Pumpkin Festival Contest

Limit: 3 haiku – while the theme for this competition is “pumpkins”, no explicit mention of pumpkins needs to be made in the haiku entered.
Closing date: July 31.
Entry fee: free.
Email entries to Djurda Rozic at dvrozic@gmail.com – entrants must include the word “pumpkins” in the subject line.
Poets from the region of the former Yugoslavia are welcome to submit their haiku in their language; their work will be translated into English and judged in the international section.
With results to be published in Iris haiku journal, this competition is organised by the tourist board of the town of Ivanić Grad in Croatia and the Three Rivers Haiku Association.

Basho Festival Haiku Contest

Limit for number of entries: 10 haiku.

Entry by email: eigo@basho-bp.jp

Closing: July 31.

Fee: entry is free.

Winning haiku will be published in book form – with results to be announced on October 12, so as to mark the anniversary of Basho’s death – but copyright will remain with the competition’s sponsors.

Judge: Koko Kato.

Full guidelines can be accessed through this link:


World Haiku Competition

Entries close: July 20.
Guidelines: haiku must be previously unpublished, and not submitted or entered elsewhere.
You must type the “World” in the subject-line of your submission email.
Enter by email only: lpezinesubmissions@gmail.com
Winning haiku (including honourable mentions) will be posted on the Lyrical Passion website.
Entry fee: $US3 per haiku or $US10 for 5 haiku, with other options (see the website for full details about making payment).
Grand prize – $200 (USD) & certificate; 2nd prize – $70; 3rd prize – $30.
Full entry details can be accessed through this link: