Vancouver Haiku Invitational: closes 4 June 2012

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival invites you to submit two haiku celebrating the beauty of cherry blossoms. This year, internationally recognized poet from Australia, Beverley George, has been invited to be the Festival guest judge.

Winners will be published by Haiku Canada, Rice Paper, Ripples and on the VCBF website. Top poems in five main categories (Youth, B.C., Canada, United States, and International) will also appear on TransLink SkyTrains and buses all over Metro Vancouver, receive celebrity readings and be featured in creative ways during the next festival in 2013. Past submissions have arrived from as faraway as 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.

Details on the competition and submission process are available at: