Competition successes in October

Australian haiku poets to enjoy competition-based successes during the month of October, 2016, included: Janet Howie, Barbara A. Taylor, Simon Hanson and Cynthia Rowe.
Between them, Janet and Barbara took out the two Grand Prizes conferred in the Basho Festival Haiku Contest, in Japan: Barbara also gained an Honourable Mention in the 5th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest for 2016 (English section).
Simon Hanson likewise enjoyed multiple successes in the last month – he not only gained an Honourable Mention in the Basho Festival Haiku Contest: his collection – entitled Desert Stones – was also selected for the Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards 2016.
Rounding out competition-based successes for Australian haiku poets in the month of October, Cynthia Rowe’s haiku collection Floating Nest was awarded First Prize in the poetry category in The Society of Women Writers (NSW) Book Awards 2016.

Full results for the Basho Festival Haiku Contest can be viewed through the following link:

http://www.basho-bp.jp/?p=1394 

Results for the 5th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest for 2016 (English section) can be accessed at this address:

https://akitahaiku.com/ 

Further details regarding the Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards 2016 can be found in the Snapshot Press website:

http://www.snapshotpress.co.uk/ 

Complete results for the Society of Women Writers (NSW) Book Awards 2016 are available through this site:

http://www.womenwritersnsw.org/

Congratulations to all Australian haiku poets whose work has been recognised in contests across the month of October.

Rodney Williams
Secretary
Australian Haiku Society