Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational

The call for entries has been released for the 6th Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) Haiku Invitational. Anyone from any part of the world can submit haiku.

Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2011.

To enter, visit and follow the links.

Past submissions have come from Australia, Bangladesh, Croatia, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

This year’s judge will be an’ya, editor of moonset haiku journal. She resides in Oregon. The winning haiku will be published by Haiku Canada, *Rice Paper*, and on the VCBF website. The top haiku in five main categories (youth, B.C., Canada, United States, and International) will also appear on TransLink SkyTrains and buses all over Metro Vancouver and be read in celebrity readings during the next festival in 2012.