2018 Contest Now Online!

CONGRATULATIONS! to the winners of the 2018 Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku and Senryu Competition:

Nadin Ghileschi, Age 16
Ben Miller, Grade 10
James Russel, Grade 7
Jamie Propst, Grade 7
Rebecca Ferguson, Grade 9
Grace Ma, Grade 9

Read the winning worK HERE!

submissions For the 2019 contest will be open in early 2019. check back here for more information.


28 Years of Poetry

Founded by the Sacred Heart Church in Camden, NJ, and sponsored by the Nick Virgilio Haiku Association in memory of Nicholas A. Virgilio, a charter member of the Haiku Society of America, who died in 1989. The Haiku Society of America co-sponsors the contest, provides judges, and publishes the results in Frogpond and on The Haiku Society of America (HSA) Web site.

Since 1990 the Nick Virgilio Haiku Association and the Haiku Society of America have co-sponsored the contest.  

Check out the fine poetry by young poets throughout the years.  

2017 •  2016 201520142013 

2012201120102009 • 2007

2005 • 2004200320022001

2000199919981997 •  1995