The Betty Drevniok Award 2008

Haiku Canada established this competition in memory of Betty Drevniok, Past President of the society. With the exception of members of the executive of Haiku Canada, the contest is open to everyone, including Regional Coordinators of HC.

• Haiku must be unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere.

• A flat fee of $5 Cdn (in Canada) or $5 US (for entries outside Canada) for up to 3 haiku is payable to “Haiku Canada”. Note: 3 haiku, not more.

• Submit each haiku in duplicate, typed or neatly printed on 3X5 cards; for each haiku, one card must include the author’s name, address and telephone number in the upper corner, while the other one must contain no identifying marks.

• Postmark Deadline: February 14, 2008. Note this change.

• Winners will be announced at the Annual General Meeting in May 2008. First Prize $100; Second Prize $50; Third Prize $25 for haiku. The top ten poems will be published in a Haiku Canada Sheet and distributed with the Haiku Canada Anthology.

• No entries will be returned. If you are NOT a member of Haiku Canada and wish a copy of the broadsheet with the winning haiku, include a SASE (business size, Cdn stamps) or a SAE and $1 for postage and handling.

• Send entries to The Betty Drevniok Award, c/o Ann Goldring, PO Box 97, 5 Cooks Drive, Leaskdale, Ontario, Canada L0C 1C0.

• NOTE: To shorten the time haiku are held before the May announcement of winners, and to have the year of submission of haiku the same as the year of publication, the deadline for this contest is now February 14th.

• Contest Coordinator: Ann Goldring