the 2019 contest is CLOSED FOR JUDGING!

We are looking forward to reading your submissions. Check back to read the winning haiku in May.

We are looking for the very best haiku—haiku that reveal your experience of nature or human nature. Six winners will receive $100 each and the winning haiku will be published in Frogpond and on the Haiku Society of America website.

Read the full submission guidelines, plus the stellar winning haiku from the past three decades, at the Haiku Society of America.

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!


29 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