The 2005 Anita Sadler Weiss Memorial Haiku Award

The 2005 Anita Sadler Weiss Memorial Haiku Award, sponsored by the Haiku Poets of Central Maryland, marks the inaugural competition of this annual poetry award dedicated to the memory of Baltimore-based haiku poet and teacher Anita Sadler Weiss.

Deadline: Postmarked by December 31, 2004. Entries from outside the U.S. should be sent via airmail only.

Sponsor: The Haiku Poets of Central Maryland.

Eligibility: Open to the public. All haiku poets are invited to enter this competition.

Awards: Total of $500.00 in prize money: First Place, $300.00; Second Place, $125.00; Third Place, $75.00. Five Honorable Mentions will also be awarded.

Submissions: All entries must be the original work of the poet, unpublished, and not under consideration elsewhere.

Entry fee: $1.00 per poem. Poets may enter up to 10 haiku. Entry fee must accompany submission.

Submission Guidelines: Print or type each individual haiku on three separate 3x5 index cards. On the back of ONE CARD ONLY print or type your name, address, and email address (if one is available). Include a No. 10 (business-size) SASE (or SAE plus one IRC, for entries sent from outside the U.S.) for notification. Also enclose your entry fee in U.S. currency or check or money order payable in U.S. dollars. Make checks or money orders payable to "Cathy Walker/Anita Sadler Weiss Award."

Send entries to: Haiku Poets of Central Maryland, c/o Cathy Drinkwater Better (Walker), 613 Okemo Drive, Eldersburg, MD 21784, U.S.A.

Notification/publication: Notification will be made in April 2005, to commemorate Anita Sadler Weiss' birthday (April 6). An attractive leaflet containing the winning poems, along with those poems deemed "highly commended," will be sent to all competition participants as well as to all members of the Haiku Poets of Central Maryland. The winning poems will also be published in The Dragonfly, the newsletter of the Haiku Poets of Central Maryland. All rights remain with the poets.

Adjudication: The name(s) of the judge(s) will be announced after the competition, concurrently with the winning haiku.