Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku and Senryu Competition - $100
The Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku and Senryu Competition for Grades 7-12 was founded in 1990 by the Sacred Heart Church in Camden, N.J. It is sponsored and administered by the Nick Virgilio Haiku Association in memory of Nicholas A. Virgilio, a charter member of the Haiku Society of America, who died in 1989. See the Nick Virgilio Haiku Association for more about Nick.
Eligibility: Any student in grades 7 through 12 enrolled in school may enter.
Regulations: Submit up to three haiku per student.
All haiku or senryu must be previously unpublished, original work, and not entered in any other contest or submitted elsewhere for publication. Please follow the guidelines carefully. Publication is defined as an appearance in a printed book, magazine, or journal (sold or given away), or in any online journal that presents edited periodic content. The appearance of poems in online discussion lists or personal websites is not considered publication. Judges will be asked to disqualify any haiku that they have seen before.
By entering the contest, you are granting permission for the Nicholas A. Virgilio Haiku Association and Haiku Society of America to print the award haiku and/or senryu on the Web.
ALSO, by entering the contest you are granting permission for the Nicholas A. Virgilio Haiku Association to print your poem in any possible future haiku anthologies sponsored by NVHA. Contestants may opt out of publication by emailing <NickVirgilioHaiku@gmail.com>.
New Online Submissions:
The NVHA & HSA have implemented a new online web submission process to simplify entries in the Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition. We STRONGLY encourage all submissions online but will still accept paper submissions this year during the transition.
Go to online entry form: <https://goo.gl/forms/C34Cbn4qetWu2ti13>
Adjudication: Judges will be named by the HSA.
Awards: Six poems will be selected and each awarded $100 — Awards will be higher if donations permit. The winning haiku/senryu and list of winners will be published in Frogpond and on the HSA web site. The high school of each student winner will receive a one-year membership to Frogpond, and each student winner will receive a one-year membership including the issue their haiku or senryu are published in.
Rights: All rights revert to the authors after publication.
Correspondence: Please keep a copy of your haiku; entries cannot be returned.