The objective of this competition is to develop closer ties across the European community of haiku creators (although haiku authors from other parts of the world are welcome to submit entries as well). Starting 2018 we are planning one competition yearly: EUROPEAN KUKAI (in 2013-2017 we organized 4 separate quarterly competitions in each year: EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI). The competition is led in cooperation with the Publishing House KONTEKST from Poznań.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Short summary of the first ten editions of EQK (3)

TOP 30 of the first ten editions of EQK
(according to points)

   1.  Kashinath Karmakar, India
   2.  Arvinder Kaur, India
   3.  Roberta Beary, USA
   4.  Lavana Kray, Romania
   5.  Sondra J. Byrnes, USA
   6.   Rosa Clement, Brazil
   7.  Cezar F. Ciobica, Romania
   8.  Maria Tomczak, Poland
   9.  Minh Triet-Pham, France
 10. Veronika Zora Novak, Canada
 11. Ajaya Mahala, India
 12. Fratila Genovel-Florentin, Romania
 13. Yesha Shah, India
 14. Rita Odeh, Israel
 15. Simon Hanson, Australia
 16. Detelina Tiholova, Bulgaria
 17. Artur Lewandowski, Poland
 18. Wiesław Karliński, Poland
 19. Daniela Lacrimoara Capota, Romania
 20. Janina Kołodziejczyk, Italy
 21. Natalia Kuznetsova, Russia
 22. Dan Iulian, Romania
 23. Maya Kisyova, Bulgaria
 24. Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Germany
 25. Sara Winteridge, England
 26. Julie Warther, USA
 27. Cynthia Rowe, Australia
 28. Diana Teneva, Bulgaria
 29. Ignatius Fay, Canada
 30. Arturas Silanskas, Lithuania

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Short summary of the first ten editions of EQK (2)

Winners (editions 1-10)

EQK #1 (topic: spring) - Artur Lewandowski, Poland

the widow buys
depilatory wax

EQK #2 (topic: summer) - Andrea Cecon, Italy

midday heat
the dog stretches its paws
one by one

EQK #3 (topic: autumn) - Sondra J. Byrnes, USA

harvest moon—
even if that was all
there was

EQK #4 (topic: winter) - Sara Winteridge, England

snow fall ~ realising the shape of things 

EQK #5 (topic: colors) - Kashinath Karmakar, India

faded album-
all the missing colours
of my childhood

EQK #6 (topic: water) - Rosa Clement, Brazil

stormy night
my umbrella gets home
before I do

EQK #7 (topic: animals) - Rita Odeh, Israel

moonlit river-
a giraffe sipping
the stars

EQK #8 (topic: cosmos) - Cynthia Rowe, Australia

neap tide
the old fisherman harvests
moon crystals

EQK #9 (topic: plants) - Arvinder Kaur, India

dandelions -
how i learnt
to let go

EQK #10 (topic: weather) - Iliyana Stoyanova, United Kingdom

distant thunder
a line of footprints still
escaping the waves

Friday, August 21, 2015

Short summary of the first ten editions of EQK (1)

In time of first ten editions of EQK (from spring 2013 to summer 2015) 438 authors from 56 countries submitted their haiku. Average number in one edition: 164 authors from 39 countries.
We thank very much for participating, good haiku and fun to each author and especially thank to 21 authors from 13 countries who submitted and voted in all ten editions:

Ferenc Bakos, Hungary
Valeria Barouch, Switzerland
Goda V. Bendoraitiene, Lithuania
Brigitte ten Brink, Germany
Ralf Broker, Germany
Cezar F. Ciobica, Romania
Rosa Clement, Brasil
Dainius Dirgela, Lithuania
James Dobson, United Kingdom
Marcell Domonkos, Hungary
Nijole Kerusauskiene, Lithuania
Vitali Khomin, Ukraine
Lavana Kray, Romania
Natalia Kuznetsova, Russia
Andrius Luneckas, Lithuania
Minh-Triet Pham, France
Marija Pogorilic, Croatia
Francesco de Sabata, Italy
Heinz Schneemann, Germany
Barbara A. Taylor, Australia
Steliana Cristina Voicu, Romania

the EQK team

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Invitation to the EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI #11 - Autumn 2015 Edition

Dear Haiku Friends, welcome to the EUROPEAN QUARTERLY KUKAI #11 – Autumn 2015 Edition 

Topic: FOOD (for example: bread, cake, corn, rice, milk, tea etc) - the word "food" is not required but should be clearly image
Entrants: open to anyone
Haiku: one unpublished haiku
haiku must remain anonymous until the results are posted,
co-editors reserve the right not to accept an entrant / haiku, 
by sending haiku author agrees to the publication without a pay in a planned almanac 
Language: English
Style: unlimited 
Period for submissionThursday, August 20 - Tuesday, September 8, 2015 
Voting period: Thursday, September 10 – Tuesday, September 15, 2015 
voting strongly according to the scheme: 
haiku #x - 3 pts 
haiku #y - 2 pts 
haiku #z - 1 pt 
(you can vote only for three haiku)  
voting is mandatory, please do not vote for your own haiku 
Results: no later than Friday, September 18, 2015 
Prizes: e-diplomas for authors from 1st, 2nd and 3rd places 
Address for all Kukai correspondence:  
- please use "autumn 2015 submission” (or “autumn 2015 voting” in voting phase) in the subject line  
- please write your entry in the body of e-mail, attachments are not accepted
- please sign your submission and ballot (name, city and country)

the EQK team