The Haiku Foundation, as part of its mission to expand possibilities for English-language haiku, created the Touchstone Awards Series in 2010. The goal: to reward excellence and innovation in the haiku genre. The Awards recognize work published during every calendar year. The results are determined through a year-long nomination and selection process, and are released in April of the following year. Award-recipients are selected by independent panels comprised of authorities in the field.
Nominations for the 2019 Touchstone Awards are OPEN. 2019 winners will be finalized April 17, 2020, International Haiku Poetry Day, and will be announced on the Foundation’s website on the days that follow, one per day. For current and past award-recipients, please click the archive link.