Golden Haiku 2018


…a short poem that uses imagistic language to convey an experience. – Haiku Society of America

Calling all poets and would-be poets, from around the globe or around the corner!

Learn more about how to write a contemporary Haiku.

The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District is proud to announce the return of its annual Golden Haiku contest, a unique poetry competition that creates a magical experience by inviting thousands to enjoy a poetic stroll daily along some of Washington, D.C.’s most iconic streets.

Submissions for the Golden Triangle’s 2018 Golden Haiku contest will be accepted through February 2.

The haiku entries will be judged once again by a distinguished panel of haiku experts. The theme will be “Spring in the City,” but other haiku will be accepted. Each participant may enter only one time, submitting a maximum of three original haiku on the form.

Award-winning haiku entries, along with dozens of other honorable mentions, will be featured on colorful signs that are displayed on planter boxes along city sidewalks throughout March and could win prizes valued up to $500. The featured poems that line the city streets help to brighten the late winter/early spring landscape in front of major office buildings throughout the central business district.

Submission Form

Each participant may enter only one time, submitting a maximum of three haiku on the form.

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