Maximum number of haiku allowed: five (5) haiku in English
Judging criteria: Selection will be blind to authorship and the sole criterion will be excellence
Judge: to be identified with the winners
Entry fee: none
Eligibility: all haiku poets other than the staff of The Heron's Nest, and the contest judge
First Place - $150 plus a copy of To Hear the Rain and a miniature crystal turtle
Second Place - $75 plus a copy of To Hear the Rain
Third Place - $50 plus a copy of To Hear the Rain
Honorable Mention (up to five recipients) - award certificates and recognition on our "Awards" page and in our annual print edition.
NOTE: monetary awards to non-US winners will be made through PayPal, where possible, in order to avoid the high cost of bank processing fees.
Deadline for entries: June 1, 2020
How to enter: By email to John Stevenson at firstname.lastname@example.org (put "Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Award" in the subject line; provide haiku in the body of the email only--attachments will not be opened; include your name and your location as you would like to see each listed) The submitted poems must not have been published; not accepted for publication; not under consideration by anyone other than us until we announce the contest results.
Announcement of results: July 31, 2020 on our web site.