Send Us Your Submissions for the Seventh Annual Holiday Haiku Contest is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties.

santa clausIt’s time to get out your pen and paper and put your noggin to work.

We’re having our annual holiday haiku contest, and we want to hear from you.

The WYDaily and Tide Radio staff members will vote on their favorite haiku entries to determine the winner.

Even a friendly competition is more fun when there are prizes involved, so we promise there will be goodies for the winners.

Seventh Annual Holiday Haiku Contest

WYDaily is asking its readers to unleash their inner poet and submit a favorite holiday haiku – 17 syllables, set up on three lines with 5, 7 and 5 per line. Yes, a holiday haiku. We know you’re just as busy as we are, so we figured 17 syllables was a reasonable request.

We’ll print the best on Christmas Eve, so get them in by the deadline of noon Friday, Dec. 18. Where should you direct this prose? Email it to Check out our contest rules before entering your submissions by clicking here.

The first-place winner will receive a family fun package:

  • Family pack of four tickets to Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s “Warner Brothers Presents: Bugs Bunny at Chrysler Hall” on Saturday, March 19, 2016
  • Four rounds of golf at the Williamsburg National Golf Club
  • Sticks​ Kebob Shop Pick 6, which serves four to six people for take out
    • Six kebobs of Your Choice
    • Two large sides
    • 12 wedges flatbread
    • Two homemade sauces
    • House salad

The second-place winner will receive a $100 holiday gift basket from Yankee Candle Village, which includes holiday candles and accessories, as well as a lunch for two at the Cork Cafe at the Wine Seller.

The third-place winner will receive lunch for two at Sticks Kebob Shop.

Our sixth annual Holiday Haiku Contest was won by Vickie Noel, who dedicated her haiku to ugly Christmas sweaters:

Oh ugly sweater
A Christmas wonder of wow
Beautiful on you

See more of the best of last year’s submissions by clicking here.