What to Submit?
1 NEW, original, poem on the theme of ...cherry blossoms.
Only 1 haiku is acceptable. It can be the typical 5-7-5 syllables or less syllables. I am looking for an image or thought or feeling. NO NAMES on entries!
I hope anyone who enters my contest will also consider entering this FREE contest run by the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival: http://www.vcbf.ca/. Each person can enter up to 2 haiku. Winning haikus will be placed on placards on busses and trains throughout the city!
p.s. I know it's not traditional, but you can rhyme your haiku in my contest. I know that sometime it happens unintentionally and changing the words would change the meaning of what you want to convey. It may not win in the festival contest, but it could still win in mine. if rhyming offends your sense of haiku, then this contest isn't for you, but I hope you'll still consider the festival contest.
First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Preparing Your Entry
Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts.
Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.
A Note to Poetry Contestants
You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.