Haiku Festival
  • Haiku Fest 2016
    Rules & Instructions

  • Welcome to Haiku Festival's e-home!

  • Haiku Festival celebrates children through poetry, while promoting literacy. We offer year-round events for poets of all ages. Over 19,000 children have participated in Haiku Festival workshops, readings, and juried competitions for 8 to 14 year olds.
  • Haiku Fest winners take home cash awards and prizes.
    Each poet receives a Certificate of Achievement for participating, and has an opportunity to read her or his poem at the annual Awards Program. To be eligible for cash awards or prizes, poets must attend the annual Awards Program in Chicago.
  • The DEADLINE for poetry submission has been extended to Saturday, 26 March, 2016 @ MIDNIGHT.
  • Haiku Festival Awards will be issued on Saturday,
    30 April, 2016 at Harold Washington Library, 400 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois. Winning Poets, Teacher-of-the-Year and School-of-the-Year must be present to read and accept their awards.
  • View a list of HaikuFest 2016 Grades 7 and 8 finalists.
  • View a list of HaikuFest 2016 Grades 5 and 6 finalists.
  • View a list of HaikuFest 2016 Grades 3 and 4 finalists.
  • Haiku Festival profiled by Digital News & Information
  • Poetry Workshops are available for children and adults. If your organization is interested in sponsoring a reading or workshop, or you would like more info about Haiku Fest 2016, please contact us.
  • Extended Deadline:

    Saturday, 26 March 2016 @ MIDNIGHT

  • Haiku Festival's
    12th Annual
    Awards Program

    Saturday, 30 April, 2016
    Harold Washington
    400 South State Street
    Chicago, Illinois

    Special Guest Poet

    Chris Abani

    FREE Admission

  • Enter Poems Online

  • Download Entry Form
  • Contact Information

  • eMail:  Info@HaikuFest.com
  • Mail:    Haiku Fest
                   Post Office Box 450
                   Chicago, IL 60690
  • Phone:  312-253-7453