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Haiku on Hay Poetry Competition

Haiku are fleeting
Beauty in every sentence
Are you ready to triumph?

The City of Perth Library and WA Poets invite you to enter our inaugural Haiku on Hay Poetry Competition.
The competition opens Monday 1 July and closes Wednesday 31 July 2024.
Entry is open to all. Only WA residents will be in the running for a prize. 
Entries will only be accepted via email to

1st prize - $300.00
2nd Prize - $200.00
3rd Prize – $100.00
Finalists – Highly Commended Certificates 

Winners and finalists will be notified by email once judging has concluded. Prizes will be awarded at WA Poets Presents—Poetry Awards Night at Perth Poetry Festival 2024 on Thursday 22 August at the State Library of WA. Poets are required to give their name and contact details for winner/finalist announcement. Two entries per person will be accepted.

Full Terms and Conditions

The Haiku on Hay Poetry Competition is coordinated by the City of Perth Library, and proudly supported by WA Poets Inc.

A maximum of two poems per poet can be submitted for judging.
This competition is for Haiku of three lines only.
Entries must be previously unpublished and must not infringe on existing copyright. 
All entries will be judged anonymously.
The judging panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
All entries must be submitted to clearly stating the name of the poem, first name, surname of the poet and preferred name for announcement, should they be successful (eg. first initial, surname).
Entrants will be notified of the prize winners by email once judging has concluded.
Prizes will be awarded at the launch of the 2024 Perth Poetry Festival on Thursday 22 August at the State Library of WA. 
All prize winners and finalists agree to have their entries with their preferred acknowledgement featured on the City of Perth’s and WA Poets’ promotional channels, as appropriate. 
City of Perth Staff, Contractors and Sub-contractors are not eligible to enter.

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    Monday 1 July 2024 to
    Wednesday 31 July 2024

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    City of Perth Library

    573 Hay Street

    Perth WA 6000