Results from the 11th Pumpkin Festival haiku contest, Croatia, 2015

Australian haiku poets Beverley George and Simon Hanson have been announced as successful entrants in the haiku competition that will be incorporated into the 11th Pumpkin Festival, to be held in Ivanić-Grad, Croatia, over October 18-19, 2015.

The competition – in English – had the theme of haiku about pumpkins.

Beverley George was one of four international entrants to share joint third prize, with the following haiku:

“butternut, please”
each week she orders one −
just to say their name

Translated, Beverley’s haiku reads:

„muškatnu, molim“
svaki tjedan jedna −
da izgovori ime tikve

Simon Hanson was one of twelve international poets to have an entry credited as Commended:

summer wind
a beetle holed gourd
becomes a flute

Translated, Simon’s haiku reads:

ljetni vjetar
tikva izgrižena kukcima
postaje frula

Judges for the Pumpkin Festival haiku competition held in Croatia were Tomislav Maretić and D.V.Rožić.