An open theme haiku contest with proceeds going to the Haiku Pathway project.

Thanks to Katikati Advertiser for sponsoring the bulk of the cash prizes - 18 & over: $NZ100 for first; $NZ50 for second and $NZ25 for third; 17 & under: $NZ50, $NZ25, $NZ15.


· Poems should preferably be typewritten, otherwise clearly handwritten.

· Haiku should not have been previously published (including on the web or broadcast).

· Unlimited entries.

· Submit 2 copies of each haiku with 1 only including your name, address, phone number (no mobiles, please), e-mail address, and for the junior section only, your age. Putting several poems on an A4 sheet is fine.

· Entry fee: Within NZ: 18 & over $5 for 3 haiku or $2 for 1 haiku. 17 & under $1 for up to 2 haiku. For overseas entrants: $US5/3 haiku or $US2/haiku.

· Entries in hand by Friday, April 16. Post to: Katikati Haiku Contest, PO Box 183, Katikati 3166, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

· Results will be announced and presented on Sunday, June 6.

· A judge’s report will be sent by email, otherwise please include a stamped addressed envelope.

· Any entry not accompanied by the correct entry fee will be disqualified. Entrants send cash at their own risk.

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