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The 2012 Francine Porad Award for Haiku

Haiku Northwest is pleased to announce the ninth annual Porad Haiku Contest, cosponsored by Haiku Northwest and the 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, 2012 (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 11–14, 2012.


Adjudication: Our 2012 judge is Deborah P Kolodji, moderator of the Southern California Haiku Study Group.


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Submissions: Please submit your previously unpublished poems on 8.5x11-inch or A4 paper (multiple poems on one sheet is preferred, more than one sheet is acceptable; do not use other sizes of paper or index cards).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, 2012 to:


Porad Haiku Award

c/o Nancy Dahlberg

1757 NW 59th St. #301

Seattle, WA 98107 USA


Additional Information: See past Porad Award results.