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 2012 Touchstone Awards are closed. The 2012 winners will be announced in April 2013. We are not yet accepting nominations for the 2013 Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems. You can, however, send books for the 2013 Touchstone Distinguished Books Award at any time.
For profiles of the Touchstone Awards Panels, and for instructions on how to submit nominations, please click the awards links below. For current and past award-recipients, please click the archive link.