The Jerry Kilbride Memorial 2015 English-Language Haibun Contest
The 13th Annual Jerry Kilbride Memorial
2015 English-Language Haibun Contest!
Sponsor: Central Valley Haiku Club (CVHC)
Deadline: In hand by December 1, 2015
Submissions: All entries must be in English, unpublished, and not currently under consideration by any online or printed publication. Haibun that have appeared on social network sites are not considered published for the purposes of this contest. There is no limit to the number or length of any submissions. Submit three copies of each haibun, two (2) copies without author information attached for anonymous judging, one (1) copy with author’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address for notification purposes. A first prize of $100 and a second prize of $50 will be awarded. Honorable mention certificates also will be given. The entry fee of $5 (US) per haibun should be paid by check and made out to: Mark Hollingsworth (CVHC Treasurer).
Eligibility: Open to the public; CVHC officers are not eligible.
Correspondence: No entries will be returned. Contestants will be notified by email. Please note that entries that fail to adhere to contest rules will be disqualified.
Judges: Will not be disclosed until the contest winner has been decided.
Send entries to: Yvonne Cabalona,
709 Auburn Street,
Modesto, CA 95350-6079.
If you have further questions, please contact Yvonne Cabalona, YCabalona@gmail.com
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
As Fall of 2015 deepened into Winter, and the holidays consumed the last of the year, the Central Valley Haiku Club was kept busy.
On Saturday, October 24th, with the sparkle of sun rays glinting off the waters that surround the Gekkeikan Sake Factory's meeting rooms, members Yvonne Cabalona, Mark Hollingsworth, Bill Owen, and Leslie Rose shared haiku, senryu, and haibun before a gracious audience of members, friends and family members. It was, as always, a lovely culmination to our months of writing.
Then, as December arrived, we wrote "closed" to another Jerry Kilbride Memorial English-Language Haibun Contest. The submissions were sent to the judges for their consideration.
A funny thing happened on our way to our favorite "feeding trough" and the site of several years' worth of meetings...We arrived to celebrate our usual December holiday meeting, that marks the end of our year, to find that our restaurant had closed its doors. In search of a place to gather, a nearby restaurant was chosen, but the din of diners and workers made visiting difficult. We will definitely miss the Eastern Empire and are currently still searching for a meeting spot replacement.
By January, the winners of our Haibun Contest had been chosen. There were many commendable submissions, but, in the end, three entries caught and held our attention. Two of the entries were given Second Place prizes each: Sidney Bending for his comical "Soft Shoe" and Renee Owen for her poignant piece "Under the Sea". First Place was awarded to Margaret Chula for her colorful and sensuous "Dusky Rose". As Yvonne, our president, commented: "There are stories and poems in each of us and every year we look forward to, and are appreciative of your submissions." So we hope that this next year's contest will see more folks writing and submitting entries.
As we enter February, we will be meeting for the first time in this New Year at the Gekkeikan Sake Factory in Folsom at 12:00 on Saturday, February 13th. Should you be in our neighborhood, you are cordially invited to join us to share writings and laughter.
Monday, October 05, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
We are pleased to announce that our winning entries will be published for all to read in the April CHO. Be looking for that issue and those winning entries.