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Submissions: All entries must be in English, unpublished, and not currently under consideration by any online or printed publication.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
Saturday, October 29, 2011
As autumn crept into the California central valley and surrounding hills, on Saturday, October 8th, 2011, the Central Valley Haiku Club held their annual English Language Haiku reading at the Gekkeikan Sake Factory, 1136 Sibley Street, Folsom, CA. This event, along with many other art activities, is held in conjunction with Folsom's yearly celebration of the arts.
Before an audience of around two dozen, and with the koi pond as backdrop, club members Yvonne Cabalona, Bill Owen, Mark Hollingsworth, Lana Campbell, and Leslie Rose, shared information about the various haiku forms and then read some of their poetry, while member Ricardo de Bernardi took pictures. To everyone's delight, at the end of the reading, some of the audience members shared their poetry as well.
When the reading was finished and the audience had departed, the Club held their next to the last meeting of the year.
The first item of discussion was the 2011 Jerry Kilbride Memorial English Language Haibun contest which closed on October 1st. Yvonne reported that the submissions have gone to the judges and we will be receiving notification of our winners before our next meeting in December. So, with this contest almost put to bed, it was decided that we should, even before this year ends, begin notifying poets of our next haibun contest, our ninth annual event, which will have a deadline of December 1st, 2012. We are hoping, with a full year to write, and with a later deadline, more writers will submit entries. Full information about the contest may be found at our website: www.blinkhaiku.blogspot.com
We had several celebrations. Yvonne has been invited to submit copies of her Chapbook, Down the Mermaid's Back, for consideration for the Touchstone Award. She also will have one of her poems published in the "Heron's Nest". And Leslie announced that one of her tanka's will be published in #5 of "Moonbathing".
As this meeting ended, the date of December 3rd was chosen for the last meeting of the year. We will again meet at the Eastern Empire Restaurant on Howe Avenue in Sacramento at 12:30 to share laughter, poems and good food.