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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Katikati Haiku Contest

The Bi-annual Katikati Haiku Pathway Contest is open for entries.
Closes: April 16.
Cost: Within NZ: 18 & over, $5/ 3 haiku or $2/haiku. 17 & under $1 / up to 2 haiku. For overseas entrants: $US5/3 haiku or $US2/haiku.

Unpublished haiku only (broadcast or appearing on the Internet is deemed to be publication). Send 2 copies of each poem, with one copy only including your name, address, phone number (no mobiles please) and email address. For the junior section please also include your age. Haiku should preferably be typewritten, 4/5 poems to an A4 sheet is fine. A judge's report will be sent by email, otherwise include a stamped addressed envelope with your entry.

Senior section judge is Sandra Simpson, with Catherine Mair judging the junior section. Cash prizes totalling $NZ175 in the senior section (18 and over) and $NZ90 in the junior section (17 and under). Prizes will be announced and awarded at an event in Katikati on June 6.

Send entries to: Katikati Haiku Contest, PO Box 183, Katikati 3166, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. No email entries.


  1. Does the winner get a rock in the KatiKati haiku walk?

  2. No, but wouldn't that be awesome! It's the pathway's tenth anniversary this year and they are putting down 10 new bolders as part of a celebration. Margaret Beverland has had a haiku chosen for one of them. Very cool!