sunny afternoon
a shadow
on the mammogram
Suraja Roychowdhury, United States

The IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award is an open competition for previously unpublished haiku written in the English language. The award is for haiku regardless of whether in the traditional or modern style; it transcends haiku divisions and is based only on literary merit.

The award was founded by His Excellency Dr. Drago Štambuk, Croatian Ambassador to Japan (2005-2010), then Ambassador to Brazil, and Dr. Joseph Haldane, President of The International Academic Forum (IAFOR). It is judged by Dr. Štambuk, and is organised by IAFOR and The Asian Conference on Literature & Librarianship (LibrAsia), with the kind support of the Haiku International Association (HIA) and the World Haiku Association (WHA).

This year’s Grand Prize Winner and Guest Judge 1st Choice, Suraja Roychowdhury of the United States, was announced by Dr. A. Robert Lee at The Sixth Asian Conference on Literature, Librarianship and Archival Science 2016, held from Thursday, April 7 to Sunday, April 10.

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