Hortensia Anderson Memorial Haiku Awards

The 1st “aha” (Annual Hortensia Anderson) Memorial Haiku Awards Competition 2013 is to honor the memory of a well-known and respected New York based haiku poet, Hortensia Anderson. Results will be announced on the 21 of May, 2013 . . . one year to the date of her passing.

Deadline: in-hand no later than 1 April, 2013.

Sponsor: Haiku Oregon

Coordinator: Marianna Monaco, HKO Secretary/Treasurer

Adjudication: Names of the two judges will be announced concurrently with the winners.

Eligibility: Open to the public and including all Haiku Oregon and chapter members, except the contest coordinator and judges.

Awards: First Place = $100, Second Place = $50; Third Place = $25, HM = $10, plus Award Certificates will be issued, and winning works will be published online at Haiku Oregon’s website, Haiku Oregon’s facebook page, as well as other places online and in print. All rights remain with the haiku poets.

Submittals: Entries must be the original work of the author, be unpublished and never posted publically anywhere, and not under consideration elsewhere for the entire time period it takes to complete the judging. This contest is un-themed, open to all age groups worldwide, any season is acceptable, and there is no specific syllable or line count requirement.

Entry Fee: $2 per haiku, and no limit to the number of entries per person.

Guidelines: Please print or type each individual poem in English on three separate 3 inch x
5 inch index cards. In the upper left corner of one card only, print or type your name, address,
and email. ONLY the winners will be notified and ONLY via email, (and if you have no email address available, (please provide a proxy email address.) If you do not hear anything back from us by 20 May, 2013, your entries are automatically free to submit elsewhere. Entries that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered, so please read very carefully.

Payment: Please include the entry fee with your submissions, in US currency, (cash at your own risk), check, or money order, made payable to Marianna Monaco, and mailed to 1487 West 24th Place, Eugene, Oregon 97405 USA.

Notification: Winners’ will be announced on 21 May, 2013---the first year anniversary of Hortensia’s passing.

Thank you for your participation to honor the memory of a wonderful person who contributed so much of herself to the haiku community over the years, rest in peace Hortensia.