Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Contest News

Saša Važić sent the following contest news:

The Haiku Calendar Haiku Competition

Deadline: January 31, 2010.

Awards: £360/US $600 total prize money.

12 haiku will be selected as monthly winners and will be published prominently in The Haiku Calendar 2011. The prize money will be divided equally between the 12 winners. 40 additional haiku will be selected as runners-up and these will also be published in the calendar.

Entrants may win more than one prize.


Haiku should ideally include a season word. This may be a direct reference to a specific day, month or season (e.g. New Year’s Day, June, winter), or a phenomenon or activity associated with a particular season. Seasonality should ideally align with the traditional Japanese (and English) consideration that the equinoxes and solstices occur at the midpoints of their respective seasons.

Haiku may be free-form or 5-7-5 and must be the original work of the entrant.

Previously published work is acceptable, though haiku previously published by Snapshot Press are not eligible.

Any number of haiku may be entered.

Entry procedure:

Each haiku entered should be typed or written legibly in English on a single 3" x 5" (75mm x 125mm) card. Your name should not appear on this card.

Each haiku must be assigned to a month. This month should be written on the reverse of the 3" x 5" card. (Entrants from the Southern Hemisphere are advised to transpose certain composition dates by six months.)

The first line of each haiku entered should be recorded on a separate sheet of paper along with the corresponding month. (No entry form is necessary, though one is available in pdf format here if required.)

Your real name and your address should be recorded on this entry sheet only.

If you would prefer to be published under a pen name, or for your name to appear in a distinctive fashion (e.g. all lower-case letters), please also write this prominently on the entry sheet.

Entry fee: £3/US $5 per haiku, £6/US $10 for three haiku, and £12/US $20 for up to ten haiku.

Please make cheques/postal orders payable to “Snapshot Press”. US checks and banknotes are accepted. Euro banknotes will be accepted at the same rate as US dollars. Please do not send cheques or postal/money orders in Euro currency. N.B. Please do not send cheques or postal/money orders drawn on banks etc. in countries other than the UK (sterling) and USA (US dollars). (Entrants in Canada, Australia and New Zealand should send US or sterling banknotes, unless they have a US- or UK-based bank account.)

Address for entries: Snapshot Press, Orchard House, High Lane, Ormskirk, L40 7SL, UK.

Results will be announced on March 31, 2010.

2010 Haiku Pen Contest

Only previously unpublished haiku poems accepted. Seeking high quality haiku poetry. There is no theme for this contest. Please type "Haiku Pen" in subject line to avoid deletion. Enter as often as you like by email (no attachments please) or by snail mail and you can make 1 total payment by paypal, US check or US money order.

Entry Fee: $2.00/haiku or $7.00/ set of 5 haiku

Winners and Honorable Mentions will be posted on website.

Open December 15, 2009 - April 15, 2010.


1st Place Prize - $ 100.00 (US) & Certificate
2nd $ 50.00
3rd $ 20.00

Send to:

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine
The Editors
1900 Centre Pointe Blvd., Ste. 49
Tallahassee, FL 32308

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