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  If you wish to enter the contest, you may submit a set of up to five haiku per each $10 Entry Fee, by International Haiku Day after year end of the current Annual Contest via the comment link above, or by email to: hookedonhaiku@gmail.com or  by mail to: George Hook, Unit 104, 153 Pointe Drive, Northbrook, Illinois, 60062, in each case with (a) the Official Entry Form, and (b) $10 per set of up to five haiku, payable through PayPal or by check payable to George C. Hook and mailed to the above address.
  There is no limit to the number of haiku that may be submitted.  Up to one hundred best haiku will be published in BEST HUNDRED HOOKED ON HAIKUtm OF THE YEAR, as determined by the publisher, and will be available in May of the year following.  The ten best haiku, as determined by the publisher, will be noted as such in BEST HUNDRED HOOKED ON HAIKUtm OF THE YEAR.  Three special prizes will be awarded as follows:  FIRST PLACE:  20%, SECOND PLACE:  15%, and THIRD PLACE: 10% of Gross Contest Proceeds, as determined by the combined vote of the publisher and of those who are proven purchasers of any one or more of any Hooked on Haiku™, More Hooked on Haiku™, or any BEST HUNDRED HOOKED ON HAIKU™ with each such voter entitled to one vote per each such proven purchased volume through the date the ballot is submitted.  (See Ballot Form below.) In addition, 50% of net profits from publication of BEST HUNDRED HOOKED ON HAIKU™ OF THE YEAR and distribution will be shared equally by all entrants, whether published or not, except that the ten best published winners as determined by the publisher will receive three shares, each additional published poet two shares, thereby reducing the share amount of all entrants to that extent, and except that no such entitlements of less than $1.00 shall be paid out, unless the publisher, in its sole and unreviewable discretion, determines to make a lesser threshold payout.  All prize and other payouts will be made through PayPal, by check or other like means as determined by the publisher.
  Poetic merit and subject matter shall be the basis for judging by the publisher.  Purchaser Ballot voting should likewise be based on such criteria.  However, since judging by Purchaser Ballot voters cannot be subject to any enforceable criteria other than judging of one's own haiku that shall be the sole basis for vote disqualification in determining the prize tally. Purchaser votes shall be tallied by the publisher exclusively from submissions to it of ballots provided for the BEST HUNDRED HOOKED ON HAIKU™ OF THE YEAR Contest. (See Ballot Form below.)  All decisions as to award payouts shall be made ultimately by the publisher based upon these criteria and shall be final.  This Contest should be deemed valid only where not prohibited by law and entries received from jurisdictions where the publisher determines that the Contest would be invalid will be returned within a reasonable time after such prohibition is brought to the attention of the publisher and validated.
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CONTEST ENTRY ANY TIME AFTER INTERNATIONAL HAIKU DAY OF CONTEST YEAR AND INTERNATIONAL HAIKU DAY OF YEAR FOLLOWING 
HAIKU BOOK INCLUSION PROCESS TO CONCLUDE BY POETRY MONTH END
NOTIFICATION OF INCLUSION AND REQUEST FOR BIOGRAPHIES BY POETRY MONTH END
PUBLISHER’S SELECTION OF TEN BEST HAIKU EXPECTED BY POETRY MONTH END
PUBLICATION OF BOOK WITH BALLOT DURING  MONTH FOLLOWING POETRY MONTH
COLLECTION OF BALLOTS AND TALLY THROUGH AUGUST END FOLLOWING
ANNOUNCEMENT OF TOP THREE BY COMBINATION OF PUBLISHER’S SELECTION AND BALLOT TALLY DURING LAST QUARTER
PAYOUT OF PRIZES
BOOK SALE DISTRIBUTIONS PERIODICALLY EACH ENTRANT UNTIL LAST SALE OF BEST HOOKED ON HAIKU OF ENTRANT'S CONTEST YEAR
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Questions coming up/About this Haiku Contest/Will be answered here!

by George Hook on 09/15/14

Q:  I have submitted four haiku and paid the $10 entry fee.  If I submit more haiku will I have to pay another $10 entry fee? 

A:  You may submit one additional haiku without paying another fee.  If you submit more than that you will have to pay an additional $10 entry fee for each set of up to five additional haiku that you submit. Remember, all entries must be received before mid-night on 12/31/14 to qualify for the 2014 Contest.  There will be no carryover to the 2015 Best Hooked on Haiku Contest, either of entry fee or haiku.

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Q:  I have entered five haiku.  When do I have to pay the entry fee?  

A:  Until you pay the entry fee your haiku are not entered in the Contest and no responsibility is assumed for them until that fee is paid.

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Q:  May I submit haiku which have been published previously?

A:  Yes.  The only requirement for submission is that you are the author of the haiku.  Your submitting haiku constitutes confirmation of that requirement and also your agreement to indemnify the Contest for any copyright or other restrictions imposed by other contests or publications.

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Q:  May I substitute haiku I have submitted without incurring an additional entry fee?

A:  No substitutions are permitted.  Nor may submitted haiku be withdrawn.  You may enter additional haiku, however, at any time up to the Contest deadline upon payment of the entry fee applicable thereto.

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OFFICIAL HAIKU CONTEST ENTRY FORM
(Submission must be made by International Haiku Day [4/17 of each year] for the current ANNUAL CONTEST. )
I am submitting haiku for entry in the current HOOKED ON HAIKU™ ANNUAL CONTEST).   I certify that each haiku submitted by me is mine.  I will hold harmless and indemnify the contest and publication from every assertion to the contrary.  I  authorize  judging and publication of my entry as set forth in the contest rules and will hold harmless and indemnify the contest and the publisher from any adverse copyright or other claims resulting from said contest or publication.  I also submit the Entry Fee ($10 for each set of up to five haiku) herewith via PayPal or check (details in Contest Rules below), recognizing that until said funds clear, I shall not be deemed entered in the Contest.  I understand and agree that except upon successful contest as to originality, the first poem received (as determined by date of receipt as recorded in the Contest Records) shall be deemed the origienal in every case of duplicate entries.  I retain the right to my entry, subject to perpetual use by the contest and publication provided my entry is suitably attributed to me.  Any number of haiku may be submitted by an Entrant.
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(YOUR SUBMISSION CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE FOLLOWING:
I agree to the foregoing provisions of the OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM .  This Submission shall constitute signature as permitted under the applicable provisions  of The ESIGN Act, or UETA, or its equivalent enacted in the State of Signer's jurisdiction. 
Your Address:  email/snail mail:

I am entering my haiku in the current HOOKED ON HAIKU™ ANNUAL CONTEST  (up to five haiku per set) by comment as provided therefor above, or otherwise as set forth in the contest rules below [by email or snail mail] and pursuant to said rules.




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BEST HOOKED ON HAIKU™ 2016-17 CONTEST BALLOT
I vote for this haiku (using its first line as the identifier) as the BEST HOOKED ON HAIKU™ of the 100 BEST HOOKED ON HAIKU™ of 2016-17:

THE BEST:_______________________________________________________.
As I have purchased
BEST 100 HOOKED ON HAIKU™ OF 2015-16 (__ ) copies,
BEST 100 HOOKED ON HAIKUTM OF 2014-15       (__ ) copies,
HOOKED ON HAIKU™                                          (__ ) copies,
MORE HOOKED ON HAIKU™                               (__ ) copies,
Haiku Tees™                                (__ ) Tees,
I am entitled to cast ____ additional votes (a vote for each purchase verified by the publisher) pursuant to this Ballot.  Purchases allocated to this Ballot cannot be used by the voter for any other Ballot.
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(The foregoing Ballot must be received via Blog comment below, or via email at hookedonhaiku@gmail.com, or via email at more hookedonhaiku@aol.com, or via mail to George Hook, Unit 104, 153 Pointe Drive, Northbrook, Illinois 60062 by mid-night 8/31/2017 to be counted.)

     

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      BEST HOOKED ON HAIKU™
                   OF 2016-17
                 (3d ANNUAL)
Initial publication July; Ribbon Award publication during last quarter of 2017.