A New haiku Competition in Croatia !



Here is an e-mail from my haiku friends in Croatia, informing us of “A new haiku competition in Croatia.”

We sincerely hope that you are willing to send your haiku, sharing it with each other. 


Dear Hidenori-san,


sending you warm regards from Croatia!


It’s been quite exciting here, Croatian haijins gathered in the town of Delnice, the mountains of Gorski Kotar, the Green Heart of Croatia. 

There, beside many interesting and beautiful things, we had a haiku recital by adult poets and many wonderful haiku written by grammar school children.  Also, there happened an arrangement for the haiku competition with the theme of the blood donation, between the representative of the Croatian Institute for the Transfusion Medicine, Zagreb, and our Haiku Association “Three Rivers” from the town of Ivanic Grad.


We love haiku, in his very special way he connects poets of the world, and then, here is the blood donation, such a wonderful thing we can do for each other, to help save lives.  Connecting the two is to me and my husband, both the blood donors as well as haiku poets, very exciting work we can do!


If possible, please inform public about this competition, so many haiku poets join in.


Sending you our regards with many thanks for your time, sincerely Djurdja and Stjepan Rozic




Croatian Institute for Transfusion Medicine, Zagreb and the Haiku Association “Three Rivers”, Ivanić Grad, Croatia organize an international competition for haiku, as follows:


Theme:                              BLOOD DONATION


Language:                         English


Number of haiku:             3 unpublished works


Deadline:                           November 30, 2015.


Fee:                                   No entry fee.



Names of the international judge panel will be announced with the winners.


Eligibility:                         The contest is open to the public.



Modern and traditional haiku are eligible. However, we ask that the haiku be original and not submitted to another contest/previously published. Publication is defined as an appearance in a printed book, magazine, or journal or in any online journal that presents edited periodic content.


The results: 

The results will be in February 2016. The winners will be notified by an e-mail message.

If you do not receive a message from the coordinator by February 15, 2016, you may forward your

work elsewhere. On World Blood Donor Day, June 14, 2016, the prizes will be presented in person to winners present or will be posted to winners not in attendance.



Number of awards and commendations will depend upon a quality and number of received work.  Selected haiku will be printed in a joint collection in Croatian and English plus will receive a gift from the Croatian Institute for Transfusion Medicine, Zagreb.



Submit your haiku to the email address


Please write your (up to three) haiku in the body of your message and include the following information:  Author’s name, address and email address.


Coordinator:  D.V.Rozic



One Response to “A New haiku Competition in Croatia !”

  1. tohokubento Says:

    Thanks for letting us know–I just entered some haiku.

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