Haiku Expo 2019
In the spirit of raising awareness of the arts and culture of Japan to the people of Arizona, we challenged you to write your own Arizona-inspired Haiku. Haiku poetry typically contain a reference to images of nature. They use simple concrete images of things we can see, smell, taste, touch, or feel. The best haiku poems reveal the essence of a thing so clearly that the reader can experience the momentary scene or insight that inspired the author.
2019 Winners Announcement
Thank you for participating in this year's Haiku Expo poetry contest. We have selected over 100 Outstanding and 200 Honorable Mention haiku from over 1000 entries from all across the State. Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to those who have been selected as winners. Even if your haiku was not selected your participation is greatly appreciated and we would like to encourage all to continue composing haiku that capture and convey a concrete image that you experienced and share it with others through this annual haiku expo or other means.
The 2019 Outstanding Haiku were on display February 23 -24 at the Matsuri festival in Heritage Square Park and both Outstanding and Honorable Mention Haiku winners have been published in a freely downloadable eBook which will is available from here.
Educator's are encouraged to send us an email and learn how to get your students involved next year. Contact us here.
Resources, Guidelines, Lesson Plans, Terms
2. Learn all about Haiku in the Reference Guide & Lesson Plans
3. Review the Haiku Submission Guidelines.
4. All entrants must read and agree to the Terms and Conditions to participate.
* Download all above documents as a single PDF file.
* Check out all the winners from the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Haiku Expo in our freely downloadable eBook.
* Visit the Haiku booth at Arizona Matsuri on Feb 23-24, 2019 to see a selecton of winning Haiku on display
The 2019 Haiku Expo Submission deadline passed on February 11th, 2019 and the selected winners will be published in the 2019 Haiku Expo eBook and on display at the Haiku Booth during the festival.