Haiku Contest 2012
KATIKATI HAIKU CONTEST 2012
An open-theme haiku contest with proceeds going to the Haiku
Pathway project in Katikati, New Zealand.
Thanks to Kings Seeds for providing the cash prizes. Kings
Seeds is a Katikati business that is a leader in its field
and we are pleased to welcome the family-owned company to
18 & over: $100 for first; $50 for second and $25 for third
17 & under: $50, $25, $10 (all prizes in New Zealand
Poems should preferably be typewritten, otherwise clearly
Haiku should not have been previously published (including
on the web or broadcast).
Submit 2 copies of each haiku with 1 only including your
name, address, phone number (no mobiles, please), e-mail
address, and for the junior section only, your age. Putting
several poems on an A4 sheet is fine.
There is no limit to the number of entries that an
individual may make.
Within NZ: 18 & over $5 for 3 haiku or $2 for 1 haiku. 17 &
under $1 for up to 2 haiku.
For overseas entrants: $US5/3 haiku or $US2/haiku.
Entries in hand by
Friday, May 16. Post to: Katikati Haiku Contest, PO
Box 183, Katikati 3166, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
A judge's report will be sent by email, otherwise please
include a stamped addressed envelope. Judges are Owen
Bullock (senior) and Catherine Mair (junior).
Results will be announced and presented on Saturday, June 16
at the Haiku Festival Aotearoa.
Any entry not accompanied by the correct entry fee will be
disqualified. Entrants send cash at their own risk. Please
note: Due to bank charges, we will no longer accept personal
cheques in any currency other than NZ$. Entry fees may be
paid by PayPal using the email recipient address maggib at
netsmart.net.nz replacing the "at" with an "@".
Inquiries to Sandra.
a moment before sunrise -
beneath the swans' feet
- Martin Lucas (England), First
the overhead fan
clicks clicks clicks
- Joanne Watcyn-Jones (Australia), Second
he leaves in an ambulance -
the chrysanthemum buds
- Kirsten Cliff (Papamoa, NZ), Third
a field in bloom -
the foal's tracks
follow the mare's
- Carole MacRury (USA)
his father's death ...
shadows of raindrops
on the window ledge
- Beverley George (Australia)
fallen leaf -
the stream carrying
- Eduard Tara (Romania)
already my toddler's hair
- Vanessa Proctor (Australia)
full moon at Motuhoa
cloud the evening tide
- Barbara Hart (Tauranga, NZ)
soft mist ...
a mother cups
her baby's head
- Joanne Watcyn-Jones
the river scarred
by a heron
- Beverley George