August 27, 2015

Deadline close for 19th Mainichi Haiku Contest

The deadline for the 19th Mainichi Haiku Contest is 1 September, 2015.

Entrants in the International Section may submit a maximum of two haiku in either English or French.

Entries must be original haiku and must not have been published or submitted anywhere else.

No entry fee is required.

Poets wishing to submit should access the Online Entry Form available at this link:

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August 26, 2015

NZPS 2015 International Poetry Competition Results

Results for the New Zealand Poetry Society’s 2015 International Poetry Competition saw Vanessa Proctor of Australia gain fourth prize in the Haiku Section, while entries from Jan Dobb, Cynthia Rowe and Greg Piko also received recognition from judge Elaine Riddell.

Vanessa's prize-winning one-liner reads as follows:

abandoned lighthouse a smudge of shearwaters

The complete text for other prize-winning poems – along with comments by the judge – can be read by accessing this link, and then by clicking on Elaine Riddell’s name in blue:

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Entries open for 8th “Kokako” Haiku & Senryu Contest

Haiku poets are encouraged to enter the 8th “Kokako” Haiku & Senryu Contest.

Closing date: 31 October 2015

The fee per entry is NZ$5, AU$5 or US$5 – cheques are acceptable (made out to “Kokako”); overseas entrants can send cash at their own risk.

With as many as three haiku/ senryu allowed per entry, submissions can be emailed to:

Entries can also be posted to:

The “Kokako” Haiku Competition
Patricia Prime
42 Flanshaw Road
Te Atatu South
Auckland 0610
New Zealand

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August 11, 2015

Polish International Haiku Competition 2015

Entries are welcome for the Polish International Haiku Competition 2015.

Entrants need to complete a digital entry form available at this link:

Submission period: 1 August – 31 October 2015

Number of haiku: one (1) not previously published in any form

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August 01, 2015

Report on Bindii Meeting: August 2015

The 1 August meeting of the Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group was held at the Box Factory, Adelaide, from 12 noon to 2 pm. Eight members were present:

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