What to Submit?
1 original haiku on the theme of water; with a kigo suggesting the season: kigo list No capitals, proper nouns the only exception. No punctuation, ellipses are permitted. Syllable count 5, 7, 5, or less. Example:
water... much needed
err you'll not hear the frog splash
First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions
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:
This is the first time I have judged a poetry contest, but please be aware I am a stickler rules. Other anomalies too, like ings' don't rhyme as in; tending - morning do not, whereas tending - lending is fine. Have fun... Mick