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ukiaHaiku Festival

Ukiah is a town in northern California whose name, spelled backwards, forms the word “haiku.” In 2010 the City of Ukiah will hold its 8th annual haiku contest and festival.

The festival encourages local, national, and international submissions of Contemporary Haiku.

Website Address:

Fee: $5 for up to 3 haiku.

Limit: maximum 3 haiku per person.

Eligibility: age 19 and over.

Submission Guidelines:

If emailing, please follow the instructions on the website, or:

1) Send a separate email for each haiku to Please send no more than three haiku. In the body of the email include: a) author’s name; b) email address; c) the category (Contemporary); d) the poem; e) alternate/additional contact information

2) Send the fee by snail mail to ukiaHaiku festival, POB 865, Ukiah, CA 95482.
If snail mailing: Please go to, download the form and follow theinstructions on the form.

Deadline: February 26, 2010 (postmark or email date).

Judging: Internationally famous haiku poet Jane Reichhold will judge the Contemporary Haiku category.

Awards: $100 first place, $50 second place, $25 third place, plus a small booklet of winning poems and publication in that booklet.

Festival and Awards Ceremony: Sunday April 18, 2010, 2 p.m. Winners are strongly encouraged to attend the festival to read their poems.

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