Submit to Contests
This section contains links to information about contests. We hope the links are useful and informative. Links to contests other than those sponsored by the Haiku Society of America do not imply an endorsement by the HSA.
Deadline: January 31, 2005 (Postmarked)
Languages: English, Italian, Japanese, Russian.
Deadline: March 1, 2004
The Washington Poets Association has added a haiku contest to its annual Poetry Contest for 2004. The Francine Porad Award for haiku, which will promote the art of haiku writing, honors a leading figure in Northwest haiku. The contest was named to honor painter and haiku writer Francine Porad. She's the former President of the Haiku Society of America and editor for eight years of BRUSSELS SPROUT, an international journal of haiku and art. There are nineteen collections of her published haiku, with haiku in current issues of publications in the U.S., Canada, England, Croatia, Australia, Romania and Japan. She lives in Washington state.
Prizes: Cash prizes totaling $200 will be paid for first, second and third place haiku..
Adjudication: Our 2004 judge will be Michael Dylan Welch. He has been writing haiku since 1976. Originally from England, he now lives in the Seattle area. He's editor and publisher of Press Here haiku books and of "Tundra: The Journal of the Short Poem." He co-founded the Haiku North America haiku conference, and in 1996 he co-founded the American Haiku Archives at the California State Library in Sacramento, Calif.
Additional Information: For more information or to have an entry form mailed to you, contact John Burgess, 9716 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103 or WPAeditor@comcast.net.
The Yuki Teikei Haiku Society would like to announce the annual Kiyoshi Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest for 2004. Selected English language haiku will be judged by an eminent haiku expert in Japan. The haiku must be written in 17 syllables, in 5-7-5 pattern. Each haiku must use one kigo (season word) from the contest list. Haiku with more that one recognized kigo, or that do not use a listed kigo will be disqualified. The top three winning haiku will receive cash prizes. The in-hand deadline is May 31, 2004.
Entry Fee: $7.00 per page of three haiku. No limit on entries. Entries will not be returned.
Any further questions, please contact Contest Coordinator, Alison Woolpert, at firstname.lastname@example.org or send her an SASE at 235 Sunset Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.
Sponsored by The Palomar Branch
National League of American Pen Women
All proceeds generated from this contest provide a scholarship for a deserving student entering college.
Adjudication: Yvonne M. Hardenbrook
Contest is open to the public.
Prizes: $100. $50. $25. Honorable Mentions. Winners will be notified by mail and their poems published in a chapbook. All rights revert to authors after publication.
Deadline: March 1, 2005.
Haiku must be unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere. Any style of haiku is acceptable; syllable count can be less than 17.
Submit two copies of each haiku, typed or printed in English, on a 3" x 5" (75mm x 125mm) card or similar sized paper. On ONE copy, print name, address, phone number and e-mail. One haiku per card, but any number of haiku may be entered.
Entry fee: Two haiku for $5.00. Checks or money orders (US funds only) payable to NLAPW.
For list of winners, send a business-sized SASE or a SAE with an IRC.
Mail to: NLAPW Contest, 12063 Lomica Drive, San Diego, CA 92128, USA.