2013 Tokutomi Memorial Contest Announcement

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society
sponsors the annual 
Kiyoshi & Kiyoko Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest

In-hand Deadline:  May 31, 2013

Prizes:  $100  $50  $25

Contest Rules:

  • Haiku must be in English.
  • Haiku must each have 17 syllables in a 5-7-5 pattern.
  • Each haiku must use only one kigo from the contest list.
  • Haiku with more than one recognized kigo will be disqualified.

2013  Contest Kigo List

New Year:  first sun, New Year’s reunion
Spring:        sugar moon, soap bubble      
Summer:     iris, iced coffee
Autumn:      migrating raptors, grasshopper
Winter:       whale, long underwear
  • Entry fee $7.00 per page of three haiku.  No limit on entries.  Entries will not be returned. No refunds.
  • For paper submission, put three poems per page and send 4 copies of each page, with your name and address on only one copy, typed on 8 ½ x 11 paper. (See below for the option to submit by email, if and only if the fee is paid by Paypal.)
  • Make checks or money orders payable to “Yuki Teikei Haiku Society.” Overseas entrants please use International Postal Money Order, in U.S. currency only.
  • For a paper copy of the results (which will also be Web-available) send a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) marked “Contest Winners.”  Writers abroad: Please enclose a self-addressed envelope (SAE) plus enough postage in international reply coupons for air mail return.  (See below for option to you pay by Paypal.)
  • Entries must be original, unpublished, and not under consideration elsewhere.  No previous winning haiku are eligible.
  • This contest is open to anyone, except for the YT President and Contest Chair.
  • Final selection will be made by a distinguished haiku poet.  The Society may print winning poems and commentary in its newsletter, web site, annual anthology, and brochures.
  • If not pre-paying by Paypal, send entries with entry fee by mail to:
YTHS Tokutomi Contest
J. Zimmerman – Contest Chair
P.O. Box 757
Santa Cruz, CA  95061
  • Alternatively, you may pay the contest entry fee via Paypal  to yukiteikei@msn.com . (For PayPal information see the YTHS web site, http://youngleaves.org/ .) On the PayPal transmittal page, show the subject as “2013 Tokutomi Contest entries”, and in the message section provide your name and number of poems submitted.
  • If (and only if) you pay by PayPal, you may submit your contest entries by email to zim (at) skyhighway dot com .
  • Contest results will be announced at the 2013 YTHS Annual Haiku Retreat in early November and be available on this website soon after.

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