The Haiku Foundation is hosting its first national haiku contest, called the Haiku Now! Contest. The contest is for haiku in three different categories: traditional, contemporary, and innovative. There is no fee for entry, but each poet can only enter 1 poem in each category, and all poems must be unpublished. First prize in each category will be awarded $100, and honorable mentions will get $25. Billy Collins will be judging the traditional category, and Jim Kacian is judging the other two. Deadline is March 31st.
If you want to get inspired to write some haiku for the contest, start by reading some good poems. The 2009 Red Moon Anthology, where the wind turns, can be ordered from the Red Moon Press website. I haven't ordered my copy yet, but Deborah P. Kolodji wrote a brief write-up of the anthology and it sounds good.