Haiku Contests

Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest

Limit 10 haiku. Results announced on October 12 to mark the death anniversary of Basho. Please note the entry condition that copyright will remain with the sponsors.
Closes: July 31.
Cost: Free.
Full details from the website.

Harold G Henderson Haiku Award

Cash prizes totalling $US450 with winning haiku published in Frogpond and on the Haiku Society of America website. Limit 5 haiku.
Closes: July 31.
Cost: $US7/ entry (discount for HSA members).
Full details from the website.

Gerald Brady Memorial Award for Senryu

Cash prizes totalling $US350 with winning poems published in Frogpond and on the HSA website. Limit 5 senryu.
Closes: July 31.
Cost: $US7/ entry (discount for HSA members).
Full details from the website.

HSA Haibun Award

Cash prizes totalling $US450 with winning haibun published in Frogpond and on the HSA website. Limit 3 haibun of no more than 1000 words each. See the website for detailed notes on what is and what is not considered ‘published’. 
Closes: July 31.
Cost: $US7/ entry (discount for HSA members).
Full details from the website

Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards

For unpublished short collections of short poems, including haiku, tanka and haibun. Winners will have their collections published online by Snapshot Press (UK). Winners announced on September 30.
Closes: July 31.
Cost: £15/$US20 per entry (can pay online).
Full details from the website.

Yamadera Bashō Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest

Limit 2 entries. One grand prize and two distinguished work prizes in each division (Division 1b is for non-Japanese entrants). Winners announced by mid-October and posted to the website.
Closes: August 23.
Cost: Free.
Full details from the website.

Kusamakura Haiku Competition

Limit 2 haiku. Prizes of ‘goods’. Winners informed by email at the beginning of November with an awards ceremony on November 16. Winning poems will appear on the website.
Closes: August 31.
Cost: Free.
Full details from the website.

Morioka International Haiku Contest

Limit 2 haiku. Results announced November 16. Judges Michael Dylan Welch and Toshio Kimura.
Closes: August 31.
Cost: Free.
Full details from the website.

Porad Haiku Award

Cash prizes totalling $US175 and published on the Haiku Northwest website. Limit 5 haiku. Winners will be announced at the annual Seabeck Getaway, October 26. Judge Alan S Bridges.
Closes: August 31.
Cost: $US5/5 haiku.
Full details from the website.

Haiku International Association Contest

Limit 2 haiku. Winners announced December 4. The results will appear in the HI journal and on the HIA website. Judges Toshio Kimura and David Burleigh.
Closes: September 20.
Cost: Free.
Full details from the website.

Fujisan Tanka Contest

Limit 1 tanka on the theme of Mt Fuji. Winners announced in mid-December.
Closes: September 20.
Cost: Free.
Full details from the website (scroll down for English).

UHTS Samurai Haibun Competition

Limit 3 haibun on the theme “the strength or power of nature”. Judges Elaine and Neal Whitman.
Submit: September 1-30.
Cost: Free.
Full details from the website.