Harold G. Henderson Awards

The Annual Harold G. Henderson Awards for best unpublished haiku
These awards were originally made possible by Mrs. Harold G. Henderson in memory of Harold G. Henderson, cofounder the Haiku Society of America.

Deadline: Inhand by July 31, 2008. Entries received after that date will not be accepted.

Eligibility: The contest is open to the public. HSA officers who are members of the executive committee are not eligible, but regional coordinators may enter.

Regulations: Up to 10 unpublished haiku, not submitted for publication or to any other contest. Publication is defined as an appearance in a printed book, magazine, or journal (sold or given away), or in any online journal that presents edited periodic content. The appearance of poems in online discussion lists or personal Web sites is not considered publication. Judges will be asked to disqualify any haiku that they have seen before.

Submissions: Submit each haiku on three separate 3" x 5" cards, two with the haiku only (for anonymous judging), the third with the haiku and the author’s name, address, phone number and/or e-mail address in the upper left-hand corner. Please designate as "haiku." Haiku not submitted on 3" x 5" cards will not be accepted. Please type or write each haiku legibly in ink. Failure to follow this format may result in disqualification without notice.

Entry fee: $1 per haiku, U.S. funds only. Please make checks/money orders payable to "Haiku Society of America."

Submit entries and fees to:

Henderson Haiku Contest,
c/o Francine Banwarth,
985 So. Grandview
Dubuque, IA 52003 USA.

Adjudication: The names of the judge(s) will be announced after the contest.

Awards: First Prize, $150; Second Prize, $100; Third Prize, $50. Winning haiku will be published in Frogpond and on the HSA Web site.

Rights: All rights revert to the authors after publication.

Correspondence: Sorry, entries cannot be returned. Please send an SASE (No. 10 size envelope only) for a list of the winning entries. Please note that SASEs with insufficient postage will not be mailed. One envelope per contest.