The Ninth UkiaHaiku Festival and Competition


Ukiah is a northern California town whose name, backwards, spells “haiku.”

The competition encourages local, national, and international submissions to the Jane Reichhold International Prize category.

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Fee: $5 for up to three haiku

Limit: Maximum 3 haiku per person

(only 1 haiku/person/category may win an award)

Eligibility: Age 19 and over

Start date for submissions: January 1, 2011

Postmark Deadline: March 18, 2011.

Festival Ceremony: May 1, 2011 (announcement of winners)

Submission Guidelines

If submitting via the online form:

1) On or after January 1, 2011, go to, click on "submit your haiku" and then "the online form." Follow instructions on the form.

2) If our PayPal payment form is live by then, you can send your payment electronically. Otherwise, send the fee (US check or international money order) by snail mail to ukiaHaiku festival, PO Box 865, Ukiah, CA 95482. Clearly indicate the author's name of the haiku submission for which the payment is intended.

If submitting via snail mail:

1) On or after January 1, 2011, go to, click on "submit your haiku" and then "the printed form (pdf)"; download the form. Follow instructions on the form. Mail along with your fee.

Awards: $100 first place, $50 second place, $25 third place, plus a small booklet of winning poems and publication in that booklet.


ukiaHaiku festival 2011

A celebration and competition devoted to the haiku form of poetry

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Postmark Deadline for Haiku Competition: Friday March 11, 2011

2 pm to 4 pm: Celebration & Awards Ceremony

SPACE Theater
508 West Perkins at Bush Street
Ukiah, California

Music Program information (to be determined)
Winning authors will read their work










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