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2015 Porad Award

Haiku Northwest is pleased to announce the twelfth annual Porad Haiku Award. 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: Postmarked by August 15, 2015 (late entries may be accepted, but only at the discretion of the contest organizers).


Prizes: $100 for first prize, $50 for second prize, and $25 for third prize. Poems will also be published on the Haiku Northwest website. Winners will be announced at Haiku Northwest’s annual Seabeck Haiku Getaway, to be held October 1–4, 2015.


Adjudication: Our 2015 judge is Carolyn Hall, former editor of Mariposa and Acorn haiku magazines, and officer of the Haiku Poets of Northern California.


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Submissions: Please submit your previously unpublished poems on 8.5x11-inch or A4 paper (multiple poems on one sheet is preferred, more than one sheet is acceptable; do not use other sizes of paper or index cards). Poems posted on public Facebook pages, blogs, or other websites are not eligible for submission. By submitting, you assert that your entries are previously unpublished and are solely your own original creations. 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,” postmarked by August 15, 2015, to:


Porad Haiku Award

c/o Richard and Kathleen Tice

27049 118th Place SE

Kent, WA 98030 USA


Additional Information: See past Porad Award results. If you have questions, please email WelchM@aol.com.