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The Betty Drevniok Award

Haiku Canada established this annual competition in memory of Betty Drevniok, past president of the society.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for the 2021 Annual Betty Drevniok Award

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Submit via email to: bettydrevniokaward2021@haikucanada.org

Subject line: 2021 Drevniok

Submission Requirements:

Submit up to three unpublished haiku which are not under consideration anywhere else.
Put the three haiku in the body of an email, followed by your snail mail address as follows:
Your Name
Your email address
Your snail mail address (including city, state/province, country, postal code and telephone number)

Please do not number your haiku.
Please type your haiku directly into the email.
Please do not use colored fonts.

If you do not have access to email snail mail your submission to the coordinator as follows.
Submissions to be in hand by the deadline.
Carole MacRury
1636 Edwards Drive
Point Roberts, WA 98281

Winners will be announced at the Haiku Canada Weekend in May, 2021
and available by June 1st on the website.

The Betty Drevniok Award Results 2020

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2020 Haiku Canada Betty Drevniok Award.
My deepest thanks to kj munro for her excellent job of judging and commenting on our three top winners and eight honorable mentions.

We had a total of 660 haiku 229 poets from 38 countries. The biggest showing was from Canada, US, Australia, India, Croatia and Romania with a singular entry from Vietnam who won an HM.

Trifolds of the winning entries containing the judge’s commentary can be found here.

Congratulations to all winners and thanks to all poets for their submissions and their support of our contest.
Carole MacRury
Contest Coordinator

Haiku from the 2013 Haiku Canada Holographic Anthology

one blossom closes
another opens
spring morning


cranberry bog
wading through
a million suns

~Ellen Cooper~

on his bedside table
a thin film of dust

~Pat Benedict~

wind on the water
I change the colour of her hair
in my poem

~Nick Avis~

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