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Submissions: All entries must be in English, unpublished, and not currently under consideration by any online or printed publication.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
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Outside the windows, a mallard pair and their twelve yellow ducklings swam on cloud darkened water, when the Central Valley Haiku Club held their first spring meeting on Saturday, April 14, at the Gekkeikan Sake Factory in Folsom. Attending were Yvonne Cabalona, Ricado de Bernardi, Bill Owen and Leslie Rose.
This was primarily a “tech” session, with the goal of bringing everyone up to speed so that, in the future, we can begin to conduct some of our meetings via “Skype”. Skype names were exchanged and a time set for a trial run.
This settled, we discussed this year’s Jerry Kilbride English Language Haibun contest which is currently underway. In an effort to allow entrants time to send in multiple submissions, the deadline for the contest has been set as December 1st this year. (Full information about the contest may be found at our website: www.blinkhaiku.blogspot.com as well as on page 26 of the HSA March Newsletter.) We are anticipating another set of extraordinary submissions.
Congratulations were in order for Yvonne who will have several previously published haiku appearing in an anthology of poems, “The Temple Bell Stops”, collected by Robert Epstein, on the theme grief and loss.
With these bits of business out of the way, the group then conducted a tan renga workshop, and created several poems before closing time, when we adjourned with the promise of meeting on-line in the evening to test the “Skype” conference call system.
The evening “Skype” test had its “trial and error” moments. And in the end we were unable to do a video conference, but the audio conference worked well. Enthused, we have set our next meeting for June 16th at 1:30, and it will be our first official “Skype” club meeting. In preparation for that, members will be upgrading and checking out other on-line alternatives.
We are feeling quite technologically accomplished.