. Winners announced here. Write a haiku and post it in the comments section below. The haiku must adhere to the traditional parameters of a haiku to qualify and may be deleted if it does not. See traditional haiku requirements here. Note that a haiku is like a a painting of nature. If your 5-7-5 poem is focused solely on human nature and is more cynical or humorous, then it is technically a senryu, not a haiku. However, haiku do concern human activities in relation to nature. The required seasonal word can refer to seasonal sports, holidays, entertainment, gardening, housekeeping, or visits to special places. Although this contest is held in summer, haiku dealing with any season are acceptable. . WHEN: Now until Saturday August 28, 2021 midnight EST. Winners Announced September 5. . WHO: Anyone in the world, any age or background, may participate. From within the Society, anyone, including Advisory Board Members, not involved in judging the contest may participate. (If you are outside the United States, you will have to have a PayPal account or a bank that accepts U.S. checks to receive the prize money if you win.) . WHAT: Each entrant may submit up to three haiku. Must conform to traditional haiku rules above. . WHERE: Post your haiku in the comments section below. . PRIZE: $100. . JUDGE: Margaret Coats . ENTRY FEE: None . EXAMPLES See last year's winning haiku here. . .