International Haiku Competition 2010 Irish Haiku Society
(Irish and International)
International Haiku Competition offers prizes of Euro
150, Euro 50 and Euro 30 for unpublished haiku/senryu in
In addition there will be up to seven Highly Commended
haiku/senryu in this category.
International Haiku Competition offers prizes from
Dóchas Ireland of Euro 100, Euro 30 and Euro 20
for unpublished haiku/senryu in English or in Irish
Gaelic (with an English translation) about Ireland in
the changing world. Besides being perfect haiku/senryu,
the winning poems in this category may include
reflections upon or references to "what it means to live
in Ireland at the beginning of the 21st century".
This category is only open for participants born or
residing on the island of Ireland.
In addition there will be up to three Highly Commended
haiku/senryu in this category.
Entrants may win
more than one prize.
All the entries shall be postmarked by 31th October 2010.
Overseas (non-EU) entries mailed in the month up to and
including this closing date must be sent by airmail.
Address for entries:
The IHS International Haiku Competition 2010
75 Willow Park Grove
Rules of the Competition
1. Entrants may
submit an unlimited number of haiku/senryu in any language.
Participants born or residing on the island of Ireland can
submit poems in both categories; however they must choose a
category in which they submit each particular piece.
2. A haiku/senryu written in Irish (Gaelic), or in a foreign
language, should be submitted accompanied by an English
translation of the haiku on the same list. These
translations cannot be made by the adjudicator of the
competition or edited by him.
3. Haiku by members of the IHS are eligible for the
competition. Haiku by the members of the Board of the IHS
are not eligible.
4. Each haiku must be accompanied by a fee of € 3 or £2.50
sterling or „ 500, or USA $4. Or with each seven haiku: € 20
or£15 sterling or „ 3000 or $25. Methods of payment:
personal cheques, International Bank Drafts or postal/money
orders in Euro, or U.K Sterling, or US Dollars only, are
acceptable and should be made payable to The Irish Haiku
Society. No other cheques/ International Bank Drafts/
postal/money orders can be accepted. Entrants in Canada,
Australia, New Zealand and other countries should send Euro,
US, Sterling or Yen banknotes, unless they have an Ireland-,
US- or UK-based bank account. Please do not send coins.
5. Haiku/senryu of 17 syllables or fewer are eligible for
the competition. All haiku must be the original work of a
living author. They must not have been previously published,
self-published, published on an edited or unedited website,
or have won a prize, or Honourable Mention, at a haiku
6. The poems must be typed or very clearly written on one
side of the paper only. Each haiku must be submitted on a
separate sheet of paper. Please mark the category (A or B)
on each sheet.
7. The haiku and payment should be firmly attached to the
entry form/covering letter. The name of the entrant must not
appear on the poems themselves.
8. Contestants are asked to provide a covering letter with
their name, address, Phone Number, E-mail address, Date of
Birth, Nationality, Occupation, any Haiku group affiliation,
the first lines of their poems, and in which category they
are submitted. The name of the translator(s), if any, must
also appear in the covering letter but not on the poems
9. No alterations can be made to the haiku once it has been
submitted, and it is regretted that no entries can be
10. Haiku cannot be submitted via the adjudicator of the
competition. Any attempt to contact the adjudicator of the
competition in relation to it will result in immediate
11. The judge's decisions are final and no correspondence
can be entered into regarding those decisions.
Submission of haiku implies the competitor's acceptance of
the conditions set out above.
The prize-winners will be announced and awarded in late
November 2010. A list of the prize-winners will be posted up
on the IHS website at
soon as they are announced.
Copyright will remain with the competitors, but the Irish
Haiku Society reserves the right to arrange first
publication or broadcast of selected haiku as it sees fit.
Kudryavitsky is the editor of Shamrock Haiku Journal
and the current President of the Irish Haiku
Society. His own collections include Shadow of Time
(2005) and Morning at Mount Ring (2007), the
latter being a book of haiku and senryu. His haiku have
received awards in Ireland, Japan, USA, Italy, Croatia,
Romania and Canada, and were published in the main haiku
Irish Haiku Society
Competition Rules in PDF format are available