6th Annual White Lotus Haiku Competition

The 6th Annual White Lotus Haiku Competition (formerly known as the Zen Garden Haiku Contest) is now open for entry! This haiku contest is open to all poets and haijin over the age of 13 and from around the world. Haiku submissions must be unpublished, not under consideration elsewhere, written in the three-line traditional or contemporary form, and be the original work of the poet. Entries are unlimited. Please see the Official Rules for more in depth information.

A new contest will run once per year. Entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2008 to qualify. Winners will be announced on February 1, 2009.

Prizes: 1st Place: $100.00, 2nd Place: $50.00, 3rd Place: $25.00

Winners will also receive a poetry certificate, copy of his/her winning poem, and a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place ribbon. The top ten placing haiku will be published in Shadow Poetry's White Lotus Magazine in the Spring/Summer 2009 issue.

There is a small entry fee of $5.00 for three haiku or $2.00 per individual haiku. To use the three for five feature, all three haiku must be entered at once. Individually entered haiku are $2.00 each. Contestants may enter via PayPal or through the mail. An entry form is provided in the Enter Now section. Visit: for all the details.