The 2022 AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai

Grand final day—
the stadium fills
with hope

Welcome to the annual celebration of Australian footy and haiku!

Calling all haiku poets and other vagabonds from every nook and cranny on the planet to participate in the Annual AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai for 2022. This is the one day of the year when haiku poets, expert and novice, turn their Zen minds to the rip-roaring, white-knuckle, roller-coaster experience of a footy match to produce a live haiku call of the AFL Grand Final. The game kicks off on Saturday 24th September at 2.30pm AEST, but you can share your haiku anytime prior to the game.

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Fourth Australian Haiku Anthology – Call for Submissions

The Australian Haiku Society is excited to announce a call for submissions for the Fourth Australian Haiku Anthology (4AHA) that will showcase the work of poets who are writing haiku in this country today.

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Entries open for the UHTS 2022 Samurai Haibun Contest

During September you are invited to submit your haibun to The United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS) 2022 Samurai Haibun Contest. This is a yearly contest celebrating the Autumn Festival traditional procession of Samurai at the Nikko Toshogu shrine every 17th October.

Deadline: submissions open from 1 September to 30 September 2022 only.

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Registrations now open for Haiku Down Under 2022

Haiku Down Under 2022 will be held via Zoom over the weekend of October 7-9. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with fellow haiku poets from Australia, New Zealand and further afield. Registrations are now open. Visit the Haiku Down Under webpages for details of the programme and presenters.

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The Annual Haiku Society of America Rengay Award in Honour of Garry Gay

The Haiku Society of America proudly sponsors our annual contest for rengay!

Deadline: HSA Rengay Award Contest:
Opens April 1, 2022 and closes May 31, 2022.

Eligibility: The contest is open to the public. HSA officers who are members of the executive committee are not eligible, but regional coordinators may enter. No entries will be accepted that include work by any of the judges.

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The HSA Nicholas Virgilio Memorial Award

The HSA Nicholas Virgilio
Memorial Award
DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 3rd (US date)

Teachers, parents, young poets: You still have time to enter the 33nd Annual Nicholas Virgilio Haiku and Senryu Competition for Grades 7-12.

Deadline: In hand online by April 3, 2022. 

Eligibility: Any student in grades 7 through 12 enrolled in school as of September 2021 may enter. 

Regulations: Submit up to three haiku/senryu per student. 

For full details: check the HSA website:

Chuck Brickley
2nd Vice President
Haiku Society of America

www.chuckbrickley.com

HSA Nicholas Virgilio Memorial Award

Teachers, parents, young poets: You still have time to enter the 33nd Annual Nicholas Virgilio Haiku and Senryu Competition for Grades 7-12.

Deadline: In hand by March 21, 2022 (US Date) [apologies for late notice]

Entries received after that date will not be accepted. 

Eligibility: Any student in grades 7 through 12 enrolled in school as of

September 2021 may enter. 

Regulations: Submit up to three haiku/senryu per student. 

For full details: check the HSA website: