THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL
ukiaHaiku festival 2015 – A celebration and competition devoted to the haiku form of poetry
Postmark Deadline for Submissions: Saturday, March 22, 2015
Awards will be presented in the following categories:
General Topics (Regional*)
1) Children, grades K-3
2) Children, grades 4-6
3) Youth, grades 7-9
4) Youth, grades 10-12
Haiku about Ukiah (Regional*)
5) Haiku about Ukiah, grades K-6
6) Haiku about Ukiah, grades 7-12
7) Dori Anderson Prize** — Haiku about Ukiah, Adults
Haiku en Espanol, Temas Generales (Sumisiones Regionales*)
8) Para menores de 18 anos
9) Para mayores
International, General Topics, Adult:
10) Jane Reichhold International Prize***
*Regional categories are open to residents of Mendocino, Humboldt, Lake, and Sonoma Counties in northern California. Winners in the regional categories receive a certificate, publication in a booklet of winning haiku, and a copy of the booklet.
**The Dori Anderson Prize honors the memory of Dori Anderson, former head librarian of the Ukiah Branch Library, who originally suggested the idea of the ukiaHaiku festival.
***The Jane Reichhold International Prize is named in honor of internationally renowned haiku poet Jane Reichhold. The Jane Reichhold International Prize Category is open to submissions from the entire planet.
Winners in the Jane Reichhold International Prize Category receive monetary awards: $100 first place, $50 second place, $25 third place, plus a certificate, publication in a booklet of winning haiku, and a copy of the booklet.
ukiahaiku Submission Guidelines:
~ Haiku submitted are to be previously unpublished original work by the author submitting.
~Entrants may submit up to three haiku per category. Each entrant, however, may win only one award per category.
~Submit each haiku using either a printed form or the online submission form.
~All category submissions are free of charge.
~ Do not include a title.
~ Authors retain copyright to their work.
Haikus are judged anonymously. If submitting on paper, the Haiku Submission Form will be folded in half to allow anonymous judging. Your name MUST NOT appear on the half of the form with your haiku poem. If submitting via the online Haiku Web Submission Form, your submission will be printed out in a way to ensure anonymous judging.
Mail submissions to:
Post Office Box 865
Ukiah, California 95482