The HaikuNow! Contest originated in our second year of operations, 2010, and has been a popular feature of the Foundation. We offer awards in three categories: Traditional (5-7-5 or nearly so, with a cut and a season word); Contemporary (less concerned with syllable counts and “classical” topics); and Innovative (everything else). The contest also features a Guest Judge—a well-known poet, scholar or critic—from outside the haiku community in one of the categories. To date these Guest Judges have included Billy Collins (Traditional, 2010), Jane Hirshfield (Traditional, 2011-2012) and Peter Duppenthaler (Traditional, 2013). Below you’ll find results from each of these events, which we hope will inspire your entries in the next one!