===== The Haiku Dreaming Australia Awards =====

Deadline. 1^st July, 2009

Background. Writing haiku that are relevant to, and understood by everybody, everywhere, can lead us from the ‘here and now’ into a Haikuland where we forgo connection to our real world. Haiku Dreaming Australia was formed to encourage Australian poets to locate their haiku where they live, and this competition is part of that effort. [See [3]Homogenous Haiku for amplification.]

The Haiku Dreaming Australia Awards is an international competition for haiku which are relevant in and to Australia.
We are not necessarily looking for haiku about kangaroos, wattle or other things exclusive to Australia. On the other hand please remember we are looking for poems to publish in the Dreaming Collection. Thus those that resonate with Australians might be received more sympathetically than those dealing with moose,
Dolls Festival, The Thames, and snow at Christmas. Haiku already published in [4]The Dreaming Collection are a good guide to what judges will consider relevant.

Eligibility. Everybody except competition judges and secretary/editor.
Prizes. Three monetary prizes: 1^st AU$200; 2^nd AU$100; 3^rd AU$50
The prize-winning haiku plus those awarded Honorable Mentions, as recommended by the Judges and approved by the Dreaming Editor, will be published in the Dreaming Collection for a minimum of three months, perhaps as long as forever Entry Fee. None.

Dreaming Australia Awards – Entry Procedure

Send up to three haiku, written in English, within the body of one email to: [5]
By entering this competition you affirm that you hold copyright over the entries, that they are unpublished and will not be offered for publication elsewhere prior to 30^th September, 2009, and you grant the Editor of Dreaming the one-time right to publish your haiku in the Dreaming Collection.

There will be four judges. Only the Competition Secretary will know the identity of authors and judges prior to announcement of the results.

Results. Authors of prize-winning and honourably mentioned haiku will be advised by email and a copy of the results will be posted on the Dreaming website by 25th September 2009. All other haiku are released for submission or publication elsewhere with effect from 30^th September, 2009.

John Bird
Dreaming Editor / Competition Secretary
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