ukiaHaiku festival - haiku competition

ukiaHaiku festival

haiku wing their way
from distant lands
spring migration

Ukiah is a northern California town whose name, backwards, spells “Haiku.” In 2009 the City of Ukiah will hold its 7th annual haiku contest and festival. The festival encourages local, national, and international submissions of Contemporary Haiku. The website will soon be updated for the 2009 festival.

Website Address:
Fee: $3 for 1 haiku, $5 for 3.
Limit: Maximum 3 haiku per person.
Eligibility: age 19 and over.
Submission Guidelines:
Follow instructions on website, or:
1) Send a separate email for each haiku to Send no more than three haiku. In body of email include: a) author's name; b) email address; c) the category
(Contemporary); d) the poem; e) alternate/additional contact information;
2) Send the fee by snail mail to ukiaHaiku festival, POB 865, Ukiah, CA 95482.
Go to and download the form. Follow instructions on the form.
Deadline: March 13, 2009 (postmark or email date).
Judging: Internationally famous haiku poet Jane Reichhold will judge the Contemporary
Haiku category.
Awards: $100 first place, $50 second place, $25 third place, plus a small booklet of
winning poems and publication in that booklet.
Festival and Awards Ceremony: Sunday April 26, 2009, 2 p.m. Winners are strongly
encouraged to attend the festival to read their poems. (Out-of-towners might consider
visiting the Mendocino Coast before or after the festival. Mendocino is a world-class
tourist destination 1-1/2 hours from Ukiah by car).