• Pamela A. Babusci

    Pamela A. Babusci (born Pamela Ann Babusci, January 28, 1950, Rochester, New York, U.S.A.), haiku, haiga, and tanka poet. She has won top prizes and honorable mentions in haiku and tanka competitions in Japan, the U.K., and the U.S.A. Babusci was the founder and editor of Moonbathing: A Journal of Women’s Tanka and currently edits The Art of Tanka. She has published three collections of tanka. She is also a creative artist working in various media and designed the logos for two Haiku North America conferences. Babusci resides in Rochester, New York.

  • Chad Lee Robinson

    Chad Lee Robinson (born July 8, 1980, Pierre, South Dakota, U.S.A.), grocery store manager and haiku, senryu, and tanka poet. Midwest Region Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America and panelist for the Touchstone Distinguished Books Award. Has published four books and chapbooks of haiku and won top awards from Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, and The Haiku Foundation. Resides in Pierre, South Dakota.

  • Harry Gilli

    Harry Gilli (born Harry Reed Gilli, March 22, 1951, DeLand, Florida, U.S.A.), retired from a 23-year career in the U.S. Air Force. An early participant in the Shiki Internet Kukai; published work in journals including Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Acorn, and Haiku Light in the late 1990s. Won Second Prize in the Herb Barrett Award competition (1999). Lives in Marietta, Georgia.

  • Ferris Gilli

    Ferris Gilli (born Ferris Maureen Paulk, April 13, 1943, Tifton, Georgia, U.S.A.), poet, critic, and editor publishing haiku since 1996 and winning competitions since 1998. Active in various educational projects of the World Haiku Club and editor of Treetops, a haiku column in its World Haiku Review in the early 2000s. Published a haiku collection, Shaped by the Wind (2006) and coedited a collection of the haiku of Peggy Willis Lyles (2022). Formerly an Associate Editor and now Consulting Editor of The Heron’s Nest. Resides in Marietta, Georgia.

  • Steliana Cristina Voicu

    Steliana Cristina Voicu (born May 16, 1987, Ploieşti, Romania), poet and writer publishing haiku, haiga, tanka, poetry, and short prose in Romanian, English, French, and Japanese. Listed on the European Top 100 most creative haiku authors every year from 2012 through 2023. Has won top prizes in haiku and tanka competitions in Poland, the U.S.A., Canada, and Japan. Founding editor of the online Enchanted Garden Haiku Journal; resides in Ploiești, Romania.

  • Vandana Parashar

    Vandana Parashar (born Vandana Mehta, January 2, 1975, Ambala Cantonment, Haryana, India), past part-time lecturer in microbiology, editor, and poet whose haiku, senryu, tanka, and tanka prose are published in national and international journals and have won top awards in international competitions; has had a haiku shortlisted for a Touchstone Award. Published two senryu chapbooks, I Am (2019) and Alone, I Am Not (2022). An associate editor of haikuKATHA, an editor of Poetry Pea and #FemkuMag, and formerly a featured columnist for Whiptail. Resides in Panchkula, Haryana, India.

  • European Kukai (2013–2023)

    The European Quarterly Kukai, an online kukai, was inaugurated in March 2013, the project of Polish haiku poets Krzysztof Kokot and Robert Kania. Until 2018 each of the quarterly kukai was keyed to one of the four seasons, then the competitions were made annual and renamed the European Kukai. In its later years the kukai attracted as many as 260 entries from poets in up to 50 countries. The kukai ran for 25 editions, last posting results in March 2023.

  • Polish International Haiku Competition (2011– )

    The annual Polish International Haiku Competition was inaugurated in 2011. It was organized for the first four years by Rafał Zabratyński, and in 2016, the recently formed Polish Haiku Association (Polskie Stowarzyszenie Haiku) took over administration of the competition. Poets worldwide are invited to submit one classically structured, original, and unpublished haiku in English. The judges award book prizes for first, second, and third place haiku and certificates for up to ten commendations.

  • Harold G. Henderson Haiku Awards (1976– )

    Established in 1976, the Haiku Society of America’s Harold G. Henderson Haiku Awards have been given out each year for the best English-language haiku submitted to the contest. As one of the oldest haiku contests in the West and open to the public, the Henderson Awards enjoy pride of place among English-language haiku contests.

  • Francine Porad Award (2004– )

    First held in 2004, the annual haiku award is named for Francine Porad (1929–2006), founder of Haiku Northwest, president of the Haiku Society of America, and editor for eight years of Brussels Sprout, an international journal of haiku and art. The contest typically attracts several hundred entries from around the world, awards cash prizes for three winning entries, and selects three or four honorable mentions.