New North American
has notified The OutlawPoets about the rules for a new
short-poem contest with specific requests for haiku, senryu,
tanka, and "poems up to 15 lines", for residents of North
America. (Entries must be sent by post or hand delivered in
NYC.) Penny and I are the "local judges" for this contest, and
will forward our top selections to Japan where a final selection
for a grand-prize winner will be made. Said winner will receive
"a round-trip air ticket to Japan". The following types
of poems may be submitted: haiku (3 lines); senryu (3 lines);
tanka (5 lines); short poems (up to 15 lines).
Each person may submit up to 5 entries. No entry fee is
required. Here are the
that "Biken International conducted a similar art exhibition in
Russia (I presume Moscow, but don't know for sure) one or two
years ago, and ran a similar contest in conjunction with that
event. I am told the previous contest received about 400
entries. Since that seems like a very small pool of entries for
such a substantial prize, I suggested to them that we provide
easy web access to the rules so that more people might learn of
the contest and participate. They agreed, and to that end, I
constructed the web page listed above."
rules for complete details about preparing and mailing an
entry by December 31, 2006.