Here at With Words we believe in acting locally and thinking globally,
so half of any profits from this competition will go towards literacy
work with children in developing countries, and half will go to
supporting With Words literacy projects in the UK.
1st Prize: £200
2nd Prize: £50
There will also be Highly Commended and Commended categories.
The winning poems will be published on the website. Highly Commended
authors will also be invited to have their haiku published on the
website or choose to retain them for other competitions.
For the purposes of this competition haiku should consist of three
lines but may have any syllable count. For examples of contemporary
haiku please click onto "more" at the top of the page to bring up
different haiku, and for further information on the haiku form, please
click onto: what.html.
Entries will be processed by a With Words administrator and judged
anonymously by Japan Times award-winning poet Alan Summers.
Entry is open to anyone except With Words appointees involved in the
administration and judging of the competition.
Entries must be your own work in English and you must be the sole
copyright owner of the work. In future years, it may be possible to
open up the competition to other languages.
|£2 per haiku|
|£5 for 3 haiku|
|£10 for 10 haiku|
All entries should be received by the end of Sunday 21st November
Winners and their winning poems will be announced on this website by Christmas 2010.
If you wish to receive a notification of the winners by email, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with no message except “Notify 2010” in the subject line.
We also look forward to posting details of the proceeds raised, and announcing the literacy work we are able to fund from this competition.
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With Words reserves the right not go ahead with the competition if
there are insufficient entries to cover the prize money. In the event
that this is the case, entry fees will be returned. The decision of the
judge is final, and correspondence will not be entered into. Entry into
this competition implies acceptance that the competition will operate
in the manner as described in all paragraphs above.