Updated December 18, 2017


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(In-hand unless noted

otherwise at official source for event)


(Always verify items of interest with the official source as dates do change, and last year's information may no longer apply. We do try to keep this calendar current and correct, and hope you will help us do that.)


January 21, 2018

Entries: Association Santoka International Haiku/Haiga Contest


January 31

Entries:  Haiku Poets of Northern California - Rengay

Results: Previous Years



Entries:  The British Haiku Awards




Entries: Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition

Results including previous years



Entries: Annual Genjuan International Haibun Contest




Entries: The Haiku Canada Betty Drevniok Award

Results previous years


February 1

Entry period begins: Sharpening the Green Pencil

Results previous year


February 2, 2018

Entries: Golden Triangle’s 2018 Golden Haiku contest


February 15, 2017


Entries:  Mildred Kanterman Memorial Merit Book Awards

Results: Previous years


February 28

Entries: Haiku Society of America Lionel Einbond Renku Competition

Results: Previous years



Entry period ends: Sharpening of the Green Pencil Haiku Contest 2017

Results previous year



Entries: Entries: Annual ITO EN Oi Ocha Haiku Contest

Results   2017 = Previous Years: scroll down


March 1

Entry period begins: Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational




Entry period ends: The Snapshot Press Book Awards



Entries: The Vladimir Devide Haiku Award 2018




Entries: Wild Plum Haiku Contest 2017 [and 2017 results]

Results previous years


March 13

Entries:  Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award Competition

Results: Previous years [scroll to bottom and click on "Annual Spiess Memorial Contest"


March 17, 2017

Entries: The Jane Reichhold Memorial International Prize - 15th Annual UkiaHaiku Festival


March 25

Entries: Annual Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition

Results: Previous years


March 31

Entries: Annual Hortensia Anderson Memorial Awards


March 31, 2017

Entries: Journal of Romanian-Japanese cultural interferences REVISTA haiku contest


March 31, 2017

Entries: A White Stork Haiku Competition

Results 2017


April 15

Entries:  Kaji Aso Studio Annual Haiku Contest

Results: scroll down


April 17, 2017

Entries: Third Annual Best Hooked on Haiku Contest


May 15, 2017

Entry period begins for Second Annual H. Gene Murtha Memorial Senryu Contest

Results 2017 – scroll down for pdf


May 25, 2017

Entry period ends for Second Annual H. Gene Murtha Memorial Senryu Contest

Results 2017 – scroll down for pdf


May 31

Entries: The New Zealand Poetry Society’s Annual International Poetry Competition



Entries: Annual Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Kiyoshi & Kiyoko Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest

Results 2016


June 1

Entries: The Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Award

Results 2017



Entry period ends: Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational



June 3, 2017

9th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest

Results 2017 – pdf download


June 25, 2017

Entries:  Third Annual Sonic Boom Senryu Contest

Previous year's results – scroll down


June 30

Entries:  Haiku Society of America Haibun Awards

Results: Previous years



Entries:  Harold G. Henderson Awards for Haiku

Results: Previous years



Entries:  Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Senyru

Results: Previous years



Entries: The Tanka Society of America Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest

Results: 2016 and Previous Years


June 30

Entries: 13th Pumpkin Festival In The Town Of Ivanić-Grad 2017; Theme: pumpkins. For more information, contact dvrozic [at] gmail [dot] com

Results, 2016


June 30, 2017

Entries: 6th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest

Results previous year


July 1, 2018

Entries: 2018 Masa Haiku Contest



July 20, 2017

Entries: 2nd World Haiku Association Contest



July 31

Entries: The Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards

Results: Previous Years



Entries: UHTS "Fleeting Words" Tanka Contest


September 1

Entries: Annual Mainichi Daily News Haiku Contest

Results for previous years [scroll down]


September 1, 2017

Contest Begins: Lyrical Passion's World Haiku Competition


September 11, 2017

Entries: International "Kusamakura" haiku competition



September 20, 2017

Entries: Annual Porad Award



September 22, 2017

Entries: Haiku International Association (HIA) 19th Annual Haiku Competition

Results previous years


October 1, 2016

Entry period begins: Annual Genjuan International Haibun Contest

Results 2017 and previous years


October 31

Entries: 2016 Katikati Haiku Contest

Results Previous Years (scroll to bottom of page)



Entries:  Haiku Poets of Northern California - Haiku, Senryu, Tanka

Results: Previous Years


October 31, 2017

Entries: 2017 Autumn Moon Journal International Haiku Contest



November 1, 2017

Contest Deadline: Lyrical Passion's World Haiku Competition


November 10

Entries: 6th International haiku contest, Lotos Magazine (Serbia). For details, contact dejan [dot] bogojevic [at] gmail [dot] com


November 30

Entries: The Heron's Nest Illustration Contest

Results 2016



Entries: Irish Haiku Society (IHS International Haiku Competition 2017

Results previous year – Scroll Down


November 30, 2017

Entries: 7th Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest



Entries: Polish International Haiku Competition

Results Results 2016 -  Previous Years


December 1

Entries: Annual Jerry Kilbridge Memorial English-Language Haibun Contest



December 31


Nominations (previous results—see archives): The Haiku Foundation's Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems





Nominations:  The Haiku Foundation's Touchstone Book Awards




Entries:  Martin Lucas Haiku Award




Entries: IRIS Little Haiku Contest 2017.  Theme: International Travel. For details, contact dvrozic [at] gmail [dot] com