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Local (Bay Area) Poetry Contest!

Winter at Filoli Haiku Contest

Haiku poets and those new to the haiku form are invited to submit up to three original poems that reflect the beauty of Filoli’s garden in winter. Haiku must be in the 5-7-5 format.

Entries should be submitted by February 15, 2020, at 12:00 pm


Finalists will be announced on February 19 and invited to a special event at Filoli on March 1, where the winners will be announced. Judging the contest will be San Mateo County Poet Laureate, Aileen Cassinetto.

Winners will have the opportunity to read their haiku at the event. Prizes for First, Second, and Best under 18 will include free Filoli membership for the year and more.


Please click here for the guidelines and submission form.


Good luck!



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