A Mead-Hall of the Mind by J Hahn Doleman (USA)
An (Cottage) Prizes
Wintering Grounds by Marietta McGregor (Australia)
The Departing by Manoj Nair (India)
Call to Prayer by Matthew Caretti (USA)
Donnybrook Graveyard by Glenda Cimino (Ireland)
Bells on New Year’s Eve by Akihiko Hayashi (Japan)
Afternoon Memories by Margherita Petriccione (Italy)
Morning Zoo by Jennifer Hambrick (USA)
Great Horned Owl by Margaret Chula (USA)
Village Clean Up by Diarmuid Fitzgerald (Ireland)
Judges: Akiko Takazawa, Stephen Henry Gill, Sean O’Connor
Officer: Junko Oda
This year we had a record field of 139 entries from approx. 20 countries. For the first time, our entries came in by email, and not everyone stated where they live. Warm congratulations to all awardees, who will in due course receive certificates, judges’ comments and (the top four only) prizes. The 2021 prize-winning pieces are now available to read on a dedicated page here at the Icebox. A little later on, they will also be published in The Haibun Journal.
Congratulations to all the winners. Special wishes to Manoj Nair👏
Thanks to my fellow judges and to the Contest officer for all their hard work.
Akihiko Hayashi, a newcomer to Hailstone, won an award. I was amazed when the Officer revealed the identities of the authors of our chosen awarded pieces and AH was amongst them. Congratulations!
Diarmuid Fitzgerald also spent time with Hailstone while living out here a number of years ago and has published with us in our anthologies. Well done, D – a very nice piece!
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Congratulations to all the winners! I’m looking forward to reading the Haibuns!
You can read the prize-winning pieces (top four) here: https://hailhaiku.wordpress.com/genjuan-21-winning-haibun/