The 2011 Anita Sadler Weiss Memorial Haiku Awards


Announcing the 2011 Anita Sadler Weiss Memorial Haiku Awards, sponsored by the Haiku Poets of Central Maryland and dedicated to the memory of Baltimore-based haiku poet and teacher Anita Sadler Weiss.

Deadline: IN-HAND by JANUARY 31, 2011.

Sponsor: The Haiku Poets of Central Maryland.

Eligibility: Open to the public, ages 18 and up. (The contest coordinators are prohibited from entering.)

Awards: Total of $300.00 in prize money: First Place, $175.00; Second Place, $75.00; Third Place, $50.00. Five ranked Honorable Mentions will also be awarded. (Contest coordinators reserve the right to lower the prize money if an insufficient number of entries is received.)

Entry fee: $1.00 per poem. Poets may enter up to 15 haiku.

Submission Guidelines: Entries must be the original work of the poet, unpublished, and not under consideration elsewhere. Clearly print or type each individual haiku on three separate 3 x 5-inch white index cards. On the back of ONE CARD ONLY clearly print or type your name, address, and email address (if one is available). Include a No. 10 (business-size) SASE (or SAE plus US$1 for return postage for entries sent from outside the U.S.) for notification. Entry fee MUST accompany submissions. Send fee in U.S. currency or check or money order payable in U.S. dollars to "Haiku Poets of Central Maryland." Entries not following guidelines will be returned or discarded (if no SASE/SAE + $US1 enclosed) Entries without SASE or SAE + return postage will not receive winner notification.

Send entries to: ASW 2010 Awards, c/o Elizabeth Fanto, 51 Gerard Avenue, Timonium, MD 21093 USA. Do NOT email entries.

Notification/publication: Winners' list will be mailed on April 6, 2011, to commemorate Anita Sadler Weiss' birthday. Notification of winning poems will be sent to competition participants and made available to the public for an SASE while supplies last. The winning poems also will be printed in The Dragonfly, the newsletter of the Haiku Poets of Central Maryland. All rights remain with the poets.

Adjudication: The name(s) of the judge(s) will be announced concurrently with the winning haiku.









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