A quickie fun link for those haiku (and tea!) lovers out there. The well-known tea company Oi Ocha is hosting a “new haiku” contest that is open from now through February 28. All ages and nationalities are welcome to submit their (English language) poem on whatever topic they would like. There are a variety of prizes for multiple winners.
The procedures are simple:
One contestant may submit up to six poems by postcard, A4-sized fax, or the Internet.
Application must include the poems and the name of the entry division. Applicants also must include their name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, age, and any Haiku group or club of which they are a member. Students are also asked to include their school names.
When applying with standard postcards, write the poems and entry division on the rear and the other information on the front.
You can also see past winners and their poems here! Good luck and get writing! 🙂