Merit Book Awards (for excellence in published haiku, translation, and criticism)

Cash prizes totalling $US650. A list of winners will be published in Frogpond and the HSA website. Books must have been published in 2015 and clearly must contain a printed 2015©. An author or publisher may submit more than one title.
Deadline: March 31, 2016.
Cost: Free.
Full details: website.

 

Mainichi Daily News Haiku Contest

Limit: 2 haiku in the international section. Winners announced in February, 2017 on the Mainichi website and in Mainichi publications.
Deadline: September 1, 2016.
Cost: Free.
Full details: website.  

 

Haiku + Visual Pairing Contest 

Cash prize of $US50 for 3-line haiku paired with a visual image of the poet's choosing. Limit 5 haiku.
Deadline: September 10, 2016.
Cost: Free. 
Full details: website.

 

Irish Haiku Society Competition

Cash prizes totalling €230, plus 7 highly commended awards. Winners announced in January, 2017.
Deadline: November 30, 2016.
Cost: €3/£2.50/$US4/¥500 per haiku; €20/£15/$US25/¥3000 per 7 haiku.
Full details: website.

 

Print Express Haiku Competition 

Limit 1 haiku in 5-7-5 format. The winner will receive £100 in Amazon vouchers.
Deadline: October 31, 2016.
Cost: Free. 
Full details: website.

 

San Francisco International Competition

Sections for haiku, senryu and tanka. Cash prizes totalling $US175 in the haiku contest; $US100 in the other categories. Results announced in January, 2016 and winning poems published in the Haiku Poets of Northern California journal, Mariposa.
Deadline: October 31, 2016.
Cost: $US1/poem.
Full details: website

 

Iris Little Haiku Contest

Limit 3 haiku/senryu on the theme of "pulses" to mark 2016 as the United Nations "International Year of Pulses". Poets from the former Yugoslavia are welcomed to send their haiku in their language. Winners will be advised by e-mail and the results published in IRIS in 2016 with a copy sent to the awarded authors as a gift.
Deadline: December 31, 2016.
Cost: Free.
E-mail entries to Đurđa Rožić with "pulses" in the subject line. 

 

Touchstone Poem Awards

Open to any haiku/senryu published during 2016. A panel of judges (named on the webpage) will bestow a number of awards for poems they believe represent a noteworthy addition to English-language haiku. The winning authors will receive an engraved stone from The Haiku Foundation. Anyone who has had at least 1 haiku/senryu published during 2016 may nominate 2 poems, 1 of which may be their own. Winners announced on April 17, 2017.
Deadline: December 31, 2016.
Cost: Free.
Full details, including an entry form: website.  

 

Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards

For a published collections of poems, or works of scholarship that present a noteworthy contribution to English-language haiku. The award is open to books published in the calendar year 2016.
Deadline: December 31, 2016.
Cost: Free.
Full details: website.

 

Martin Lucas Haiku Award

Cash prizes totalling £200. Winning and commended poems will be published in Presence 57.
Deadline: December 31, 2016.
Cost: £5/ $US8/ €5 for up to 5 haiku and £1/ $US2/ €2 per haiku thereafter. A PayPal option is available.
Full details: website

 

Setouchi Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest

Cash prizes and gifts. Limit 1 haiku per photo. Judge is David McMurray. Results announced in early April, 2017.
Deadline: January 9, 2017.
Cost: Free.
Full details: website, including an online entry form.

 

Griffin-Farlow Haiku Award

Cash prizes totalling $US50. Limit 1 haiku. Winners will be announced in May, 2017.
Deadline: January 20, 2017.
Cost: Free if a member of the North Carolina Poetry Society, otherwise $US8/poem.
Full details: website.  

 

British Haiku Awards

Haiku: Cash prizes totalling £225. Tanka: Cash prizes totalling £225. Winning work will be published in the BHS journal Blithe Spirit in May 2017, and posted to the website as soon as known.
Deadline: January 31, 2017.
Cost: Up to 3 haiku or tanka £5/$US8 and £1/$US1 per haiku/tanka thereafter. Pay via the website. 
Full details: website

 

Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Contest

Cash prizes totalling £360. Twelve haiku will be picked as monthly winners; 40 others will be runners-up. All will be published in the Haiku Calendar 2018. Results announced on March 31, 2017.
Deadline: January 31, 2017.
Cost: £6/$US10 for up to 3 haiku; £12/$US20 up to 10 haiku.
Full details (including advice on seasonal words, how to assign months and to see past winners): website.  

 

Betty Drevniok Award

Cash prizes totalling $C175 with the top 11 haiku distributed with the Haiku Canada Anthology. Limit of 3 haiku per person. Winners will be announced in May, 2017.
Deadline: February 1, 2017.
Cost: Free.
Full details: website

 

Ito En Oi Ocha New Haiku Contest

Results announced in July, 2017. Limit of 6 haiku.
Deadline: February 1, 2017.
Cost: Free.
Full details: website.

 

Golden Triangle Haiku Contest

$US400 gift card for the international winner, plus $US550 in gift cards for local (Maryland, Washington DC) winners. Limit 5 haiku (three-line only).
Deadline: January 9-February 5, 2017.
Cost: Free.
Full details: website.

 

Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards

For excellence in published haiku, translation, and criticism. Cash prizes totalling $US650. A list of winners will be published in Frogpond and the HSA website. Books must have been published in 2016 and clearly must contain a printed 2016©. An author or publisher may submit more than one title.
Closes: In hand by February 15, 2017.
Cost: Free.
Full details: website.

 

Sharpening the Green Pencil Haiku Contest

Limit 1 haiku in the short-long-short pattern (no syllable count required). Results announced April 1, 2017..
Deadline: February 1-28, 2017.
Cost: Free.
Full details: website.

 

Vladimir Devide Haiku Award

Winners receive book prizes. Limit 1 haiku. The winners will be announced at the Asian Conference on Literature in Kobe from March 30-April 2, 2017.
Deadline: March 1, 2017.
Cost: Free.
Full details: website.

 

Wild Plum Haiku Contest

Limit 1 haiku, one-liners welcome. Winners posted to the website by the end of May, 2017.
Deadline: March 1, 2017.
Cost: Free.
Full details: website.

 

Snapshot Press Book Awards

Collections of 60-100 pieces of any genre. Results announced April 30, 2017.
Deadline: March 1, 2017.
Cost: £18 or $US30, may be paid via the website.
Full details: website.

 

Robert Spiess Memorial Award


Cash prizes totalling $US175 and copies of Bob’s books. Limit of 5 haiku on a theme set by one Bob’s “speculations”.  Winning entries will be published in the (northern) summer issue of Modern Haiku and posted on the website by July 1, 2017.
Closes: In hand March 13, 2017 (email entries now accepted, pay online).
Cost: $US1/haiku.
Full details: website.

 

Apokalipsa Haiku Contest

Limit 6 haiku – free-form or 5-7-5. Submissions must in Slovenian or English, the original work of the author, unpublished and not entered for any other competition, and remain unpublished until the results are declared in September 2017.
Deadline: March 15, 2017.
Cost: Free.
Submit: By email with the subject line: ’19th Haiku Contest’. Send your entry in the body of the e-mail, no attachments, including your name, address and phone number.
Or, with the same personal information, post to Kud Apoalipsa, Ulica Lili Novy 25, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.

 

Jane Reichhold International Prize


Cash prizes totalling $US175 for the Jane Reichhold International Prize. Limit 3 haiku. The award will be presented at the April 30, 2017 ukiaHaiku Festival and winners published in a festival booklet.
Deadline: In hand March 17, 2017.
Cost: Free.
Full details: website.

 

Haiku Magazine Contest

Limit of 6 haiku, 5-7-5 format. Results will be published in the (northern) spring/summer issue of Haiku magazine and winners and selected others in an anthology.
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Cost: Free.
Full details: website.

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Haiku NewZ http://www.poetrysociety.org.nz/haikunews for sharing some of this contest information.