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List of Haiku Contests 2015

*Note: The calendar is updated up to April 2015. The rest will be updated soon. Jessica. Jan 11 2015*

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January [top]

January 12 2015: Matsuyamam Photo-Haiku contest.

January 31 2015: deadline to submit to Haiku Canada Members' Anthology 2015 (to be published in May). For HC members only. Mike Montreuil and Cathy Drinkwater Better will be editing the 2015 Haiku Canada Members' Anthology. Members are asked to submit 5 haiku (published or unpublished). Be sure to include credits for previously published work. Poems may be sent to either the e-mail or postal address below. E-mail submissions preferred. anthology2015@haikucanada.org

Jan 31 2015: The Haiku Calendar Competition 2015


January 31 2015: San Francisco International Rengay Competition, organized by the Haiku poets of Northern California

How to make haiku history: write  a memorable haiku -- A haiku writing tip by Old Pond Comics. More comics at http://www.oldpondcomics.com


February [top]

February 25 2015: Betty Drevniok Award for members of Haiku Canada.

February 1-28, 2015: National Haiku Writing Month. Write one haiku per day for a month and post your poems on NaHaiWriMo Facebook page). Check out my NaHaiWriMo haiku-comics from 2011, 2012, August 2012, 2013.

February 28 2015: Ito En Oi Ocha Haiku Contest

February 28 2015: The HSA Bernard Lionel Einbond Renku Competition.


National Haiku Writing Month challenges you to write one haiku a day for a month in February. (Old Pond Comics)

March [top]

March 1, 2015: Vladimir Devide Haiku Award for previously unpublished haiku written in the English language.

March 25 2015: The Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition for Grades 7-12

March 31 2015: Haiku Contests by Romanian magazine Haiku.

March 31 2015: Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards for Excellence in Published Haiku, Translation, and Criticism

Haiku poets often find inspiration during gingko (a haiku walk).


April [top]

April 15: Deadline to submit to Frogpond (Spring/Summer issue).

April 15 2015: UHTS "aha" (Annual Hortensia Anderson Memorial Awards) for haiku/senryu

April 17 2015: It's National Haiku Poetry Day! Check out the HaikuLife video on the Haiku Foundation website.

Old Pond Comics: submit your haiku to a haiku journal.


May [top]

May 15-17 2015: Haiku Canada Weekend in Victoria, BC. The author of Old Pond Comics will be attending and presenting about Haiku and Technology.


May 31: Haiku Society of America Members's ANthology 2014. Theme: No theme. All members will receive a free copy of the anthology. Submit five unpublished or previounly published haiku and/or senryu. If a previously published poem is submitted, please include the name of the publication, volume, issue, and year. Send to hsaanthology2014@aol.com

(May 31: Annual Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Kiyoshi & Kiyoko Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest (to be confirmed)


Go to a haiku conference to meet other haiku poets. -- Old Pond Comics


June [top]

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational

The soup, the salad, everything is covered by cherry blossoms (Basho)


July [top]

July 31: The Snapshot press echapbook award 2014. (Submission period beings March 1 and ends July31).

July 31: The Annual Harold G. Henderson Awards for Best Unpublished Haiku 2014 

July 31: The Annual Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Best Unpublished Senryu 2014

Little snail / facing this way / where to now?  -- A Haiku by Kobayahi Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue, illustrated by Old Pond Comics.


August [top]

August 1: Deadline to submit to Frogpond (Fall issue).

August 15: UHTS "Fleeting Words" Tanka Contest

August 30: Seven Hills Literary Contest and Penumbra Poetry and Haiku Contest

August 31 2015: Deadline to submit to Haiku Canada Review for the October issue. Send to Leroy Gorman publications AT haikucanada DOT org


September [top]

September 1 2014: 18th Mainichi Haiku Contest.Mainichi Haiku Contest

September 1 2014: Francine Porad Award

September 8 2014: Kusamakura Haiku Competition

September 15 2015: BC Writers Council Grant.

October 31 2014: ITO EN North America The art of haiku contest (for US Residents only)

The beginning of autumn / decided / by the red dragonfly. -- A haiku by Shirao illustrated by Old Pond Comics


October [top]

October 1: Canada Arts Council grants for Creative Writing (for published Canadian authors).

October 1 – 4, 2015: Seabeck Haiku Getaway (Seabeck, Washington). [Read the Seabeck Comics from 2013, 2014]

October: 24-Hour Comics Day. The author of Old Pond Comics will create 24 comic strips in 24 hours for the fourthyear. Check out my 24-Hour Comic 2010, 2011, 2012

October 14-18 2015: Haiku North America in Schnectady, New York, at Union College. Watch a preview video. The author of Old Pond Comics might be în attendance (I`ll confirm in March). Want to know more about HNA? Read the HNA 2013 comics and the HNA 2011 comics.]



November [top]


November 15: Deadline to submit to Frogpond (Winter issue).

November 30: Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition (to be confirmed)

November 30: 9th Annual Jerry Kilbridge Memorial English-Language Haibun Contest (to be confirmed)


December [top]

December 6 2014: Haiku International Association Haiku Contest

December 17th, 2014: Fujisan Haiku Contest

December 31: Deadline to submit to Haiku Canada Review (February issue) at publications AT haikucanada DOT org


Disclaimer: Old Pond makes every effort possible to publish the information as accurately as possible but recommends that the reader verify the information prior to entering a contest.

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