Friday, August 05, 2016

Haiku Contest open for entries

The Katikati Haiku Contest is open for entries and offering cash prizes totalling $175 in the senior section and $85 in the junior section thanks to Kings Seeds. All proceeds go to the Katikati Haiku Pathway project which is in the process of adding two new poem boulders to its collection of 43. The pathway opened with a karakia at dawn on January 1, 2000, one of this country’s Millennium Projects. (Katikati Haiku Pathway link)

The free, online booklet, Learning to Write Haiku, produced by Katherine Raine for the NZ Poetry Society, covers techniques, offers a lesson plan and includes exemplar haiku by young people.

Entries to the Katikati Haiku Contest, which is biennial, should be in hand by October 31. Visit this website to see a full set of entry rules and fees.

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