Deadline close for 19th Mainichi Haiku Contest

The deadline for the 19th Mainichi Haiku Contest is 1 September, 2015.

Entrants in the International Section may submit a maximum of two haiku in either English or French.

Entries must be original haiku and must not have been published or submitted anywhere else.

No entry fee is required.

Poets wishing to submit should access the Online Entry Form available at this link:

Entries will need to include details about the poet’s name, age, postal address, telephone number and email address.

Certificates of merit and mementos will be awarded for First Prize and Second Prize haiku, but no monetary prizes will be awarded.

Results for the winners of the International Section in the 19th Mainichi Haiku Contest 2015 will be announced on the Mainichi site in January 2016.

Back in January, 2015, results for the 18th Mainichi Haiku Contest 2014 showed that three Australian haiku poets had received Honourable Mentions in the International Section, two for haiku written in English and one for a haiku composed in French:

writers festival
a crow pecks at
orange peel

Quendryth Young

halcyon days –
the dizzying heights of
locked hearts

Barbara A. Taylor

au crépuscule
des doigts du soleil
libèrent les cimes

Cynthia Rowe

Full results from the 18th Mainichi Haiku Contest 2014 can be viewed at this link: