The Jerry Kilbride Memorial 2012 English-Language Haibun Contest
The 11th Annual Jerry Kilbride Memorial
2013 English-Language Haibun Contest!
Sponsor: Central Valley Haiku Club (CVHC)
Deadline: In hand by December 1, 2013
Submissions: All entries must be in English, unpublished, and not currently under consideration by any online or printed publication.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, August 30, 2011
During the "Dog Days of Summer" the members of the CVHC met, as planned, the hot afternoon of August 13th, at the Gekkeikan Sake Factory in Folsom and shared a potluck of foods while catching up on all that has been happening with the various members over the last several months.
Attending were members Bill Owen, Mark Hollingsworth, Yvonne Cabalona, Ricardo de Bernardi and Leslie Rose. We were pleased to hear that member Lana, who we have missed over the last several meetings, had contacted Bill to say that she will be rejoining us in October for our annual Haiku Reading event.
Yvonne reported that she has secured the meeting room at the Sake Factory for us for that reading. We will be performing between the hours of 1:00-3:00 and will retire to the tasting room for a meeting from 3:00-4:00 directly after that.
Regarding our annual Jerry Kilbride Haibun Contest, Yvonne is looking for more entries during these last few weeks before the deadline. To spur entrants to get their poems in, we will be posting twice to Facebook during August.
We briefly discussed Tanka Prose and member Leslie was asked to check to see if there are currently any contests being run for that particular form.
We congratulated Bill who has a haiku appearing in the latest issue of Frogpond (Vol. 34:2, 2011).
Yvonne shared her poem, "Into the Dark", and the story behind it, which has been accepted for publication in the upcoming Bottle Rockets.
With that we had to close the meeting, but are looking forward to our next gathering on October 8th at the Gekkeikan Sake Factory in Folsom. (Anyone wanting more information about that Reading may go to our Facebook page or our blogspot: http://blinkhaiku.blogspot.com).