Haiku Contest

Nature is a source of inspiration for many artists. We are inspired by and appreciate the beauty and value of nature. We believe that observing, thinking about and writing about nature increases our appreciation of the natural world. 


WWLT is sponsoring a Haiku contest for adults and school children. Winners will be announced in early January. The first-place winner in each age group will have the opportunity to read the winning poem at the February WWLT poetry reading event. For each age group, first place will receive $50, second place $20 and third place $10. The teacher of the first-place student in each age category will receive a gift card for $25 for school supplies. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: 1st-5th grades, 6th-8th grade, 9th-12th grades and adults (over 18). Each school will submit their three best poems for each age group. The WWLT selection committee will select the overall winners from the school submissions. Adults may submit no more than two poems directly to the land trust.

In the spirit of the original Haiku and the mission of the land trust, the Haiku should focus on nature and follow the traditional format of 5-7-5 syllables. 

WWLT is requesting a release allowing WWLT to use the poem in written materials and on the web.  Poems may be submitted using the button below or by sending a submission form, a copy of the poem and a release form for each poem to WWLT, P. O. Box 6967, Frankfort, KY 40602. All submissions due December 15, 2018.

For more information contact: Kay Harker, 502-418-9066 or Deborah White, 502-229-1427.

More information on writing Haiku can be found here.

More information on Haiku lesson plans here.