February 2021: 2nd Annual Filoli Haiku Competition

Haiku Reading at Filoli (special announcement of the Haiku Competition winners)


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Submit Your Haiku on Filoli’s Winter Garden!
Entries due January 31 | Winner announced Feb 14

Filoli is pleased to bring back for a second year its Winter Garden Haiku Poetry Competition, open to all. Entrants may submit up to three original, previously unpublished poems in the 5/7/5 format that reflect or are inspired by the beauty of Filoli’s garden in winter. San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto will judge the entries blind, selecting ten finalists and awarding prizes for first and second place (adult) and best under 18 years of age. Entries must be submitted by January 31, 2021 at midnight PST. Finalists will be announced on the website on February 10, 2021. The winners will be announced via Zoom on February 14, 2021. For more information and to submit an entry, visit: filoli.org/haiku.

February & March 2020: 1st Annual Filoli Haiku Competition

San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto and Filoli History House & Garden present the 1st Annual Haiku Competition inspired by Filoli’s winter garden.

San Mateo County Poet Laureate to Judge Entries Reflecting the Beauty of Filoli’s Garden in Winter


Deadline: Entries should be submitted by February 15, 2020, 12:00 pm. The finalists will be announced on February 19 and invited to the event on March 1, where the winners will be announced.