marți, 13 mai 2014

Fifth Japan-EU English Haiku Contest

This year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the European Union are pleased to host the Fifth Japan -EU English Haiku Contest and call on contestants to share their haiku under the theme of “Wonderful Encounter”, hoping this contest will also deepen the relationship between Japan and the EU at the grass - root level.
Organizers: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA), Delegation of the European Union to Japan
Sponsor: Matsuyama City (Ehime Prefecture, Japan)
Them: Wonderful Encounter
Rules of entry: Only one English haiku, previously unpublished, may be submitted per applicant. Please refer to some aspect of the theme “Wonderful Encounter" and compose one with a view of Japan-EU relations. Please also include sense of seasons in the haiku. Since
haiku is considered to be the shortest poem in the world, three-line haiku is desirable.
Eligibility for participation: The contest is open to the nationals of the EU member states and Japan who are currently residing in the EU or Japan.
This is available to all ages.
Submission: Please fill out the entry form and submit it by email to:
*Please note that English haiku submitted in the Haiku Post in the Delegation of Japan to the European Union in Brussels will not be considered as entry for this contest.

Deadline: 27 the June 2014 (2:00 AM, Brussels time)
Judges: Official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Official from the Delegation of the European Union to Japan Haiku specialists.

duminică, 4 mai 2014

The Third Japan-Russia Haiku Contest

Organizers:  Akita International Haiku Association,
                          The Agency for Cultural Affairs,
        Akita Prefecture,
                          The Akita Prefectural Executive Committee of the 29th National Cultural Festival

Eligibility:  The contest is open to the public of any nationality in the world
Entry:  Only one haiku is allowed to be submitted per haiku poet.
Submission Guideline:
Original, previously unpublished haiku should be submitted according to the entry form.
There are three sections of Japanese haiku, Russian haiku, and English haiku.
One of the languages has to be chosen from among Japanese, Russian, and English
in composing and submitting haiku.


English Haiku Section:                                              
Please download the entry form below in English and submit it by email to:
English Section (英語部門) (Word file)

Submission period:  Thursday May 1, 2014 – Monday June 30, 2014
Deadline: Monday June 30, 2014


English Haiku Section:   Fay Aoyagi

Contact: Akita International Haiku Association (
 Please inquire by e-mail only.

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