Oshadha Perera is the judge for the Haiku Junior category in our 2023 International Poetry Competition. Oshadha is a short story writer and poet from Southland and has won numerous writing competitions. So, what does Oshadha look for in a haiku? Read on!! *** I think the most important things in a haiku are originality […]

The Open Junior and Haiku Junior categories for individuals and schools in the 2023 New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition are now OPEN for entries. The Open Junior category for both individuals and schools has the theme of mythology and you will find more details here. All Open Junior poems submitted must be based […]

The Open Verse Junior (17 years or younger) and the Haiku Junior (17 years or younger) categories for both individuals and schools will be open for entries on April 20, 2023. The Open Verse Junior category has a theme, which means poems should include this theme. The theme is MYTHOLOGY, and it can be interpreted […]