Simon Hanson wins European Quarterly Kukai Autumn 2015 edition

Congratulations to South Australian Simon Hanson for winning first prize in the Autumn 2015 edition of the European Quarterly Kukai.

sardine catch
the flicker of moonlight
on the sand

158 authors from 37 countries participated.

Simon’s haiku was awarded 58 points from participants in the following countries: CAN, BRA, BUL, POL, BUL, GER, GER, UK, UK, AUS, BIH ,AUS – UK, LIT, IND, SUI, IND, AUS, ITA, SUI, BIH, USA – PORT, IND)

The following comments on the competition were made by the organizers: The beginning of autumn is the period when a significant group of authors is on holiday. Despite this in 11th edition of the competition participated 158 people from 37 countries. Topic – food – is not easy. But most participants have sent good and even brilliant haiku. Haiku of the first three places were at the forefront from the beginning of the vote. First place was won by Simon Hanson of Australia. Second place went to Marion Clarke from Northern Ireland. Third place went to debutante in our competition Vandana Parashar from India.