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Welcome to the Winter at Filoli Haiku Contest

Haiku poets and those new to the haiku form are invited to submit up to three original poems that reflect the beauty of Filoli’s Garden in winter. Entries should be submitted by February 15, 2020, at 12:00 pm. The finalists will be announced on February 19 and invited to a special event at Filoli on March 1, where the winners will be announced.


Judging the contest will be San Mateo County Poet Laureate, Aileen Cassinetto. Winners will have the opportunity to read their haikus at the event. Prizes for First, Second and Best under 18 under years old will include free Filoli membership for the year and more.


Submissions to the Haiku Contest have closed.
  • Betty Arnold
  • Amy Fearn
  • Frances Freyberg Blackburn
  • Garry Gay
  • Chrsitine Herbstritt
  • Gabby Nemchik
  • Maynell Palmer
  • Linda Papanicolaou
  • Karla Sanders
  • Mary Yee
Under 18 Finalists
  • Blythe Bauer
  • Levi Graves
  • Eli Schlanger


Good luck!