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The Betty Drevniok Award

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


The Betty Drevniok Award Results 2021

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2021 Haiku Canada Betty Drevniok Award.

First prize - Antoinette Cheung, Vancouver, Canada
Second prize - Dejan Pavlinovic, Pula, Croatia
Third prize - Gina, Tasmania, Australia

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


Guidelines for the Betty Drevniok Award 2021
Submissions are now closed!

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Submit up to three unpublished haiku which are not under consideration anywhere else.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

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



Haiku from the 2013 Haiku Canada Holographic Anthology

one blossom closes
another opens
spring morning

~kjmunro~

cranberry bog
wading through
a million suns

~Ellen Cooper~

Anniversary
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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