'Calico Cat' haiku contest

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8th Calico Cat bilingual international haiku contest has started November 2, 2008. The Contest is founded, organized, conducted, sponsored, judged, and translated by Origa twice a year. in autumn and spring. Prizes are Origa’s original sumi-e paintings. This is the only international haiku contest in two languages, with valuable prizes yet free for the participants, held entirely by one person. Anyone may participate in this contest by sending up to three haiku on the theme of the new sumi painting "Little squirrel and a Pomegranate". Submit your haiku no later than Tuesday, November 5, before midnight EST. All haiku will be translated in English and Russian both ways, so that everyone can read every haiku! Our previous First prize winners were: Beverley George, Australia; Carlos Fleitas, Uruguay; Shanna Moore, Hawaii; Kirsty Karkow, USA; Valeria Simonova, Italy; Kilmeny Niland, Australia and Petar Tchouhov, Bulgaria (tied); Robert Bauer, USA. Please see all the details, and submit haiku, here: