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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.  

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Bulgarian Cherry Blossom Haiku Contest

Limit 3 unpublished haiku in English or Bulgarian on the theme of cherry blossom. Winners announced on May 25 and published in Cultural News online (website in Bulgarian).
Deadline: March 25, 2017.
Cost: Free.
Send haiku with your name, e-mail and postal address in the body of an e-mail.

 

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.

 

White Stork Haiku Contest

Limit one 3-line haiku (unpublished, not submitted elsewhere). Winner will receive a plaque and all prizewinners will receive the White Stork collection. Results will be posted to the Three Rivers Haiku Association website in May and a prizegiving held on August 24, White Stork Day in Croatia.
Deadline: March 31, 2017.
Cost: Free.
Email entries to Đurđa Vukelić Rožić, putting your haiku, name and address in the body of the email.

 

Annual Hortensia Anderson Memorial Haiku/Senryu Awards

Limit 10 haiku. Winning poems will be published in cattails.
Deadline: April 15, 2017.
Cost: Free.
Full details: website.

 

Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Contest

For haiku and senryu. Cash prizes $US525 (haiku) and $US75 (senryu). Winners posted to the website in June, 2017
Deadline: April 15, 2017. postmarked.
Cost: $US2/ poem. PayPal/email entry is now also available.
Full details: website.

 

ОРГАНИЗАЦИОНИ ОДБОР ОЏАЧКОГ ХАИКУ ФЕСТИВАЛА ОЏАЦИ 2017.

 

расписује   КОНКУРС

 

за најбоље необјављене песме и циклус године

۩ Радови се шаљу у три примерка потписана шифром

۩ Решење шифре доставља се у засебној коверти

 

۩ Број радова је ограничен на пет хаику песама и један циклус

Посебно скрећемо пажњу да је важно да се један аутор појави искључиво под једном шифром.

 

Конкурс је отворен

од 25. марта до 05. маја 2017. године

 

Адреса за пријем радова:  

 Народна библиотека" Бранко Радичевић"

 Жељезничка 30                               

25250 Оџаци                 

 

Time of Singing Contest

For haiku, senryu and tanka, limit 6 poems. Cash prizes totalling $US80.
Deadline: May 15, 2017.
Cost: $US4/poem, PayPal available.
Full details: website.

 

Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest

Cash prizes totalling $US175 for haiku in 5-7-5. Each haiku must use one kigo (season word) from the contest list.  Haiku with more than 1 listed kigo, or that do not use a listed kigo will be disqualified.
Deadline: May 31, 2017.
Cost: $US7/page of 3 haiku (or $US8 if using PayPal).
Full details: website.

 

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational

On the theme of “freedom” to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Winners published in various places, including newspapers and the Haiku Canada newsletter, printed in a chapbook hand folded and bound by Leaf Press and on the VCBF website. Top poems will receive celebrity readings and be featured in creative ways during the 2017 festival.
Deadline: June 1, 2017.
Cost: Free.
Full details: website.

 

Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Award

Cash prizes totalling $US275, plus copies of Peggy’s books. Limit 5 haiku. Results announced July 31, 2017
Deadline: June 1, 2017.
Cost: Free.
Full details: website.

 

Yamadera Bashō Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest

Limit 2 entries. One grand prize and two distinguished work prizes in each division (Division 4 is for non-Japanese entrants). Winners announced mid-July 2017 and posted to the website.
Deadline: June 3, 2017.
Cost: Free.
Full details: website (see item 7 for the email address).

 

Pumpkin Festival Haiku Contest

Limit 3 haiku on the theme “pumpkin/gourd” (not necessarily mentioned in the haiku). Poets from the area of ex-Yugoslavia are welcome to send haiku in their language; it will be translated into English and judged in the international section. Results announced at the Ivanic Grad Pumpkin Festival in October 2017 and published in Iris haiku journal.
Deadline: June 30, 2017.
Cost: Free.
Send entries by email to Đurđa Vukelić Rožić  with the subject line “Pumpkin”.

 

 

 

 

 

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