Washington Poets Association. The contest is named for Francine Porad, founder (in 1988) of Haiku Northwest, former president of the Haiku Society of America, and editor for eight years of Brussels Sprout, an international journal of haiku and art. We welcome your haiku submissions!
Deadline: Received by August 31, 2011 (late entries may be accepted, but only at the discretion of the contest organizers).
Prizes: Cash prizes $100 for first prize, $50 for second prize, and $25 for third prize. Poems will also be published on the Washington Poets Association website. Winners will be announced at Haiku Northwest’s annual Seabeck Haiku Getaway, to be held October 13–16, 2011.
Adjudication: Our 2011 judge will be Susan Constable. She is a frequent contributor to more than a dozen haiku, tanka, and haiga journals. Featured in various anthologies, including New Resonance 6, Montage: The Book, and winner of the 2010 Porad Award, she says she feels both challenged and honored to judge the 2011 competition.
Fees: $1 per poem (unlimited entries), payable in cash or by check or money order in U.S. funds to “Haiku Northwest.”
Submissions: Please submit your previously unpublished poems on 8.5x11-inch or A4 paper (multiple poems on one sheet is preferred, more than one sheet is acceptable; do not use other sizes of paper or index cards). Please submit one copy of each sheet with your name, address, and email address and another copy without author identification for anonymous judging. Submit your entries with payment to “Haiku Northwest” to be received by August 31, 2011 to:
Porad Haiku Contest
c/o Ida M. Freilinger
3325 172nd Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98008-2044 USA
Additional Information: See past Porad Award results.