miercuri, 30 septembrie 2015


Polish International Haiku Competition

Limit 1 haiku in English, 3-line poems only within the short-long-short pattern. Certificates for the winners. Judge is Agnieszka Żuławska-Umeda with pre-selection by Rafał Zabratyński. Results announced in November.
Closes: October 31.
Cost: Free.
Full details, and an entry form, from the http://polish.international.competition.haiku.pl/guidelines.php

The Heron's Nest Illustration Contest

Submit digital photos and artwork to be considered for the cover, season-theme separators, 'overview' or 'reader choice awards' in the annual, printed anthology (published in April).
Closes: November 15.
Cost: Free.
Full details from the http://www.theheronsnest.com/awards/index.html

Autumn Haiku Contest 

Limit 3 haiku. Apparently open to everyone, not just residents of Washington DC.
Closes: November 21.
Cost: Free.
For full details see the http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/events/haiku-contest2015.html

Blood Donation Haiku Contest

Limit 3 haiku on the theme of 'blood donation'. The results will be announced in February 2016.  On World Blood Donor Day - June 14 - the prizes will be presented in person to those winners able to be present. Selected haiku will be printed in a joint collection in Croatian and English, and the authors will receive a gift from the Croatian Institute for Transfusion Medicine, Zagreb.
Closes: November 30, 2015.
Cost: Free.
Email: blood.donation.haiku@gmail.com (send your haiku in the body of your message and include: author name, address and email address).


Samurai Haibun Competition

The theme is "the strength or power of nature", whatever it may be to you. Entries need not contain a direct kigo. Winning haibun will appear in the January 2016 issue of cattails.
Closes: December 15.
Cost: Free.
Full details from the http://www.unitedhaikuandtankasociety.com/samurai.html

IRIS Little Haiku Contest

Theme: LIGHT
Please send three of your unpublished haiku/senryu
Deadline: December 31, 2015.
E-mail: dvrozic@optinet.hr
Language: ENGLISH
Poets from the area of ex-Yugoslavia are welcomed to send their haiku in their language; it will be translated into English and judged in the international section.
The winners will be advised by an e-mail message, the results will be published in IRIS in 2016 and a copy of the magazine sent to the awarded authors as a gift.


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