HAIKU:  an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively.

Winners will share their poetic brilliance on-stage at the Tomato Art Fest, and snag some pretty sweet prizes.

The annual Tomato Haiku Contest is back!  Submit tomato-releated haiku in classic 5-7-5 style in these three categories:

Adults, Kids (16 & Under), Humor

Or Try the new fruits & veggies free form category limerick, sonnet, prose...anything goes!
Its free to enter the contest, and each person can submit up to five entries.  

All entries must be submitted via email to: tomatohaikucontest@gmail.com
Deadline for all entries is 6pm (central time) on Sunday August 7, 2016.
Winners will be announced--and prizes awarded--during the Tomato Art
Fest on Saturday Aug. 13 at the contest stage starting at 11:30 am.

2015 Winners


FIRST PLACE: Ellen Margulies
Summer’s best moment
Fresh-picked fruit, warm from the sun
Tomato sandwich

Not unlike the heart
Your shape, your color, your blood
Without you, we're dry


TIED FOR FIRST: Blake Fontenay
Then, gross and yucky
An adult epiphany
Now, prostate saver

TIED FOR FIRST: Rosemary Sarver
Juicy Sliced Red Perfection
Slides from plate to floor

SECOND PLACE: Lindsey Lester
Pick, chomp, squish and squirt.
Pink juices on my T-Shirt.
Shrug. Chomp, squish and squirt.

THIRD PLACE: Adrienne Corn
"Make Crazy Salad--
Tomatoes, Basil, and Cheese"
"You mean 'Caprese'?"