This announcement was just emailed to me today: a Haiku contest in Arizona!
The steering committee of the Arizona Matsuri has initiated a Haiku poetry event to help raise interest in the arts and culture of Japan to the people of Arizona.
The Haiku event is now open for online entries and each entrant can submit up to 3 haiku free of charge. The deadline for submissions is January 24th, 2015.
Japanese language students might especially be interested in the contest by challenging themselves with creating an entry in Japanese language. English entries are also accepted. All the information is online; please click on the link below.