in five main categories (youth, B.C., Canada, United States, and International) will also appear on TransLink SkyTrains and buses all over Metro Vancouver and be read in celebrity readings during the next festival in 2012.

March 10, 2011

Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Contest

Please type or neatly print your submissions and send them to:

Kaji Aso Studio
Haiku Contest
40 Saint Stephen Street
Boston, MA 02115

Deadline for submissions is APRIL 15, 2011.

Be sure to include your name, address, and if you have one, your email address. If you have no email address, please include an SASE. The entry fee is $2.00 per submission; you may send as many haiku or senryu as you like. Your entries should be unpublished and not currently submitted to another contest or journal. Be sure to mark any senryu submissions as such. All rights will revert back to the authors after June 2011, when winners will be announced.

First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $50

To read previous winning entries, see www.kajiasostudio.com

January 16, 2011

Jack Stamm Haiku Award: Closes 1 February 2011

The contest is open to haiku poets worldwide, has no set theme, welcomes both the modern and traditional forms, but is restricted to the English language and unpublished haiku (including the Internet). Judges are paper wasp editors Jacqui Murray, John Knight and Ross Clark.

First Prize is A$150.00, Second Prize is A$75.00 and Third Prize is A$50.00.

Please note: The deadline is 1 February 2011. Please send your entries to Katherine Samuelowicz, paper wasp, 14 Fig Tree Pocket Road, Chapel Hill, Qld 4069, Australia. Email entries will not be accepted. Results will be published in paper wasp 17 in June 2011 and the anthology in July 2011.

Katherine Samuelowicz, for the paper wasp Editors

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December 10, 2010

FreeXpresSion Haiku Competition

The FreeXpresSion haiku competition closes on 28 February 2011. First prize is $100 for the best single haiku. A copy of the entry form can be found below.

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November 20, 2010

Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems

The Haiku Foundation Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems will be bestowed annually on haiku and senryu that represent a noteworthy addition to English-language haiku in the estimation of a distinguished panel of haiku poets, editors and scholars. The inaugural Awards are open to any English-language haiku or senryu published in calendar-year 2010. Each author of an award-winning poem will receive a commemorative stone with their poem and name engraved on it, emblematic of his or her contribution to the foundations of English-language haiku.

Any individual who had at least one haiku or senryu published during the award year may nominate two haiku or senryu, one of which may be their own, published during that year. For the purposes of this award, publication is constituted by, but not limited to, first appearance in a juried public venue such as a book, journal, online site or contest. The Awards Committee reserves the right to determine whether a poem meets this criterion.

The panel for our inaugural awards consists of Fay Aoyagi, David Cobb, Janice Bostok, john martone, Hiro Sato and John Stevenson.

The deadline for submission is December 31, 2010. Please see full guidelines at:

http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/awards/touchstone-poem-awards/

November 07, 2010

British Haiku Society Awards

The British Haiku Society welcomes entries to The British Haiku Awards. The two categories are: Haiku and Haibun.

Submissions must be in English, unpublished at the time of submission, remaining so until results are declared, and not concurrently entered for any other competition. There is no limit on the number of entries from any single competitor.

For haiku, prizes of £125 will be awarded to each of the two best and £50 to each of two runners-up. (Double awards: £250 and £100.)

For haibun, prizes of £125 will be awarded to each of the two best, but at present there will be no runner-up prize.

Deadline: in the administrator's hands by 31January, 2011. Haiku and haibun entries
may be sent in the same envelope.

Judges for the British Haiku Awards 2010 are as follows:

Haiku: Dee Evetts and Clare McCotter
Haibun: Lynne Rees and Jeffrey Woodward

All details, including submission guidelines for the Awards can be found at:

http://www.haikusoc.ndo.co.uk

then click on Competitions, where the 2009 Haiku results report and examples of past winning haiku, and a haibun are also provided.

David Steele
(B H Awards administrator)

October 30, 2010

Deadline extended for the Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition 2010.

The Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition offers prizes of Euro 150, Euro 50 and Euro 30 for unpublished haiku/senryu in English. In addition there will be up to 7 Highly Commended haiku/senryu. Also, there will be prizes from Dóchas Ireland of Euro 100, Euro 30 and Euro 20 for unpublished haiku/senryu in English or in Irish Gaelic (with an English translation) about Ireland in the changing world and up to 3 Highly Commended haiku/senryu in this category.

Details here: http://irishhaiku.webs.com/haikucompetition.htm

All the entries shall be postmarked by 15th November 2010.

No e-mail submissions, please!

Good luck to all!

IHS

September 30, 2010

Kikakuza International Haibun Competition 2011

Entries to:
Ms. Motoko Yoshioka,
Regalia 907, 7-32-44 Fujimi-cho,
Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo 190-0013,
Japan
(to arrive between 1 Oct. 2010 and 31 Jan. 2011)

Entry fee and no. of entries per author:
the Contest is free this year!
maximum 3 entries per author.

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September 17, 2010

DailyHaiku Cycle 10

Submissions are now open for DailyHaiku Cycle 10!

http://www.dailyhaiku.org

DailyHaiku is a print and daily online serial publication that publishes the work of Canadian and international haiku poets, blending contemporary, experimental, and traditional styles to explore the boundaries of English-language haiku. Through our special features section, we also aim to chronicle the diverse and ever-changing landscape of contemporary haiku-related forms. We're now looking for a new roster of six talented haiku poets for our upcoming cycle (Volume 5, Cycle 10, Fall 2010/Winter 2011). If selected as a contributor, you will be responsible for providing a total of 28 haiku over a six-month period.

Submission Period: Sept. 1st--30th, 2010 (closes 11:59 pm Mountain Standard Time)

How to Submit: Email submissions to desk@dailyhaiku.org

What to Submit: Ten unpublished haiku---no more, no less---your contact information, a 75 word publication-ready biographical note, and a digital author photo. We do not accept work published or under consideration by other journals or websites.

Payment: One contributor copy of the print volume featuring your work.

For specific submission guidelines and more information about this publication, please visit: http://www.dailyhaiku.org

September 15, 2010

Mu First International Contest

http://www.muhaikujournal.com/Site/Contest.html
Deadline extended until September 30th

Mu First International Contest

Seeking Submissions Now

First Place $100 Prize
Second Place $50
Third Place $25
© 2010 Mu. All Rights Reserved.

Submission Guidelines

We are currently seeking submissions for our first international contest. The submission deadline is September 30th.

Winners will be announced at Mu on October 5th. First, Second and Third winners will receive a monetary prize and will be included in our inaugural issue. Up to 10 runners-up will also be featured in our inaugural issue.

No entry fee required.

Submissions must be the author's own haiku, previously unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere.

Please paste up to 5 haiku in the body of an e-mail and send it to muhaikujournal@gmail.com. NO ATTACHMENTS PLEASE.

International submissions are welcomed and encouraged, but please only send the english translation.

Also, in your e-mail include the following information:

"Mu Competition Submission" in the subject
Name
City, (State), Country
E-mail Address

Thank you, good luck and we look forward to reading your work!

Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition 2010

The Competition Prizes

Category A (Irish and International)

The IHS International Haiku Competition offers prizes of Euro 150, Euro 50 and Euro 30 for unpublished haiku/senryu in English.

In addition there will be up to seven Highly Commended haiku/senryu in this category.

Category B (Irish)

The IHS International Haiku Competition offers prizes from D?chas Ireland of Euro 100, Euro 30 and Euro 20 for unpublished haiku/senryu in English or in Irish Gaelic (with an English translation) about Ireland in the changing world. Besides being perfect haiku/senryu, the winning poems in this category may include reflections upon or references to "what it means to live in Ireland at the beginning of the 21st century". This category is only open for participants born or residing on the island of Ireland.

In addition there will be up to three Highly Commended haiku/senryu in this category.

Entrants may win more than one prize.

Deadline:

All the entries shall be postmarked by 31th October 2010. Overseas (non-EU) entries mailed in the month up to and including this closing date must be sent by airmail.

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September 11, 2010

2010 Francine Porad Award for Haiku

Haiku Northwest is pleased to announce the seventh annual Porad Haiku Contest, cosponsored by Haiku Northwest and the Washington Poets Association. The contest is named for Francine Porad, founder (in 1988) of Haiku Northwest, former president of the Haiku Society of America, and editor for eight years of Brussels Sprout, an international journal of haiku and art. We welcome your haiku submissions!

Deadline: Received by October 4, 2010 (late entries may be accepted, but only at the discretion of the contest organizers).

Prizes: Cash prizes $100 for first prize, $50 for second prize, and $25 for third prize. Poems will also be published on the Washington Poets Association website. Winners will be announced at Haiku Northwest’s annual Seabeck Haiku Getaway, to be held November 4–7, 2010.

Adjudication: Our 2010 judge will be Penny Harter, coauthor of The Haiku Handbook with her late husband, William J. Higginson; past-president of the Haiku Society of America; and author of 21 published collections of poems, six featuring haiku.

Fees: $1 per poem (unlimited entries), payable in cash or by check or money order in U.S. funds to “Haiku Northwest.”
Submissions: Please submit your previously unpublished poems on 8.5x11-inch or A4 paper (multiple poems on one sheet is preferred, more than one sheet is acceptable; do not use other sizes of paper or index cards). Please submit one copy of each sheet with your name, address, and email address and another copy without author identification for anonymous judging. Submit your entries with payment to “Haiku Northwest” to be received by October 4, 2010 to:
Porad Haiku Contest
c/o Nancy Dahlberg
1757 NW 59th St. #301
Seattle, WA 98107 USA

September 03, 2010

Haiku on the Death of One's Beloved


Please visit this site for details

http://sites.google.com/site/worldhaikureview2/home/august-2010/haiku-contest-august-2010

World Haiku Review August 2010

http://sites.google.com/site/worldhaikureview2/

Congratulations to Barbara A Taylor and Lynette Arden who have won 1st and 3rd prizes respectively in the haiku section

World Haiku Review August 2010

http://sites.google.com/site/worldhaikureview2/

Congratulations to Barbara A Taylor and Lynette Arden who have won 1st and 3rd prizes respectively in the haiku section

August 24, 2010

Calico Cat Competition results

Congratulations to Beverley George for her winning haiku 'man of the forest' in this year's calico cat Haiku Competition. To read the results visit: http://origa.livejournal.com/174859.html?view=16146699#t16146699

July 31, 2010

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine - 2010 Haiku Pen & 2010 Think Tanka competitions

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine would like to announce that their "2010 Very Short Fiction Award", "2010 Haiku Pen" & "2010 Think Tanka" writing contest deadlines are fast approaching. Contest deadlines will not be extended again so send your entries while there's still time. The postal address has been posted for writers interested in submitting entries via snail mail.

All writers welcome (read guidelines at their website). If you write powerful short stories of 1000 words or less, you have a chance at winning the current grand prize for "Very Short Fiction". if you have mastered the art of brevity, you have more than one chance to win their haiku and/or tanka poetry contest.

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July 09, 2010

CITY OF PERTH LIBRARY 2010 HAIKU COMPETITION AND HAIKU WALL

ENTRY CONDITIONS
Haiku and Senryu will be accepted.
Entries must be previously unpublished.
Adult entries are limited to 5 per entrant and must all be on one A4 paper.
Student entries are limited to 3 per entrant and must all be on one A4 paper.
The name of the poet must be included at the bottom of the page.
A separate contact sheet must have name and contact details.
The contact sheet must also list the first line of each poem.
Font size to be at least 22pt. Any style is acceptable.
Entries will be judged purely on the text.
Any pictures or decorations must fit on the page with the Haiku.
Entries close Thursday 13 August 5 pm.
Winners listed Mon 31 August
Submit entries: Deliver to the Library, 573 Hay St Perth.
Post to GPO Box C120 Perth 6839 Haiku will not be returned unless
accompanied with a stamped, self - addressed envelope.
Email to library.perth@cityofperth.wa.gov.au. The poems must be
sent as a word document attachment.
We welcome entries from overseas, but regrettably we are not able to allocate prizes or forward gift vouchers to overseas entrants.
Adult: 1st - $75 2nd - $50 3rd - $40
High School age: 1st - $50
Primary School age: 1st - $40
Winners will be listed on the Library’s web page and in the Library.
Entries will be displayed on the Haiku Wall in the Library during WA National Poetry Week from 31 August – 5 September
Entries will be judged by Maureen Sexton - WA Representative for HaikuOz – the Australian Haiku Society.

June 29, 2010

Friendly Street Poets Inc. Japanese Poetry Competition 2010

HAIKU & HAIBUN
Closing Date: Friday 30th July 2010

Category A HAIKU
Prize Money: A page of 3 Haiku = 1 entry $100 $50

Category B HAIBUN
Prize Money: $150 $75
A haiku journey = 1 entry
maximum length 600 words
Entry Fee: AUS $5.00 per entry
or AUS$12.00 for three Haiku entries
Cheque or money order payable to: Friendly Street Poets Inc.

Please send entries to Friendly Street Poets Inc PO Box 3697 Norwood, SA 5067


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HAIKU COMPETITION

Entries close 5pm Friday 23 July 2010.
Prizes: 1st Prize – Basho: The Complete Haiku
2nd Prize – Haiku Mind: 108 poems to cultivate awareness & open your heart
3rd Prize – The British Museum Haiku
Open to poets residing in the Perth metro area only.
For guidelines and entry form, go to:
http://www.bodhitree.net.au/Text/1276588625412-0226/pC/1214367693359-7635/uploadedFiles/1276588620694-4588.pdf
Brought to you by The Bodhi Tree in conjunction with WA Poets Inc

June 10, 2010

Presence #40 UK Best of issue award

Hearty congratulations to Sharon Dean who has won the readers' choice award for

dappled sunlight
an old dog shakes the river
from his coat

Sharon Dean

June 09, 2010

KATIKATI HAIKU CONTEST 2010

Judges’ Report:


Senior Section (18 & over): Judge Sandra Simpson

There were many good-quality haiku entered this year that were a delight to read – and which made the task of judging an enjoyable challenge. I hope that first-time or novice writers aren’t discouraged if their work wasn’t placed. Judging is a subjective process that might have a different outcome tomorrow. But I do hope they take the time to read and analyse the winning poems. Learning from one another is one of the nicest aspects of belonging to the haiku community.

First place:

a moment before sunrise –
ice singing
beneath the swans’ feet

Martin Lucas (England)

Haiku are poetry, but writers don’t always remember that – this haiku shows someone who truly understands the form. Yes, haiku are observational, but they should also lift us from the mundane, make us think (or look) again and allow us to share fully in the moment. Some, like this one, might even make our hearts rise. Martin’s haiku also has a pleasing “sound effect” with its subtly repeated assonance, and by using only two hard consonants in the entire poem he makes it “soft”, like a feather.

Second place:

3 a.m
the overhead fan
clicks clicks clicks

Joanne Watcyn-Jones (Australia)

The restorative power of sleep is a fragile gift and anyone who’s had a disturbed night will identify with this haiku. Racing thoughts that can’t be controlled, a dripping tap, the neighbours’ party or, in this case, so hot the ceiling fan has to be left on all night, creating a new and different night-time noise. By adding a repetitive word, and choosing the slightly annoying sound of “clicks”, Joanne makes this a winner.


Third place:

he leaves in an ambulance –
the chrysanthemum buds
closed tight

Kirsten Cliff (Papamoa)

This is a more traditional haiku, containing both an overt season word and a juxtaposition construction. The contrast of illness, presumably severe if an ambulance has been called, with the buds ready to burst into life is adept. A reader might also find a link between the colour of the ambulance (white with a yellow stripe) and the colour of the buds (white when tight closed with yellow being a common chrysanthemum colour). Haiku are about the eternal and this poem captures that exactly.

All the Highly Commended and Commended poems are fine haiku too, congratulations to their authors.

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Salisbury Writers' Festival Haiga Competition

The Salisbury Writers' Festival is on again this year on the weekend of August 27 and so is the popular haiga poetry art exhibition and competition. You can find out all the info at: http://cweb.salisbury.sa.gov.au/manifest/servlet/page?pg=17553&stypen=html

June 02, 2010

HAIKU PRESENCE AWARD 2010

http://haiku-presence.50webs.com

£100 1st prize
£25 each for up to 4 runners-up

Publication of winning and commended poems in Presence #43

Judge: Martin Lucas

Entry fee: £5 for up to 5 haiku. Additional haiku at £1 per haiku.

Paid by: £ cheque to Haiku Presence. For recommended overseas payment options see http://haiku-presence.50webs.com

Fees may also be paid in $ or € cash at the entrant’s own risk at the rates of $8 / €5 up to 5 haiku and $2 / €2 per additional haiku.

The prize may be paid by £ cheque: bank negotiation or currency exchange charges to be paid by the prize winner not Presence magazine.

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Sci-ku Competition

The RiAus and Friendly Street Poets are holding a great sci-ku poetry competition, so unleash your inner poet and send us your best science haiku. Great prizes await those who can master the art of the sci-ku.

HOW TO ENTER

What is sci-ku?
Inspired by the Japanese haiku, sci-ku is basically a short, three-lined poem about the sciences. Sci-ku is a small, modest and humble poem that depicts the everyday world around us, aiming to give a flash of insight into that world - like a scientific 'Eureka!' moment expressed briefly in words.

Write your sci-ku:
Each poem must not exceed the three-line maximum. Syllable counts are irrelevant. Each entrant may submit a maximum of three sci-kus.

Pick your category:
Entries can be made in primary (12 years and under), secondary (13-18 inclusive) or open (no age limit) categories.

Send us your entries:
All entries must be emailed to sciku@riaus.org.au. The subject heading should read: Sci-ku + Your Name + Category (primary, secondary, open).
The email should contain the Name, Age, Address, Telephone number and Email address of the entrant.
Up to three poems submitted as text should be emailed as a single Word document attachment to your email.
Submissions may also be posted to: RiAus/FSP Sci-ku Competition, PO Box 3652, Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5000.


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March 08, 2010

The 3rd Kokako Tanka Competition

Closing date: 31st October 2010

First Prize
NZ$200

Second and Third Place prizes of NZ$50 each

Judge: Richard von Sturmer

Send entries to:

The Kokako Tanka Competition,
Patricia Prime, co-editor
42 Flanshaw Road
Te Atatu South
Auckland 8
New Zealand

Please make cheques out to Kokako
Overseas entrants may send cash at their own risk


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February 21, 2010

Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Contest

Please send as many haiku or senryu as you like at $2 each: type or neatly print your submissions (you may put them all on a single sheet of paper if you wish). If you send senryu, please mark them as such. Be sure to include your email address and/or an SASE so that we can notify you of the results!

Our first prize is $250; second $100; third $50; senryu $50. We also offer an Elizabeth Searle Lamb award of $50.

Please send all entries to:

Kaji Aso Studio
40 Saint Stephen Street
Boston, MA 02115
USA

All entries must be mailed by APRIL 15, 2010. All rights revert to the authors after June, 2010 when the winners will be announced.

The Kaji Aso Studio is a center for the arts in Boston founded by Japanese painter, poet, and musician Kaji Aso to promote a positive, nature-centered philosophy and practice of art. We have held classes and hosted hundreds of exhibitions, concerts, and readings reading for over thirty years. The Studio is also the home of the Boston Haiku Society, which meets here every third Saturday of the month.

February 09, 2010

TANKA NEWS & HAIKU HEADLINES

2010 Haiku Pen Contest - 2010 Think Tanka Contest - 2010 Very Short Story Award - We Welcome Your Energy, Spirit & Wit

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine is committed to publishing the very best of haiku, senryu and tanka.This young publication has launched writing contests for 2010 and are also witnessing a tremendous growth in their readership and support. Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine is also calling for submissions of poetry and short fiction for their webzine. There are no submission deadlines or reading fees for the e-zine, they just welcome prolific writing of lasting literary value. Complete guidelines are available online at http://lyricalpassionpoetry.yolasite.com.


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February 06, 2010

KATIKATI HAIKU CONTEST 2010

An open theme haiku contest with proceeds going to the Haiku Pathway project.

Thanks to Katikati Advertiser for sponsoring the bulk of the cash prizes - 18 & over: $NZ100 for first; $NZ50 for second and $NZ25 for third; 17 & under: $NZ50, $NZ25, $NZ15.

Rules:

· Poems should preferably be typewritten, otherwise clearly handwritten.

· Haiku should not have been previously published (including on the web or broadcast).

· Unlimited entries.

· Submit 2 copies of each haiku with 1 only including your name, address, phone number (no mobiles, please), e-mail address, and for the junior section only, your age. Putting several poems on an A4 sheet is fine.

· Entry fee: Within NZ: 18 & over $5 for 3 haiku or $2 for 1 haiku. 17 & under $1 for up to 2 haiku. For overseas entrants: $US5/3 haiku or $US2/haiku.

· Entries in hand by Friday, April 16. Post to: Katikati Haiku Contest, PO Box 183, Katikati 3166, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

· Results will be announced and presented on Sunday, June 6.

· A judge’s report will be sent by email, otherwise please include a stamped addressed envelope.

· Any entry not accompanied by the correct entry fee will be disqualified. Entrants send cash at their own risk.

Inquiries to nzhaiku@gmail.com

January 16, 2010

Haiku Now! Free Contest

Join The Haiku Foundation in celebrating another year of haiku opportunities by entering the first ever HaikuNow! International Haiku Contest 2010. The closing date is March 31st and the winners will be announced at the end of April, National Poetry Month. This contest is free and open to all poets of any age and experience. Three categories: and prizes range from $100.00 for first place to $25.00 for honorable mentions. Go to http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/contest/haiku-now-contest-2010/#submit for entry forms and more information.

ukiaHaiku festival and competition

The ukiaHaiku festival and competition welcomes submissions of haiku to the Jane
Reichhold International Prize category (formerly known as the Contemporary Haiku
category) from poets across the planet.* Poems submitted in this category may be written
in either the contemporary or the traditional 5-7-5 format.

Jane Reichhold is a haiku poet of international renown who has generously contributed her
time and expertise to the development of the ukiaHaiku festival. She is the author of
over thirty books, including "Writing and Enjoying Haiku: A Hands-on Guide." She is a
two-time winner of the Museum of Haiku Literature Award (Tokyo), and three-time winner of
a Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award. In 1998, in recognition of her contributions
to haiku poetry, the Emperor and Empress of Japan invited her to attend the Imperial New
Year's Poetry Party at the Palace in Tokyo. But more than anything else, Jane is a
delight to be with. Her love of Haiku as an art form is a reflection of her love of the
world. You can learn more about Jane and her wide-ranging interest in haiku and other
forms of short poetry at her website www.ahapoetry.com and in the attached essay.


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Insect Haiku Competition

Details of our insect themes haiku contest can be found at this webpage:
http://insectmuseum.org/haiku.php

We judge senryu, haiku, haiga, and any other "one-breath" poems as equivalent, and as
long as there is a reference to an insect or some related arthropod the poem is eligible!
Anyone can submit up to three poems for free (friends of the Insect Museum can submit up
to 10) by March 20th, and we have small prizes (US$15-20) for best in show, runner-up,
and best from a poet under the age of 13.

Andrew R. Deans
Department of Entomology
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7613
2301 Gardner Hall
Raleigh, NC USA 27695-7613

January 06, 2010

The Betty Drevniok Award 2010

• Haiku Canada established this competition in memory of Betty Drevniok, Past President of the society. With the exception of members of the executive of Haiku Canada, the contest is open to everyone, including Regional Coordinators of HC.

• Haiku must be unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere.

• A flat fee of $5 Cdn (in Canada) or $5 US (for entries outside Canada) for up to 3 haiku is payable to “Haiku Canada”.

• Submit 2 copies of each haiku, each copy typed or neatly printed on a 3X5 card; one card in each set must include the author’s name, address and telephone number in the upper corner, while the other card with the identical poem must contain no identifying marks.

• Postmark Deadline: February 14, 2010.

• Winners will be announced at the Annual General Meeting in May 2010. First Prize $100; Second Prize $50; Third Prize $25 for haiku. The top eleven poems will be published in a Haiku Canada Sheet and distributed with the Haiku Canada Anthology.

• No entries will be returned. If you are NOT a member of Haiku Canada and wish a copy of the broadsheet with the winning haiku, include a SASE (business size, Cdn stamps) or a SAE and $1 for postage and handling.

• Send entries to The Betty Drevniok Award, c/o Ann Goldring, PO Box 97, 5 Cooks Drive, Leaskdale, Ontario, Canada L0C 1C0.

• Contest Coordinator: Ann Goldring

December 07, 2009

IHS International Haiku Competition 2009

On behalf of everyuone at haiku Oz I would like to congratulate Cynthia Rowe for receiving a highly commended in the 2009 IHS International Haiku Competition.

A full listing of results is below:

The Irish Haiku Society is proud to announce the results of the second IHS International Haiku Competition. This year we saw a significant increase in the number of participating authors. 218 haiku by poets from thirteen countries ( Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, England, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, France, Poland, Portugal and Romania) were submitted to this year’s competition. Many of the submitted poems were from the island of Ireland. This year’s competition was adjudicated by Anthony "Anatoly" Kudryavitsky, and it was judged blindly. The following is the list of prize-winning and highly commended haiku.


1st Prize

Mary O'Keefe (Ireland)


November sunset
a galaxy of crows
quench the twilight


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November 01, 2009

'Riverbeats' Haiku Contest Results

Late in September the Australian Haiku Society, HaikuOz, informed readers of an invitation by Riverbeats to take part in a spectacular free live show to be held on the banks of the Parramatta River on Sunday 31 October. The Parramatta City Council and New Writers Group asked for contributions of original haiku on the theme of water and our relationship to it. The selected poems were to be recited and/or projected on massive screens as part of the live light and sound performance.
Many members of the Australian Haiku Society accepted the challenge. Here are the results.

Riverbeats Live 09 Haiku Competition Winners:

Musical Director’s prize

Gayle Barbagallo:

the river at night
black water mirrors the sky
I float in the stars

NWG Inc Editors’ Awards

Quendryth Young Joint First:

riverside gym
all the treadmills
facing the water

gathering clouds
galahs tumble through
dusty river gums

a spider
in the rain gauge
clear sky

Nathalie Buckland Joint First:

rusted handrail
on the jetty’s edge –
rain-speckled river

sluggish river
the swimmer leaves
a line of splashes

sigh of wind
in the river gums
a crow calls

John Bird Joint Second:

dry dam
cold moonlight fills
old hoof prints

twilight surf –
something quick and silver
shares the wave

summer flood
a stranded cow bellows
into the twilight

M L Grace Joint Second:

footprints
in the empty waterhole
wander the mud

river birds song
the stillness between
each note

eels trail
silver ribbons on a near
empty dam

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October 05, 2009

results: tenth jack stamm paer wasp haiku award 2008

First Prize

kitchen window
sunlight pools in
last night's dishes

Jan O'Loughlin

Second Prize

dry floodplain
a billabong holds
the last light

Jo McInerney

Third Prize

first love
wind mills turning
into dusk

Ernest J. Berry

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September 13, 2009

Haiku Society of America 2009 Mildred Kanterman Memorial Merit Book Awards

Congratulations to all the winning authors and editors, HSA 2009 Mildred Kanterman Memorial Merit Book Awards for Excellence in Published Haiku, Translation and Criticism - an'ya and Cherie Hunter Day, Judges.

The FIrst Place award is for Best First Book and is made possible by Leroy Kanterman, co-founder of the Haiku Society of America , in memory of his wife Mildred Kanterman.

First Place for Best First Book: “a wattle seedpod” – Lorin Ford
Post Pressed 207/50 Macquarie St , Teneriffe, Qld, 4005 Australia .

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August 26, 2009

Results of the 2nd With Words International Online Haiku Competition (2009)

On behalf of everyone at Haiku Oz, I would like to extend my congratulations to Ron Moss for his recent success in taking out first prize in the With Words International Online Haiku Competition with his haiku:

record heat
a soon-to-be mum
backs into a wave

A full judges report can be read here: http://www.withwords.org.uk/results.html

August 16, 2009

ukiaHaiku festival

Ukiah is a northern California town whose name, backwards, spells "Haiku." In 2010 the
City of Ukiah will hold its 7th annual haiku contest and festival.

The festival encourages local, national, and international submissions of Contemporary
Haiku.

Website Address: www.ukiahaiku.org
Fee: $5 for up to three haiku.
Limit: Maximum 3 haiku per person.
Eligibility: age 19 and over.


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August 03, 2009

City of Perth Library Haiku Competition and Haiku Wall

Haiku Competition - 2009 Entry Conditions
Haiku and Senryu will be accepted.
Entries must be previously unpublished.
Adult entries are limited to 5 per entrant and must all be on one A4 paper.
Student entries are limited to 3 per entrant and must all be on one A4 paper.
The name of the poet must be included at the bottom of this page.
A separate sheet must have name and contact details.
The contact sheet must also list the first line of each poem.
Font size to be at least 22pt. Any style is acceptable.
Entries will be judged purely on the text.
Any pictures or decorations must fit on the page with the Haiku.
Entries close Thurs 13 August, 5 pm. 
Winners listed Mon 31 August.

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July 16, 2009

2009 Genkissu! Spirits Up! World Wide Hekinan Haiku Contest Results

I would like to extend our congratulations to Beverley George, who recently won the 2009 Genkissu! Spirits Up! World Wide Hekinan Haiku Contest with her haiku:

from a lifted oar
a shimmer connects the sky
and sunlit river

Australia, Beverley George

for full contest results visit:

http://www.city.hekinan.aichi.jp/KANKOKYOKAI/haiku/genkissu/haikutaikai_kekka.htm

July 04, 2009

Haiga Art Prize

The City of Salisbury in conjunction with its Salisbury Writers' Festival is holding a Haiga Art Prize. Entry is free and the first prize is $500. For more information visit the City of Salisbury website: www.salisbury.sa.gov.au and click on the Salisbury Writers' Festival link.
For those of you who might be in Adelaide for the Festival, Tom Keneally is the keynote speaker.

IHS International Haiku Competition 2009

The Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition offers prizes of Euro 150, Euro 50 and Euro 30 for unpublished haiku/senryu in English. In addition there will be up to seven Highly Commended haiku/senryu.

All the entries shall be postmarked by 31th October 2009. No e-mail submissions, please! Details here: http://irishhaiku.webs.com/haikucompetition.htm

June 10, 2009

The Saigyo Awards for Tanka 2009

Deadline: In hand August 1, 2009

Prizes: $100; $50; $25. Honorable Mentions. Winners living outside the US will receive subscriptions to tanka journals in place of cash prizes.

Eligibility: Open to everyone.

Entry Fee: None.

Rules: All tanka must be the entrant's original, unpublished work, and not under consideration by any publication or other contest.

Submissions: Up to 10 tanka in English, typed (or printed legibly) on one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Submit 2 copies. Provide name, address and pen name, if you use one, in upper left corner of one copy only.

Correspondence: Send #10 (4 1/8 x 9 1/2) SASE (outside US, SAE and 1 IRC) for notification of results. No entries will be returned.

Mail entries to: Carolyn Thomas, 7866 Hogan Circle, Hemet, CA 92545 USA.

June 06, 2009

Ginyu Prize for Haiku Collections/Anthologies

To promote haiku writing as world literature, Ginyu Press holds its annual Ginyu Haiku prize. Results are announced in the (northern) autumn edition of Ginyu magazine. To see winners from previous years and for other details visit the site: http://www.geocities.jp/ginyu_haiku/ginyu.haiku.prize.htm

Ginyu editor Ban'ya Natsuishi is the judge.
Closes: September 10.
Cost: Free.
Send entries to Ginyu Press, 3-16-11 Tsurusenishi, Fujimi, Saitama 354-0026, Japan. Tel & fax: 81-49-252-9823 or email haikubanya@mub.biglobe.ne.jp (also use this address for any further information).

2009 PENUMBRA POETRY & HAIKU CONTEST

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCT. 1, 2009

Categories: No limit on entries in either or both categories. All skill levels welcome.
Poetry up to 50 lines, any style or subject; line length may be edited to fit chapbook publication format

3-line haiku (need not conform to strict syllable count)

Contest does not accept simultaneous submissions or work previously published or having received awards in other competitions.

Prizes: Poetry $200, $60, $40; haiku, $100, $40, $20.
Top four winners in each category are published in the annual contest chapbook and mailed a complimentary copy. Selected finalists may also be published.


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May 26, 2009

2010 Haiku Chapbook Competition - Turtle Light Press

Turtle Light Press, a publisher of fine art, books and notecards, invites submissions to its second bi-annual Haiku Chapbook Competition. The winning manuscript will be announced in February 2010. The author will be awarded 10 free copies plus a contract for 10 percent royalties on the sale of other copies of the chapbook.

In general, we are open to both traditional and modern-style haiku but have a particular fondness for haiku that deal with both people and nature. The competition is open to published and unpublished writers. Rick Black, the founder of the press and an award-winning haiku poet, will be the primary judge of the contest in consultation with other poets.

Once a winner is announced, the winner will work with our production team on various aspects of the chapbook design and the use of images to complement the poems. An introduction or preface might be possible depending on the page length of the winning manuscript, layout and paper choice. TLP reserves the right to make all final decisions with regard to titling the manuscript, page length, design and layout, and the use of images.

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April 30, 2009

13th Annual Mainichi Haiku Contest

The Mainichi Newspapers is inviting participation in the 13th annual Mainichi Haiku Contest. We look forward to receiving original Japanese, English or French entries that will help add a touch of inspiration to the world of haiku.
Judges for the contest are haiku experts Akito Arima, Kiyoko Uda, Akira Ogushi, Akira Omine, Keisyu Ogawa, Yuko Kagiwada, Tota Kaneko, Kobun Kurata, Momoko Kuroda, Toru Haga, Kai Hasegawa, Naoto Hirose. Toru Haga, an internationally renowned expert on comparative literature, will judge international section entries.

The Mainichi Haiku Contest consists of three Sections:

1. General Section (for haiku in Japanese)
2. Children's Section (for haiku composed by those of junior high school age and under)
3. International Section (for haiku composed in English or French)

Applications are easy and can be posted or made over the Internet through the online form provided below. For the blind, applications can also be submitted in Braille.

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April 18, 2009

Friendly Street Poets Inc. Japanese Poetry Competition 2009 -Tanka & Tanka Sequence

Closing Date: Friday 1st. May 2009

Categories: Prizes: 1st 2nd
A - Tanka $100 $50
page of 2 Tanka = 1 entry
B - Tanka Sequence $100 $50
3 - 8 tanka, 1 sequence = 1 entry

Entry Fee: AUS $5.00 per entry
Cheque or money order payable to “Friendly Street Poets”.

Send entries to:
Friendly Street Poets Inc, PO Box 3697, Norwood, 5067.
Please note: entries will only be accepted via this post box.

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April 06, 2009

The 5th Kokako Haiku and Senryu Competition

Closing date: October 31
First Prize
NZ$200

2 Runners-up prizes NZ$50 each

Judge:

Karen Peterson-Butterworth


Send entries to:

The Kokako Haiku Competition
Patricia Prime, co-editor
42 Flanshaw Road
Te Atatu South
Auckland 8
New Zealand

Please make cheques out to Kokako
Overseas entrants may send cash at their own risk

Conditions of entry:

1.Haiku must be previously unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere.
2.Entry fee is NZ$5 for every 3 haiku; for overseas entries, US$1 per haiku.
3.Send two copies of each haiku, or group of haiku, with your name and address on one copy only.
4.Winning haiku and commended entries will be published in Kokako12 (April 2010).
5.Winners will be notified by mail.
6.Any theme is acceptable.

Any queries, email: pprime@ihug.co.nz

===== The Haiku Dreaming Australia Awards =====

Deadline. 1^st July, 2009

Background. Writing haiku that are relevant to, and understood by everybody, everywhere, can lead us from the ‘here and now’ into a Haikuland where we forgo connection to our real world. Haiku Dreaming Australia was formed to encourage Australian poets to locate their haiku where they live, and this competition is part of that effort. [See [3]Homogenous Haiku for amplification.]

The Haiku Dreaming Australia Awards is an international competition for haiku which are relevant in and to Australia.
We are not necessarily looking for haiku about kangaroos, wattle or other things exclusive to Australia. On the other hand please remember we are looking for poems to publish in the Dreaming Collection. Thus those that resonate with Australians might be received more sympathetically than those dealing with moose,
Dolls Festival, The Thames, and snow at Christmas. Haiku already published in [4]The Dreaming Collection are a good guide to what judges will consider relevant.


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March 09, 2009

CASCINA MACONDO ANNOUNCES THE 7th INTERNATIONAL HAIKU POETRY CONTEST IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE

Participants: authors of any nationality and age

Admission: FREE

Sections: individual: single authors - collective: schools and handicap area

Quantity: up to three UNPUBLISHED traditional haikus in Italian (5-7-5 syllables)

Submission: only by filling in the form on line www.cascinamacondo.com
(by registration)

Expiry: 31st May 2009

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March 06, 2009

Shamrock Haiku Journal

The new issue of Shamrock Haiku Journal, the online magazine of the
Irish Haiku Society, is now available at
www.shamrockhaiku.webs.com/currentissue.htm
"This issue focuses on Polish haiku, and, as usual, has a big international haiku section, as
well as a haibun and a book review. Don't miss the results of the
Shamrock Haiku Journal Readers' Choice Award 2008 just announced in
this issue: we have an Irish runner-up this year! And an Australian
winner!"

Congratulations to Graham Nunn, secretary of HaikuOz, who is the Australian winner.

February 21, 2009

Kaji Aso Studio - 21st Annual Haiku Contest

Deadline: April 15, 2009

First Prize: $250 Second Prize: $150 Third Prize: $50
Best Senryu: $50 Elizabeth Searle Lamb Award: $50

The entry fee is $2 per haiku or senryu. There is no limit on the number of
haiku or senryu. Please pay by check payable to Kaji Aso Studio.

Please type, computer print, or neatly write your submissions and mail them to the address below. Don't forget to include your name, address, and if you have one, an email address. Be sure to mark any senryu submissions as such. We're looking into the possibilities of email submissions and paypal payments--more information if and when this becomes available.

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January 27, 2009

The 2nd Kokako International Tanka Competition

Results:

First Place

stopped
by a magpie’s
ochre eye
noticing everything
this first day of spring

Carolyn Eldridge-Alfonzetti (Aus)


Runners Up

your horse up
when mine is down
on our carousel –
puppets of a tired tune
we circle without touching

Beverley George (Aus)


pohutukawa filaments
in the folds of our map –
crimson needles
pointing to
the magnetic north

Richard von Sturmer (NZ)


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January 20, 2009

8th International Haiku Contest - Haiku Calendar Ludbreg 2009

RESULTS OF THE 8th INTERNATIONAL HAIKU CONTEST
HAIKU CALENDAR LUDBREG 2009

REZULTATI 8. MEĐUNARODNOG NATJEČAJA
ZA HAIKU-KALENDAR LUDBREG 2009

The number of 310 haikus written by 106 authors from 21 countries (Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Trinidad & Tobago and United States of America) were received for competition to the 8th international haiku contest Haiku Calendar Ludbreg 2008. Here are the results.


First Prize ($ 100)
Prva nagrada (100 američkih dolara)

1. Enes Kišević, Zagreb; Croatia/Hrvatska ****

woman in the dark
tears lit up her weeping face
for a while

 Second Prize ($ 50)
Druga nagrada (50 američkih dolara)

2. Marc Bonetto, France/Francuska ***

snow over snow
silence
after silence

Third Prize (3 x $20)
Treća nagrada (20 američkih dolara)

3. Silva Trstenjak, Štrigova; Croatia/Hrvatska **

one after another
morning sun lights
candles of ice

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December 21, 2008

Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Competition - Deadline Extended

The deadline of this competition has been extended to January 7, 2009.
Please visit www.vcbf.ca for full submission details.

'moonset CONTEST GUIDELINES: CONTEST V - SPRING/SUMMER 2009

DEADLINE: in hand by 1 FEBRUARY, 2009
FEES: $2.00 US per entry, no limit on entry number
CATEGORIES: A = Haiku, B = Senryu, C = Tanka, D = Haibun, E = Haiga
RULES: open style, no theme, but must be unpublished and original work.

ADJUDICATION/BLIND:
Haiku/Haiga = an'ya, Tanka = Amelia, Haibun = Hortensia, Senryu =Tony.

NOTIFICATIONS: ONLY winners will be notified by MARCH 1 , the results will be published in the Spring/Summer 2009 issue of "moonset LITERARY NEWSPAPER"

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December 01, 2008

Tenth Annual Paper Wasp Jack Stamm Haiku Award

paper wasp invites haiku poets to enter its tenth annual haiku contest. An anthology of the best haiku submitted will be published from the contest. One copy will be provided free to authors of entries selected for publication. Fist Prize is $A100.00, Second Prize is $A50.00 and Third Prize is $A25.00. The contest is open to haiku poets worldwide, has no set theme, welcomes both the modern and traditional forms but it is restricted to the English language and unpublished haiku (including the Internet). Judges are paper wasp editors Jacqui Murray, John Knight and Ross Clark.

An entry fee of A$10.00 (from within Australia), A$12.00 (from New Zealand if paid in banknotes or cheques drawn on an Australian bank in Australia) or US$10.00 in cash (international entries) applies to each sheet of three haiku.

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November 24, 2008

The Irish Haiku Society Haiku Competition 2008 Results

The Irish Haiku Society is proud to announce the results of the first ever IHS International Haiku Competition. 177 haiku by poets from twelve countries (Ireland, UK, Northern Ireland, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, Portugal, Romania and Serbia) were submitted to this year’s competition. Half of the submitted poems were from the island of Ireland. This year’s competition was adjudicated by Anthony Anatoly Kudryavitsky, and it was judged blindly. It had been previously announced that an entrant may win more than one prize, which, actually, happened. The following is the list of prize-winning and highly commended haiku.


1st Prize

John Barlow (UK) receives the first prize of Euro 150 for the following haiku:


mountain stillness
an empty chrysalis
fills with sunlight

2nd Prize

The 2nd Prize of Euro 50 also goes to John Barlow (UK) for the following haiku:


summer morning
every other post
has its crow

3rd Prize

Ernest J Berry (New Zealand) receives the third prize of Euro 30 for the following haiku:


early frost
the fragrance of pine
on fire


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November 04, 2008

'Calico Cat' haiku contest

Note this a blitz contest If you miss out on this one be sure to check back from time to time.

8th Calico Cat bilingual international haiku contest has started November 2, 2008. The Contest is founded, organized, conducted, sponsored, judged, and translated by Origa twice a year. in autumn and spring. Prizes are Origa’s original sumi-e paintings. This is the only international haiku contest in two languages, with valuable prizes yet free for the participants, held entirely by one person. Anyone may participate in this contest by sending up to three haiku on the theme of the new sumi painting "Little squirrel and a Pomegranate". Submit your haiku no later than Tuesday, November 5, before midnight EST. All haiku will be translated in English and Russian both ways, so that everyone can read every haiku! Our previous First prize winners were: Beverley George, Australia; Carlos Fleitas, Uruguay; Shanna Moore, Hawaii; Kirsty Karkow, USA; Valeria Simonova, Italy; Kilmeny Niland, Australia and Petar Tchouhov, Bulgaria (tied); Robert Bauer, USA. Please see all the details, and submit haiku, here: http://origa.livejournal.com/148277.html

November 03, 2008

Results of the Capoliveri International Haiku Competition

The results of the Capoliveri International Haiku Competition (Tuscany, Italy) for 2008 have just been published here: http://www.giorgioweiss.it/node/249

We are proud to announce that Sharon Burrell (Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin), a member of the Irish Haiku Society, was this year's English-language winner and a co-winner of Premio Internazionale, the main prize. The prize is awarded annually for a selection of five haiku.

October 28, 2008

White Lotus Haiku Competition

An annual haiku contest held and conducted by Shadow Poetry.
http://www.shadowpoetry.com/contests/whitelotushaikucompetition.html
 
Deadline: December 31, 2008 (postmarked)
 
Eligibility: Open to all, age 13 and over.
 
Entry Form: http://www.shadowpoetry.com/contests/mailform4.html
 

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RESULTS OF THE 5th INTERNATIONAL KLOSTAR IVANIC CONTEST FOR HAIKU IN ENGLISH

This year, our International haiku contest in English received 306 haiku written by 97 authors from 25 countries: Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Macedonia, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Trinidad and Tobaggo, and The United States of America. Members of the jury were prof. Ruzica Mokos and prof. Vida Pust Skrgulja.

1st Prize

solemn quietness
in a full moon's night -
ticking of a clock
Ivan Ivkovic, Veliko Laole, Serbia


2nd Prize

bouncing merrily
in the playground –
hailstones
Robert Naczas, Poland


3rd Prize

waterfall –
all I want is
to pass water
Ernest J. Berry, Pincton, New Zealand

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VANCOUVER CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL 2009

We are proud to announce that Vancouver, Canada, will celebrate its fourth annual Cherry Blossom Festival during March and April 2009.
 
We invite poets from British Columbia and around the world to submit one unpublished haiku about the cherry blossom in the spirit of international friendship.
 
Selected haiku will become part of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Musically Speaking concert on March 28th, 2009, and be displayed on Vancouver TransLink city buses and SkyTrain cars during March and April.  Other works of merit will be featured on the VCBF web site and at celebrity readings at the festival.
 
Please visit www.vcbf.ca for full submission details.
 
Submissions must be received by December 19th, 2008. 
 
We look forward to receiving your haiku.
 
Respectfully,
 
Linda Poole
VCBF Director
 
Edward Zuk
Haiku Coordinator

October 11, 2008

ukiaHaiku festival - haiku competition

ukiaHaiku festival

haiku wing their way
from distant lands
spring migration


Ukiah is a northern California town whose name, backwards, spells “Haiku.” In 2009 the City of Ukiah will hold its 7th annual haiku contest and festival. The festival encourages local, national, and international submissions of Contemporary Haiku. The website will soon be updated for the 2009 festival.

Website Address: www.ukiahaiku.org
Fee: $3 for 1 haiku, $5 for 3.
Limit: Maximum 3 haiku per person.
Eligibility: age 19 and over.
Submission Guidelines:
EMAIL: ukiahaikufest09@yahoo.com
Follow instructions on website, or:
1) Send a separate email for each haiku to ukiahaiku09@yahoo.com. Send no more than three haiku. In body of email include: a) author's name; b) email address; c) the category
(Contemporary); d) the poem; e) alternate/additional contact information;
2) Send the fee by snail mail to ukiaHaiku festival, POB 865, Ukiah, CA 95482.
SNAIL MAIL:
Go to www.ukiahaiku.org and download the form. Follow instructions on the form.
Deadline: March 13, 2009 (postmark or email date).
Judging: Internationally famous haiku poet Jane Reichhold will judge the Contemporary
Haiku category.
Awards: $100 first place, $50 second place, $25 third place, plus a small booklet of
winning poems and publication in that booklet.
Festival and Awards Ceremony: Sunday April 26, 2009, 2 p.m. Winners are strongly
encouraged to attend the festival to read their poems. (Out-of-towners might consider
visiting the Mendocino Coast before or after the festival. Mendocino is a world-class
tourist destination 1-1/2 hours from Ukiah by car).


September 24, 2008

Kikakuza Haibun Competition

Kikakuza is a group of haikai (linked-verse) poets founded in 2005 in honour of Kikaku (1661~1707), Basho's celebrated disciple. We wish to help revive the tradition of haibun which gradually went out of favour after the Meiji Restoration. For this purpose, we have created a Haibun Contest and invite foreign writers to enter. The contest will
be judged by Nobuyuki Yuasa and Stephen Henry Gill. The results of the contest will be announced in the Kikakuza Bulletin and on its homepage, and awards will be sent directly to the winners. All entries must meet the following conditions.

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September 02, 2008

6th Annual White Lotus Haiku Competition

The 6th Annual White Lotus Haiku Competition (formerly known as the Zen Garden Haiku Contest) is now open for entry! This haiku contest is open to all poets and haijin over the age of 13 and from around the world. Haiku submissions must be unpublished, not under consideration elsewhere, written in the three-line traditional or contemporary form, and be the original work of the poet. Entries are unlimited. Please see the Official Rules for more in depth information.

A new contest will run once per year. Entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2008 to qualify. Winners will be announced on February 1, 2009.

Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00, 2nd Place: $50.00, 3rd Place: $25.00

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August 01, 2008

Bashō Prize

Single Island Press First Annual Bashō Prize for a book-length manuscript of haibun.

Prize $1000 plus publication by Single Island Press, Portsmouth NH.

For the purposes of this contest, a haibun consists of two parts: creative non-fiction prose and at least one haiku. The total word count for the book of haibun is 14,000. Again, for our purposes here, a book of haibun is a travelogue, a story of a real journey to a real place (see next paragraph for further suggestions and qualifications).

A definition of the type of prose we are looking for is given in the “Introduction” to Bashō’s Narrow Road: Spring and Autumn Passages (Stone Bridge Press, 1996), by Hiroaki Sato. This edition is invaluable for the student of this important text. The reader of this edition will quickly see that Bashō’s “reality” was a combination of experiences, including those of literary and other traditions. In addition to Bashō’s use of tradition, there’s his broader understanding of humanity insofar as we can retrieve it; here Chuang Tzu plays a major role (see various pages on this website).

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July 30, 2008

INTERNATIONAL HAIKU CONTEST - "ONE THOUSAND CRANES", ROMANIA 2008

The International Art Partnership (IAP) is an international project which promotes the Japanese art of paper folding known as origami.

At the initiative of its founders, Aleksandr and Larisa Levashov from Russia, the International Festival "Origami Peace Tree" (OPT, http://www.peacetree.info/main.php) has taken place in different countries since 2000. Romania will be the host of this autumn edition. On this occasion, the organizers ("Miron Costin" Highschool, Iasi, Romania) have also decided to launch an international haiku contest.

Entitled "One Thousand Cranes", this competition wants to be a bridge between haiku and origami. The title of the contest reminds both of the famous legend of the Japanese people (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand_origami_cranes) and of the moving story of the Japanese girl Sadako Sasaki
(http://www.sadako.org/sadakostory.htm). Her trust and endeavour as well as "the origami tree" are an urge to respect life in all its circumstances. That is why, we considered that such a contest could contribute to the amplification of the impact of OPT festival also by means of poetry.

We invite you to participate both in the haiku contest and, with origami models, in the OPT Festival Romania 2008
(http://www.peacetree.info/romania2008.php).


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July 29, 2008

HAIKU COMPETITION FOR UNDER 18s

The annual Melbourne Poets Union International Poetry Competition, 2008 is now open. This year, we have two awards for those in the under 18 age group: one for free format poems on the theme of ‘Diversity’ and one for haiku. Each award has a prize of $100.

We encourage parents, teachers and community members to alert young people to this opportunity. The entry fee is three 50 cent Australian postal stamps, or the equivalent of AU$1.50 for overseas entries. Further information and printable entry form via this link to the MPU website: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~mpuinc/MPU/Competitions.html

Lorin Ford will be judging the haiku competition. Whilst haiku written in the 5-7-5 syllable pattern are acceptable, this pattern is no longer the contemporary norm. She’ll be looking for ‘unpadded’ haiku which employ fresh imagery, ‘showing, not telling’ and rhythmical flow.

Lorin’s recently released haiku book, ‘a wattle seedpod’, is available through publisher, Post Pressed, http://www.postpressed.com.au/ or contact Lorin at lorinmford@bigpond.com

July 03, 2008

City of Perth Haiku Competition Guidelines:

Haiku and Senryu will be accepted.

• Entries must be previously unpublished, nor entered in our
previous Haiku competitions.

• Entries are limited to 5 per entrant and must all be on one A4
paper. The name of the poet must be included at the bottom of
this page.

• A separate sheet must have name and contact details.

• The contact sheet must also list the first line of each poem.

• Font size to be at least 22pt.

• Any font style is acceptable.

• Entries will be judged purely on the text.

• Any pictures or decorations must fit on the page with the Haiku.

Entries OPEN on Monday 21 July , and CLOSE at 6pm Thursday
7 August.

Entries will not be accepted outside these dates.

Submit entries marked “ HAIKU 2008 ” :

Deliver… to the City of Perth Library, 573 Hay St Perth

Post … GPO Box C120 Perth 6839

Email … library.perth@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

Emailed poems must be sent as a word document attachment

Prizes : 1st - $ 75, 2nd - $ 50, 3rd - $40

Winners will be listed in the Library on Monday 1 September andon Library’s web page .

Entries will be displayed on the Poetry Wall in the Library Monday 1 September - Saturday 13 September 2008

Haiku will not be returned unless accompanied with a stamped, self - addressed envelope

June 16, 2008

Mainichi Daily News Haiku Contest

Mainichi Daily News Haiku Contest

Deadline: August 31, 2008.
Limit of 2 haiku in the international section. Books, etc as prizes.
section. Please note the copyright restrictions. Winners announced
Cost: Free.
Submissions via the website.
Info: http://books.mainichi.co.jp/HaikuContest/english.html

Katikati Haiku Contest

Katikati Haiku Contest

Deadline: In hand August 30, 2008.
Cash prizes totalling $NZ80 in the senior section; $NZ55 in the junior. Proceeds to the Katikati Haiku Pathway project. Send 2 copies of each poem with 1 copy only including your name & contact details (if entering in the junior section also includeyour age). For results send ssae or include e-mail address. Results will be announced during Katikati's Mural Festival (September 29-October 4) and published in Bravado literary journal.

Cost: 18 & over: $NZ5 for 3 haiku or $NZ2 perhaiku; or $US5 for 3 haiku or $US2 perhaiku. 17 & under: $NZ1 for up to 2 haiku or $US1 for up to 2 haiku.
Send entries to: Katikati Haiku Contest, PO Box 183, Katikati. No e-mail entries.

June 07, 2008

Ludbreg 2009 International Haiku Contest

HAIKU CALENDAR LUDBREG 2009

Deadline
September 17, 2008

Regulations
- The contest is open to the public
- Entries (up to 3 haikus in english) must be original, unpublished and not currently submitted elsewhere
- Send only one copy and print your name, age, occupation and address
- No entries will be returned, so keep a copy

Entry fee
No entry fee this year!

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June 01, 2008

Haiku Competition Results

FreeXpresSion 2008

2008 is the first year that the writing magazine, FreeXpresSion, now fifteen years old, has included a Haiku Section in its annual competition. Nathalie Buckland judged the entries anonymously.
The winner was Dawn Bruce,

the last page
of a loved book …
autumn rain

Dawn Bruce NSW


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May 05, 2008

The Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition 2008

The Competition Prizes

The IHS International Haiku Competition offers prizes of Euro 150, Euro 50 and Euro 30 for unpublished haiku/senryu in English.

In addition there will be up to seven Highly Commended haiku/senryu.
Entrants may win more than one prize.

Deadline:

All the entries shall be postmarked by September 30th 2008. Overseas (non-EU) entries mailed in the month up to and including this closing date must be sent by airmail.

Address for entries:

Administrator,
The IHS International Haiku Competition 2008
75 Willow Park Grove
Glasnevin
Dublin 11
Ireland

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May 03, 2008

9th Annual Paper Wasp Jack Stamm Haiku Award - Results

First prize was awarded to Jan O'Loughlin for her haiku:

hawk in flight
recycling the wind
into himself

Second prize was awarded to Sharon Dean for her haiku:

coastal cafe
she suckles in the shade
of mum's cowboy hat

Third prize was awarded to Helen Davison for her haiku:

spring again
birth-marks
on the snow gums

Haiku selected for the anthology will be announced soon.

April 25, 2008

Harold G. Henderson Awards

The Annual Harold G. Henderson Awards for best unpublished haiku
These awards were originally made possible by Mrs. Harold G. Henderson in memory of Harold G. Henderson, cofounder the Haiku Society of America.

Deadline: Inhand by July 31, 2008. Entries received after that date will not be accepted.

Eligibility: The contest is open to the public. HSA officers who are members of the executive committee are not eligible, but regional coordinators may enter.

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April 09, 2008

True Vine Press - Chapbook Competition

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS-HAIKU MINI CHAPBOOK

Theme: Autumn kigo haiku

Amount: Must be 8 poems. Any submissions with more or less poems will be discarded.

How: Submit 2 copies on typed or Word document (8/1/2 x 11) paper. One copy with manuscript title, author's name, address, and email address in upper right corner; one copy with the poems only. No SASE needed. Please try to include all information on one sheet! If poems have been previously published, please include the proper publication credits.

Deadline: July 4th, 2008

Entry Fee: None.

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March 29, 2008

Friendly Street Poets Inc. Japanese Poetry Competition

Friendly Street Poets Inc are running a Japanese Poetry Contest. The haiku section is restricted to residents of South Australia, but the haibun and haiku sequence sections are open to all. Closing date is May 6th 2008. For further details and an entry form visit http://friendlystreetpoets.org.au

February 08, 2008

The Kokako Tanka Competition

The Kokako Tanka Competition is open to all!
Closing date: December 31st, 2008

First Prize - NZ$250
2 Runners-up prizes of NZ$100 each

Judge:
Tony Beyer

Send entries to:

The Kokako Tanka Competition,
Patricia Prime, co-editor
42 Flanshaw Road
Te Atatu South
Auckland 8
New Zealand

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January 16, 2008

The Betty Drevniok Award 2008

Haiku Canada established this competition in memory of Betty Drevniok, Past President of the society. With the exception of members of the executive of Haiku Canada, the contest is open to everyone, including Regional Coordinators of HC.

• Haiku must be unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere.

• A flat fee of $5 Cdn (in Canada) or $5 US (for entries outside Canada) for up to 3 haiku is payable to “Haiku Canada”. Note: 3 haiku, not more.

• Submit each haiku in duplicate, typed or neatly printed on 3X5 cards; for each haiku, one card must include the author’s name, address and telephone number in the upper corner, while the other one must contain no identifying marks.

• Postmark Deadline: February 14, 2008. Note this change.

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New Zealand Poetry Society's 2008 International Verse and Haiku Competition

This year the haiku section of the New Zealand Poetry Society's International Poetry Competition is being judged by Sandra Simpson, the only southern hemisphere writer of haiku to be featured in A New Resonance 5 (Red Moon Press). More information and entry forms are available on our website at www.poetrysociety.org.nz

January 13, 2008

Kaji Aso Studio 20th Annual Haiku Contest

Kaji Aso Studio
20th Annual Haiku Contest

Deadline: April 15, 2008

First Prize: $250 Second Prize: $150 Third Prize: $50
Best Senryu: $50 Elizabeth Searle Lamb Award: $50

The entry fee is $2 per haiku or senryu. There is no limit on the number of haiku or senryu. Please pay by check payable to Kaji Aso Studio.

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December 31, 2007

moonset CONTEST ll

http://moonsetnewspaper.blogspot.com/2007/11/moonset-competition-contest-ll.html

DEADLINE: in hand by March 1, 2008
FEES: $2.00 US per entry, no limit on entry number
CATEGORIES: A = Haiku, B = Senryu, C = Tanka, D = Renku, E = Haibun, F =
Haiga
RULES: open style, no theme, but must be unpublished and original work.

ADJUDICATION/BLIND:
Haiku/Tanka/Haiga = an'ya, Haibun = Hortensia, Senryu =Ernest, Renku = John.

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Wisteria Haiku Contest

The 3rd Annual Haiku Contest Sponsored by Wisteria: A Journal of Haiku, Senryu & Tanka.

Deadline: From November 1, 2007 to February 14, 2008.
Winners will be published in the April 2008 issue.
Full details at: http://pinewoodhaiku.blogspot.com

November 01, 2007

Pinewood Annual Haiku Contest

2008 Pinewood Haiku Contest

1ST PLACE-- $ 100.00 CASH
2ND PLACE-- $ 50.00 CASH
3RD PLACE-- $ 25.00 CASH

Winners will be published in the April 2008 issue of Wisteria.

ENTRY FEE: $ 2.00-- PER POEM / OR 3 POEMS FOR $5.00


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October 21, 2007

The 2008 Anita Sadler Weiss Memorial Haiku Awards

The 2008 Anita Sadler Weiss Memorial Haiku Awards, sponsored by the Haiku Poets of Central Maryland, will mark the fourth annual competition dedicated to the memory of Baltimore-based haiku poet and teacher Anita Sadler Weiss.

Deadline: IN-HAND by JANUARY 31, 2008.
Sponsor: The Haiku Poets of Central Maryland.
Eligibility: Open to the public, aged 14 and up. (Only the contest coordinators are prohibited from entering.)
Awards: Total of $300.00 in prize money: First Place, $175.00; Second Place, $75.00; Third Place, $50.00. Five ranked Honorable Mentions will also be awarded.

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September 23, 2007

Results of 4th Klostar Ivanic Haiku Contest in English - 2007

This year, in our International haiku contest in English, in Klostar Ivanic, Croatia, we received 459 haiku written by 147 authors from 30 countries. Thank you for your contributions, join us again. Closing date on our next contest is June 30, 2008. Judges: prof. Ruzica Mokos and prof. Vida Pust Skrgulja.

1st Prize
waking up
the view from my window
still the same
Mateusz Sionkowski, Torun, Poland (16)

2nd Prize
between steel bars
of the unfinished building
a spider's web
Santiago M. Pacquing Jr., Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines (40)

3rd Prize
in a Japanese book
from far far far away
a long black hair
David Cobb, Shalford, England (8o)


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September 14, 2007

Robert Frost Haiku Contest

2008 English-Language Haiku Contest

Sponsor: The 14th Key West Robert Frost Poetry Festival (annual event)

Deadline: Postmark on or before March 24, 2008.

Prizes: 1st Place $100, 2nd Place $50, 3rd Place $25, and Honorable Mentions.

Judge: Editors from Modern Haiku Press.

Submissions: Previously unpublished, must contain a seasonal or nature image, 3-line format of up to 17 or fewer syllables. Two copies, typed or neatly written, with your name, address, phone and/or email on one copy only. For further information, visit robertfrostpoetryfestival.org

Entry fee: $10 for each 3 haiku. Make checks payable to “Robert Frost Poetry Festival.”

Send entries to: Robert Frost Haiku Contest, Heritage House, 410 Caroline Street, Key West, FL 33040 USA

June 07, 2007

Matsuo Basho Poetry Offerings

English Haiku wanted

The Deadline: Tuesday July 31st, 2007

What we are looking for:

We are looking for Haiku written in English that are original submissions or are unpublished work for our Haiku competition to be held during the Basho festival on October 12th.
(Double submissions or work previously published under a different name may not be used in the competition).

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May 06, 2007

Video Haiku

Details of the 1st Video haiku Competition are now online at: http://www.videohaiku.eu/

Eighth International Jack Stamm Haiku Award - Results

The results of the Eighth Jack Stamm competition up on the Paper Wasp site, at:

http://members.optusnet.com.au/paperwasp/selections.html

You can also get to a list of selected haiku from 2006 (and earlier) issues of Paper Wasp from this same page.

April 16, 2007

RESULTS FROM 2007 ANITA SADLER WEISS MEMORIAL HAIKU AWARDS

2007 ANITA SADLER WEISS MEMORIAL HAIKU AWARDS
Sponsored by the Haiku Poets of Central Maryland
Judge: Billie Wilson, Juneau, Alaska


FIRST PLACE

summer dawn
the bones of the bonfire
charred black
~Kate Bosek-Sill, Rochester, NY

A new day is dawning, and the remains of this fire remind us that yesterday is gone forever—as fully consumed as the wood (the “bones”) of that bonfire. There is a nice edge of wondering why the fire was built. The use of “bones” is not only intriguing within the haiku, but within the context of etymology, since “bonfire” comes from the medieval “bone-fire.” This is an excellent poem to be read aloud. The inner play of the long “o” sound of “bones” with the short “o” in “bonfire—the near-rhyme of “dawn” and bonfire”—and the alliteration of “b” words in the second and third lines—add layers of pleasing sound.


SECOND PLACE

whaling station—
the weight of rust
on the snowline
~Ron Moss, Tasmania, Australia

An unusual topic. The freshness of the material is appealing, and the juxtaposition is compelling. Even in abandonment, the very existence of this station “weighs” heavily against human history. The damage done is powerfully captured in understatement: that feather-light rust is like blood against the snow.


THIRD PLACE

in my pocket
a small stone
from the top of the mountain
~Karen Sohne, Toronto, ON, Canada

The use of a pivot line showcases the tiny stone that symbolizes the conquering of a mountain. And within that symbol is a gift of encouragement regarding any mountain that might seem to be blocking our path.

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November 19, 2006

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2007

VANCOUVER CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL 2007

We are delighted to announce that the second annual Cherry Blossom Festival will take place in Vancouver, Canada, during March and April 2007.

We invite poets from around the world to submit one unpublished haiku inspired by the beauty of the cherry tree. Submissions must be received by January 11, 2007.

Top selected haiku will become part of a permanent stone Haiku Memorial at Burrard SkyTrain Station in downtown Vancouver under the cherry tree planted in 2006 to commemorate the inaugural festival. The Haiku Memorial will be unveiled at the festival's opening mid March and selected haiku will also be displayed on TransLink city buses and SkyTrain cars for a period of two months.

In addition, top selected haiku will win free copies of "Haiku Journey," a new computer game from Hot Lava Games that features 540 English-language haiku by 45 poets around the world, selected by Michael Dylan Welch.

Other works of merit will be published on the VCBF Website and featured at readings throughout the festival.
You may find submission details at http://www.vcbf.ca/ by following the link to haiku.

November 15, 2006

The 8th Annual Suruga Baika Literary Festival - Call for Haiku

Three haiku from each writer. Additional haiku may be submitted but must be sent separately with required information and entry fee (if required). Prizes will be awarded as follows-

Prize of Excellence- Baika Literary Prize
Senior Division (college age and up):
Two winners will receive the Baika Literary Prize Certificate,commemorative goods and copy of the published book containing all winning haiku.

Junior Division:
Two prizes- same as above.

In addition, Awards of Merit will be given to ten people in each category. Each person will receive a certificate of merit as well as memorial goods.

HOW TO SUBMIT
Send all previously unpublished Haiku to Daichuji Temple. (Limit 3 Haiku per person)
We will accept entries only through Internet till December 15.
(Entry from only foreign countries)

Send by e-mail to:
E-Mail : baika@daichuji.com
URL : http://www.daichuji.com/

Send by fax to:
International entries-81-55-925-8778
Domestic entries- 055-925-8778

By mail to:
Daichuji Temple Baika Office
457 Naka-Sawada Numazu-shi, Shizuoka-ken
JAPAN 410-0006


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Pinewood Annual Haiku Contest

2007 Pinewood Haiku Contest

1ST PLACE-- $ 100.00 CASH
2ND PLACE-- $ 50.00 CASH
3RD PLACE-- $ 25.00 CASH

Winners will be published in the April 2007 issue of Wisteria.

ENTRY FEE: $ 2.00-- PER POEM / OR 3 POEMS FOR $5.00

MAXIMUM OF 3 POEMS
CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY
NO CHECKS ACCEPTED!

Money Orders should be made payable to: T.A. Thompson

TOPIC: Any

FORM: Contemporary English-language haiku
with no rules as to syllable or line count.

DEADLINE: February 14th, 2007-- received.
Accepting entries from November 1st to February 14th

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Robert Spiess Memorial 2007 Haiku Award Competition

Modern Haiku is pleased to announce the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award Competition for 2007. This is the fifth annual competition to honor the life and work of Bob Spiess.

Theme: Haiku are to be written in the spirit of the following "Speculation" (Robert Spiess, A Year’s Speculations on Haiku, Modern Haiku Press, 1995):

If a haiku is to have life it must have rhythm or flow — for whatever life is, there is rhythm. Needless to say, this rhythm will seldom be a regular meter, but will be a rhythm or flow that is natural to the entities of the haiku and their particular relation. When the rhythm is proper to the haiku it simply will be felt in an aesthetic mode of "rightness."

Deadline: In hand no later than March 13, 2007.

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October 29, 2006

Eighth Annual Paper Wasp Jack Stamm Haiku Award

paper wasp invites haiku poets to enter its eighth annual haiku contest. An anthology of the best haiku submitted will be published from the contest. One copy will be provided free to authors of entries selected for publication. First Prize is $A100.00, Second Prize is $A50.00 and Third Prize is $A25.00. The contest is open to haiku poets worldwide, has no set theme, welcomes both the modern and traditional forms but it is restricted to the English language and unpublished haiku (including the Internet). Judges are paper wasp editors Jacqui Murray, Janice M. Bostok, John Knight and Ross Clark.

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September 16, 2006

2006 James W Hackett International Haiku Award

Entry procedure for the 2006 James W Hackett International Haiku Award

Haiku must be original, in English, not previously published nor under consideration for publication or entered in any other competition.

Deadline: in hand by 30 November 2006.

Award: Two winning haiku will be chosen, each by a separate adjudicator (see below).
The winning authors will each receive a prize of £70 and …
One year’s free subscription to The British Haiku Society.
Winning and commended haiku will be published in Volume 17 no. 2 of Blithe Spirit
and here on the BHS website

Apart from publication connected with competition results, copyright is retained by the authors.

Each haiku must be printed or typed onto three separate 5 x 3 in (125 x 75 mm) sheets or cards. Entrant's name and address to be on the back of only one sheet/card in each set of three.

Submissions to be sent by post to Hackett Award, Newton House, Holt Rd, North Elmham, Norfolk NR20 5JQ, UK.

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September 07, 2006

2007 ROBERT FROST POETRY FESTIVAL and CONTESTS

2007 ROBERT FROST POETRY FESTIVAL and CONTESTS

The 13th Annual Robert Frost Poetry Festival will be held April 11 - 15th, 2007. The festival, set in the Heritage House Garden, Robert Frost Cottage, and at other select venues in Key West, again will feature poetry and haiku workshops, poetry and haiku readings, an art, poetry & film event, poetry on the water, and international Poetry and Haiku Contests. Featured poets are Dr. Michael Wyndham Thomas, Birmingham, England, Barry George, Charles Trumbull, Editor of Modern Haiku, and Key West novelist and poet Rosalind Brackenbury. For information, registration, and contest details, write to The RFPF, 410 Caroline Street, Key West, Florida 33040, USA, or visit robertfrostpoetryfestival.org or www.heritagehousemuseum.org.

2007 English-Language Haiku Contest

Sponsor: The 13th Robert Frost Poetry Festival (annual event), Key West, FL

Deadline: Postmark on or before March 20, 2007.

Prizes: 1st Place $75, 2nd Place $50, 3rd Place $25, and Honorable Mentions.

Judge: Charles Trumbull, Editor of Modern Haiku.

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August 06, 2006

Yelow Moon haiku - Seed Pearls Competition

Yellow Moon Seed Pearls 20 2006
Closing August 31 2006

Categories : Prize Money
A - Prose: a haiku journey (haibun) max 600 words $100 $45
B – Haiku: (page of 3 = 1 entry) $100 $45
C – Tanka: (page of 2 = 1 entry) $100 $45
D – Tanka Sequence: 5 tanka on a related theme $100 $45 NEW
E – Poem: to 28 lines free verse or rhymed.Theme:Nature $100 $45
AUS $5 each entry. Or $10 for three entries. Overseas entrants may send equiv in US dollars at own risk. No foreign cheques. Or send 3 IRCs per entry or 6 IRCs for three entries (plus 1 IRC with SAE for results) Seed Pearls is the only Yellow Moon comp open internationally – now open all categories.
1st and second placed poets each receive a complimentary copy of Yellow Moon 20 magazine in addition to their monetary prize.
Winning and commended poets receive certificates and publication in Yellow Moon 20 magazine.
Download entry forms from www.yellowmoon.info or write with long SSAE to:
Beverley George – Yellow Moon PO Box 37 Pearl Beach NSW 2256

June 18, 2006

Kokako Tanka Competition

The Kokako Tanka Competition

Open to all!

Closing date: 31st December, 2006

First Prize
NZ$250

2 Runners-up prizes of NZ$100 each

Judge:
Owen Bullock

Send entries to:

The Kokako Tanka Competition,
Patricia Prime, co-editor
42 Flanshaw Road
Te Atatu South
Auckland 8
New Zealand

Please make cheques out to Kokako
Overseas entrants may send cash at their own risk


Conditions of entry

1. Tanka must be previously unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere.
2. Entry fee is NZ$2 per tanka or 3 for NZ$5; for overseas entries, US$1 per tanka, or 4 for US$3
3. Send two copies of each tanka, or group of tanka, with your name and address on one copy only.
4. Winning tanka and commended entries will be published in Kokako 6 (April, 2007).
5. Winners will be notified by mail.
6. Any theme is acceptable.

Any queries, email: pprime@ihug.co.nz

June 12, 2006

The 3rd International Haiku Contest Klostar Ivanic 2006

The Third International Haiku Contest
Klostar Ivanic 2006, Croatia
organized by Tourist Community of Klostar Ivanic
and 'Three Rivers' , Haiku Association, Ivanic Grad

Haiku in English only.
Deadline: In hand – June 30, 2006
Free of charge.
Open to all – contestants must be 12 years of age or older.
Send only unpublished haiku.
Theme: any theme is welcome, but remember Nature and man as a part of it
Haiku may be sent by e-mail or by post.
Please send five haiku with your name, address, telephone number, profession, age.
Results will be on the Internet in October, 2006.
Judges: Vladimir Devidé, Ruzica Mokos and Vida Pust Skrgulja

Prizes:
First Prize:USD 80,00
Second Prize: USD 60,00
Third Prize:USD 50,00
and Commendments

Postal address:
Turisticka zajednica Kloštar Ivanic
FOR THE HAIKU CONTEST
Trg Sv. Ivana 1
10312 Kloštar Ivanic, Croatia

e-mail: djurdjica.vukelic-rozic@zg.t-com.hr

with 'for the contest' in the subject line

May 18, 2006

10th Annual Mainichi Contest

Deadline August 30 2006
Two haiku maximum, original, unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere.
No entry fee.
Use online form http://mainichi-shuppan.com/taisyou/index-e.html

April 30, 2006

Yellow Moon Seed Pearls 20 2006

Closing August 31 2006 Yellow Moon Seed Pearls 20

Categories : Prize Money
A - Prose: a haiku journey (haibun) max 600 words $100 $45
B – Haiku: (page of 3 = 1 entry) $100 $45
C – Tanka: (page of 2 = 1 entry) $100 $45
D – Tanka Sequence: 5 tanka on a related theme $100 $45 NEW
E – Poem: to 28 lines free verse or rhymed.Theme:Nature $100 $45
AUS $5 each entry. Or $10 for three entries. Overseas entrants may send equiv in US dollars at own risk. No foreign cheques. Or send 3 IRCs per entry or 6 IRCs for three entries (plus 1 IRC with SAE for results) Seed Pearls is the only Yellow Moon comp open internationally – now open all categories.
1st and second placed poets each receive a complimentary copy of Yellow Moon 20 magazine in addition to their monetary prize.
Winning and commended poets receive certificates and publication in Yellow Moon 20 magazine.
Download entry forms from www.yellowmoon.info or write with long SSAE to:
Beverley George – Yellow Moon PO Box 37 Pearl Beach NSW 2256