AHS Spring Haiga Kukai: Seasonal Results with comments by judge Ron Moss

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First Place

homecoming . . .
a bouquet of sky
in an old jar

-Debbie Strange

A lovely evocative haiku that links beautifully with the image’s soft and hard shapes and also the interesting connection with a bouquet of sky. The feeling of a homecoming is embedded deep within the words and image colours. The soft focus adds a feeling of memory and passing of time. Something new has come from the blending of haiku and image which is the hallmark of a really excellent haiga.

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Call for Submissions: AHS Spring Haiga Kukai: Seasonal

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The Spring Australian Haiku Society Haiga Kukai is now open for entries. We would like to invite poets to send one haiku per image until 29th September. The winning haiku will be displayed on the AHS website.

Please note that if more than one haiku per image is submitted by any individual, only the first haiku sent will be considered.
Submissions will only be accepted if entered in the comments section.

By entering the competition, entrants agree to make their haiku available for use on the AHS website, although the copyright will remain with the author.
No correspondence will be entered into regarding winning entries.

Good luck!

To enter, select the post title (or click here) and enter your haiku in the comment box below the post. Please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Please make sure that your name appears on your entry as you would like to see it on the website.

Call for Submissions: AHS Spring Haiga Kukai: Non-Seasonal

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The Spring Australian Haiku Society Haiga Kukai is now open for entries. We would like to invite poets to send one haiku per image until 29th September. The winning haiku will be displayed on the AHS website.

Please note that if more than one haiku per image is submitted by any individual, only the first haiku sent will be considered.
Submissions will only be accepted if entered in the comments section.

By entering the competition, entrants agree to make their haiku available for use on the AHS website, although the copyright will remain with the author.
No correspondence will be entered into regarding winning entries.

Good luck!

To enter, select the post title (or click here) and enter your haiku in the comment box below the post. Please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Please make sure that your name appears on your entry as you would like to see it on the website.

 

Winner of AHS Autumn 2017 Haiga Kukai: Non Seasonal

 

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wet weekend . . .
my grandfather’s life
unfolds

 Joanne Watcyn-Jones

 First Place

My final selection of poems all feature links to the interesting collection in the image. We keep things close to us for all sorts of reasons and this theme is explored by the poets in different ways. I selected Joanne Watcyn-Jones’ haiku for the different levels of linking and the succinct language she uses. Many of us can evoke a memory of doing such a thing on a wet day. The haiku and image work together seamlessly to bring about a collaboration that  goes to another level. Each one is also capable of standing alone, which is an essential ingredient of a good haiga. Continue reading “Winner of AHS Autumn 2017 Haiga Kukai: Non Seasonal”

Winner of Autumn 2017 AHS Haiga Kukai: Seasonal

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autumn rain
the blurred pattern
of falling light

 Jenny Fraser

First Place

I really enjoyed the mood and interplay of light suggested in this haiku. It works very well with the image and sets the scene to explore the different layers in the haiku and the B&W image. There is also a clever use of language and ‘falling light’ and ‘blurred patterns’ capture the feeling right away and draw one into the scene. Jenny Fraser has written a fine haiku that combines very well with the image to create a successful haiga. Continue reading “Winner of Autumn 2017 AHS Haiga Kukai: Seasonal”

Autumn AHS Haiga Kukai: Seasonal

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The Autumn Australian Haiku Society Haiga Kukai is now open for entries.  We would like to invite poets to send one haiku per image until 27th March.  The winning haiku will be displayed on the AHS website.

Please note that if more than one haiku per image is submitted by any individual, only the first haiku sent will be considered.

Submissions will only be accepted if entered in the comments section.

By entering the competition, entrants agree to make their haiku available for use on the AHS website, although the copyright will remain with the author.

No correspondence will be entered into regarding winning entries.

Good luck!

To enter, select the post title (or click here) and enter your haiku in the comment box below the post.

Please make sure that your name appears on your entry as you would like to see it on the website.

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED

Autumn AHS Haiga Kukai: Non-Seasonal

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The Autumn AHS Haiga Kukai is now open for entries.  We would like to invite poets to send one haiku per image until 27 March.  The winning haiku will be displayed on the AHS website.

Please note that if more than one haiku per image is submitted by any individual, only the first haiku sent will be considered.

Submissions will only be accepted if entered in the comments section.

By entering the competition, entrants agree to make their haiku available for use on the AHS website, although the copyright will remain with the author.

No correspondence will be entered into regarding winning entries.

Good luck!

To enter, select the post title (or click here) and enter your haiku in the comment box below the post.

Please make sure that your name appears on your entry as you would like to see it on the website.

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED

AHS Autumn Haiga Kukai: Call for Submissions

The Australian Haiku Society is delighted to announce that it will be holding a Haiga Kukai on the autumn equinox 2017.  Two images by Ron Moss will be displayed on the AHS website from 20th March and poets are invited to submit one previously unpublished haiku inspired by each image from that time until 27th March.  Ron will then select the winning haiku which will be displayed on the AHS website.

Please note that if more than one haiku per image is submitted by any individual, only the first haiku sent will be considered.

Submissions will only be accepted if entered in the comments section.

By entering the competition, entrants agree to make their haiku available for use on the AHS website, although the copyright will remain with the author

No correspondence will be entered into regarding winning entries.

 

Please make sure that your name appears on your entry as you would like to see it on the website.