Get your pens and paper ready, because entry is now open for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s 2019 Haiku Invitational.
This year’s theme is reconciliation and participants are welcomed to interpret that word in their own life and culture.
The top poems in six main categories will receive celebrity readings and be used throughout the 2019 festival, including publication in magazines, newsletters, and websites.
The winning poems will also be read at several VCBF events, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Tea & Trumpets Concert, Cherry Jam Downtown, and the Sakura Days Japan Fair.
All participants are welcome, regardless of age and writing ability. Each individual will be able to submit two entries, both in English.
This April, the VCBF will also be hosting a special Haiku workshop on Sunday, April 28, from 12 to 3 pm.
More information on tips, suggestions, and notes on capitalization and punctuation can be found on their website.
When: Entry is open from now until June 1, 2019
Where: Admissions can be submitted online
Cost: Free of charge
Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of the 2019 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival