If you're a poet, we want to know it!

Celebrate National Poetry Day by entering up to three haiku in the Kāpiti Coast District Libraries Sixth Annual Poetry Competition.

Submissions are now open!

This year's theme is "Food for Thought." You may submit up to three haiku for the competition. Poets are welcome to freely interpret the theme.

The competition is open to three age groups:

Child 6 - 12 years

Teen 13 - 18 years 

Adults 19+ years

Please submit your entry using the appropiate form from the links above. Entries may be in English or Te Reo Māori.

Please read the guidelines and conditions of entry. By submitting your haiku into this competition, you agree to these conditions.

To learn more about haiku, please read our description of a haiku.

Submissions will be open until 30 June 2018.

Winners will be announced on National Poetry Day at the Open Mic Night at Paraparaumu Library on Friday 24 August 5.30 - 6.30pm.

All entries will be published as a print book and eBook. 

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