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The Betty Drevniok Award

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

Coordinator for Betty Drevniok Award: Joanne Morcom

The 2019 Betty Drevniok Award - Submission Guidelines

Send your submission to bettydrevniokaward2019@haikucanada.org with Drevniok Award 2019 in the subject line.

Deadline: January 31st, 2019.

Send up to three unpublished haiku, in English, in the body of your email, (not as an attachment) followed by your street address and phone number.

Please use email if possible. If you have no access to email, send your submissions to:
Drevniok Award
1314 Southbow Place S. W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2W 0X9

Winners will be announced at the Haiku Canada Weekend in May, 2019 and available by June 1st on the website.

The Betty Drevniok Award 2018 Results

First prize - Bruce H. Feingold, Walnut Creek, CA, USA
Second prize - Ann Magyar, Brighton, MA, USA
Third prize - Indra Neil Mekala, Andhra Pradesh, India

Winning haiku and the list of honourable mentions

The judge's comments

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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