Francisco International Competition
Senryu, Tanka and Rengay
Haiku Poets of Northern California
Deadlines for Haiku,
Senryu, and Tanka: In hand, October 31, 2010
Deadlines for Rengay:
In hand, November 30, 2010
All entries must
be original, unpublished, and not under consideration
elsewhere. There is no limit to the number of submissions. A
first prize of $100 will be awarded in each of the four
categories. For the Haiku contests, second and third prizes
of $50 and $25 will be awarded. Contest results will be
announced at the first HPNC meeting in January and in the
HPNC Newsletter. Winning poems will be published in the
Spring/Summer issue of Mariposa, the membership journal of
the HPNC. All rights revert to authors after the contest
results are announced. This contest is open to all except
the HPNC president and, for their respective categories, the
contest coordinators and the judges (who will remain
anonymous until after the competition, except rengay
Senryu, and Tanka Submission Guidelines
Type or print
each entry on two 3 x 5 cards. In the upper left corner of
each card identify its category as Haiku, Senryu, or Tanka.
On the back of one card only, print your name, address,
telephone number and e-mail address (optional).
The entry fee is
$1.00 per poem. Send haiku, senryu and tanka
submissions, along with entry fee, to HPNC, c/o Carolyne
Rohrig, 37966 Parkmont Dr., Fremont, CA 94536.
All rengay must
be titled. For two people (Poet A and Poet B) follow this
linked format: 3 lines/Poet A, 2 lines/Poet B, 3/A, 3/B,
2/A, 3/B. For three poets (A, B, and C) the format is: 3
lines/A, 2 lines/B, 3 lines/C, 2/A, 3/B, 2/C. Type or print
each rengay on three letter-size sheets. Include full
authorship information, stanza by stanza, as well as all
poets' names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail
addresses (optional) on one copy only. On the other two
copies, mark stanzas with letters only (poet A, poet B, poet
C) to indicate the sequence of authorship. The
entry fee is $5.00
per rengay. The rengay judge will be announced later.
Send rengay submissions to HPNC, c/o Fay Aoyagi, 930 Pine
St. #105, San Francisco CA 94108.
Make checks or
money orders payable in U.S. dollars to "Haiku Poets of
Northern California (HPNC)." Cash (in U.S. currency) is OK.
Enclose a business-size SASE (U.S. first class postage or an
IRC) for notification of contest winners. No entries will be
returned, with the exception of late submissions, or those
received without payment. These will be returned using your
SASE; without an SASE these entries will be discarded.
Thank you for participating in this year's contest.
If you have any questions, please contact Carolyne Rohrig by