International Photo-Haiku Contest
Japanese

Take a photo and complete it with a haiku
Let's enjoy Photo-Haiku!

Sometimes, just a photograph isn't enough to express your momentary thoughts and feelings.But with a photo-haiku, you can say it all! Just add three well-considered lines to complete your piece.

■ Outline of The 10th Setouchi-Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest

Deadline

January 12, 2021

Categories
1. Your photo-haiku in English
2. Your photo-haiku in Japanese
Your photo and your haiku submitted together, addressing the theme of "the sea"
"The sea" theme must be in either the photo or the haiku or both.
3. Haiku in English on a set theme
4. Haiku in Japanese on a set theme
Using one of our photos as a prompt, submit your original haiku to create a photo-haiku combination.
How to apply

Fill in the application form on the website, and submit your photo-haiku. We accept haiku in Japanese only by post.

Links to website application
1. Your photo-haiku in English
2. Your photo-haiku in Japanese
3. Haiku in English on a set theme
4. Haiku in Japanese on a set theme
Judges

Haiku in Japanese

Morimura Seiichi

Morimura Seiichi(Writer and Photo-Haiku advocate)

Born in 1933 in Saitama Pref., he became a writer after working in the hotel business for over 9 years. He has published a number of best-selling books, and won several awards, building an impregnable position in the mystery genre. With his advocacy of photo-haiku he's attracted a new range of fans.

Seiichi Morimura Official Website: https://morimuraseiichi.com/

Natsui Itsuki

Natsui Itsuki(Haiku poet)

A resident of Matsuyama, Ms. Natsui leads the haiku group ‘Itsuki-gumi’, appears regularly on national TV and radio, and is a founding member of Haiku Koshien, a national haiku competition for high school students. She judges haiku submitted to Matsuyama City’s Haiku Post 365 and in 2015 she was designated by the city to be its Haiku Ambassador.

Natsuki Itsuki Official Website: https://www.natsui-company.com/

Haiku in English

デビッド・マクマレイ

David McMurray(International Haiku columnist, professor of the International University of Kagoshima)

"Mack" began curating the Asahi Haikuist Network in 1995 when he lived in Matsuyama. Now he is the Asahi Culture Center haiku correspondent, Haiku International Association columnist, and Red Moon Anthology of Haiku editorial board member. He is currently professor of haiku studies at the International University of Kagoshima.

Asahi Haikuist Network: http://www.asahi.com/ajw/special/haiku/

キット・ナガムラ

Kit Nagamura(International haiku poet, photographer, essayist )※Photographer of the theme photos 1,2,3,4,5

Kit is an internationally awarded and widely published photographer and haiku poet. She lives in Tokyo, and both shoots and writes the long-running Japan Times column, "The Backstreet Stories." A frequent reporter for NHK World’s “Journeys in Japan," she was also the co-host of "HAIKU MASTERS” for three years. Her latest book of haiku, Grit, Grace, and Gold,includes works of haiku poets from around the world, published by Kodansha, 2020.

Kit Nagamura Official Website: http://kitnagamura.com/

Winners

Winners will be first informed by phone or email in March 2021, then announced on the website.

Prizes

Your photo-haiku in Japanese

Grand Prix: 1 winner - Goods equivalent to 30,000 yen

Award for excellence: 2 winners - Goods equivalent to 3,000 yen

Your photo-haiku in English

Grand Prix: 1 winner - Goods equivalent to 30,000 yen

Award for excellence: 2 winners - Goods equivalent to 3,000 yen

Haiku in Japanese on a set theme

Grand Prix: 1 winner - Goods equivalent to 10,000 yen

Award for excellence: 2 winners - Goods equivalent to 3,000 yen

Haiku in English on a set theme

Grand Prix: 1 winner - Goods equivalent to 10,000 yen

Award for excellence: 2 winners - Goods equivalent to 3,000 yen

※This year, each prize will be accompanied by a special 10th anniversary present.

Notes for applications

The copyrights of winning works will belong to the author.
However, the organizers maintain the right to reproduce for publicity or printed versions.
The winning works will be shown in print and on websites.

Your photo-haiku

  1. Submissions must include a previously unpublished photo and haiku, both by the applicant, to which the applicant holds sole copyright.
  2. Only submit photos that include people if you have obtained their consent to be photographed and for the photos to be published.
  3. There is no limit to the number of submissions in this category.

Haiku on a set theme

  1. Submit only haiku related to the 12 photos.
  2. You may only submit one haiku for each of the 12 photos, i.e., 12 at the most.
  3. Submissions must be previously unpublished haiku by the applicant.
  4. Be sure not to mistake the number of the photo that goes with the haiku.

Guidelines for English haiku submitted to the Setouchi-Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest

  1. When applying, provide your name (real name), country of residence, phone number and email address. If this information is incomplete, the submission will be excluded.
  2. If the winner cannot be contacted in person by phone or email, the award will be cancelled.
  3. A notice confirming that your submission has been received will be sent by email. Once you have submitted your haiku, it is not possible to make any changes.

Personal information policy

Personal information submitted by applicants will be used for making contact and sending prizes. It will not be used for any other purpose, nor will it be made available to third parties without permission.
After informing the winners, we will publish the name of the author (pen name or real name) and country of residence. If it appears that the rules for applying have not been followed, the organizer may cancel any award given and the haiku will not be published.

■ Promotors

Matsuyama Haiku Promotion Committee, Matsuyama

■ Cooperator

Asahi Culture Center, Asahi Shimbun Company

■ Enquiries

Matsuyama Haiku office
Tel: 089-945-6445(10:00 to 17:00) weekdays only
5F, K-13 Building, 3-9-3 Sanbancho, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan 790-0003

If you have any questions please contact the Matsuyama Haiku Office.
e-mail: matsuyamahaiku@bsec.jp

■ Haiku Box 365

You can submit other haiku in Japanese at any time to Haiku Box 365, a Matsuyama City website. A new theme is presented every other week.

Haiku Box 365

The Setouchi-Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest supervision: Ruth Vergin, Ehime University