2014 Sharpening the Green Pencil Competition

Haiku is truly an international activity and the Sharpening the Green Pencil competition is quickly becoming one of the most international haiku events. The 2013 competition, run by the Romanian Kukai Group attracted entries from 199 poets in 38 countries. Entries for the 2014 competition are open from 1 February to 28 February 2014.

Entries are to be submitted online in English, and all entries are published in an online book of the contest. The contest book contains the poet's entry in English, the poet's translation of the haiku into their native language (where it is other than English) plus a translation of the haiku into Romanian.

Competition details and entry form are available at: