Martin Lucas Haiku Award 2022

1st prize £100
2nd prize £50
2x 3rd prizes £25

Publication of winning and commended poems in Presence 75.

Judge: Polona Oblak

Entry fee: £5 for up to 5 haiku. Additional haiku at £1 per haiku.

Paid by: £ cheque made out to “Presence Magazine” or by PayPal using the button below. 

The prize will be paid by cheque or by PayPal in pounds sterling with bank or exchange charges to be paid by the prize winner.

Format: For postal entries, please submit all haiku on one sheet of paper, with your name and address included, and also a copy of the same sheet without your name and address. Postal entries should be sent to:

Chris Boultwood, 6 King Street, Chester CH1 2AH, England, UK

Entries by email should be sent to with the subject line ‘Martin Lucas Haiku Award’. Email entries and name and address details may be included in the body of the email.

All entries should be original, unpublished, and not under consideration elsewhere. 

Deadline (in hand): 31 January 2023

Overseas entrants are encouraged to pay with a credit or debit card via PayPal  

Judge’s report for the 2021 award.

Notes on using PayPal
– PayPal will open in a new tab
– You will be prompted to set up a PayPal account if you don’t already have one
– You will need to enter the appropriate entry fee (see above)
– PayPal payments will be made to Ian Storr.