Final week for Haiku Contest Entries

What a beautiful day outside (at least it is in Virginia)!  My dogwood tree is finally in bloom and it is gorgeous.

What does that mean?

It means haiku opportunities are also in full bloom!

If you haven’t already, make sure to get your haiku contest entry in this week to Button Jar!  Entries are due by Monday, April 25 at 5pm ET.  Winners will be announced Friday, April 29th. We have already gotten some really great entries, so the competition is strong!  Send your submission to

And as a way to entice you further…here is a sneak peak at the prizes!

First Place – A beautiful journal for writing more amazing poetry and a $20 gift card to Amazon.


A beautiful journal for writing your poems in.


Because you can always use an Amazon gift card, am I right?

Second Place – A $10 gift card to Amazon


Third Place – A $5 gift card to Starbucks


Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or a yummy scone, compliments of the Button Jar team!



All entries must be received by Monday, April 25 at 5 pm ET.  The winners will be announced on Friday, April 29th and will have their haiku posted on Button Jar (along with a few other favorites).  The rules are simple:

  1. It must be something you wrote.
  2. It must be a haiku. Haiku usually follows a 5-7-5 pattern, though an experienced poet shared with us that modern haiku has evolved and, because the Japanese syllable is not the same as an English syllable, does not necessarily need to stick to the 5-7-5 pattern.  It’s up to you.  If you want some guidance on haiku, we encourage you to visit the Haiku Society of America’s website.  If you want to read an example of haiku that we wrote, click here.
  3. Be creative!

Submit your entries to  Multiple submissions are encouraged.