Mukai Farm & Garden
Haiku Festival and Contest – 2020

Join us at Mukai Farm & Garden on Vashon Island for its first Haiku Festival, a juried competition for people of all ages to submit their haiku poems to compete in the following categories:

  • Heritage Award: most poignant portrayal of the history or some other aspect of the Mukai Farm & Garden
  • People‚Äôs Choice: most popular haiku
  • Funny Bone Award: most humorous haiku
  • The Young Poet Awards: top haiku from children (grades K-6) and young adult (grades 7-12)
  • Other categories that may occur to the jurors

Haiku is a poem of three lines, with the pattern of 5-7-5 sounds, or syllables. Matsuo Basho, Japan’s most famous poet described haiku as, “Simply what is happening in this place at this moment.”

When is Haiku Festival?
Entry deadline: April 30th, 2020
Judging: May 1st – May 9th, 2020
Winner Announcement: May 10th, 2020

According to context rules, all entries must follow the haiku convention of 17 syllables (5-7-5). Please use the entry form below.
With your entry, you give us permission to publicly post your haiku and your name, to our website and to a later display around the Mukai garden. If you want to submit anonymously, please let us know that. Depending on the volume of responses, not all haiku may be published. Thank you!

For more info, visit

Haiku Entry Form – enter your haiku here!

Entry deadline (April 30th, 2020) has passed.

Click the button below to view the haiku submitted!

Although there is NO Entry fee, DONATIONS ARE WELCOME!
Corona Virus Pandemic has halted our ability to hold events and meetings – an important source
of the revenue necessary to build accessible facilities, maintain our grounds and programs.
Your gift will help us sustain the Mukai Farm & Garden during these challenging times.

Mukai “how history lives”