International Photo-Haiku Contest
Japanese

A new culture is blossoming in Matsuyama,
the city for Haiku and the birthplace of Shiki Masaoka.

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 8th Setouchi Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest

Deadline

January 14, 2019

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. The theme is not set.
How to apply

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

Where to apply
Web submission for all categories
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., Mr. Morimura was in the hotel business for over nine years before publishing best-selling books and establishing himself as a top mystery writer. As an advocate of Photo-Haiku he is expanding his range of fans.

Natsui Itsuki

Natsui Itsuki(Haiku poet)

Living in Matsuyama, Ehime Pref., she was a junior high school Japanese language teacher for eight years before becoming a haiku poet. The leader of the haiku group Itsuki Gumi, she was appointed the Haiku Capital Matsuyama ambassador in May 2015. She appears on many TV programs and is a judge of the Matsuyama city official haiku site, Haiku Post 365.

Changhee Kim(Editor of the Haiku magazine 100-Year Haiku Plan)

Yamaguchi Akiko(Haiku editor)

Haiku in English

デビッド・マクマレイ

David McMurray(International Haiku poet)

Mr. McMurray, a Canadian, has been writing for the Asahi Haikuist Network since April 1995, is on the editorial board of the Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku, and a columnist for the Haiku International Association. McMurray is a professor at The International University of Kagoshima where he lectures on international haiku.

ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray

Photographer of the theme photo 1,2,3 and 4
キット・ナガムラ

Kit Nagamura

An internationally awarded and widely published photographer and haiku poet, Kit has lived in Tokyo for more than two decades, where she has a long-running Japan Times column, "The Backstreet Stories". She has often appeared as photographer and poet in NHK World’s “Journeys in Japan” and is a regular on “HAIKU MASTERS”.

Official website http://kitnagamura.com/

Announcement

After the selection, winners will be informed by phone or email in early March 2019.
Prize - winners will be 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

Notes for applications

Copyright of winning works will belong to the organizers.
(The winning works will be shown in print and on websites.)

Your Photo-Haiku

  1. Submissions must include a previously unpublished Photo and Haiku made 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 a Haiku related to the photo themes.
  2. Each applicant may submit one work related to a particular Photo. (There are 12 Photo themes, and you may submit one Haiku for each.)
  3. Submissions must be previously unpublished Haiku made by the applicant.
  4. Be sure not to mistake the number of the Photo that goes with the Haiku.

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

  1. When applying, provide your name (real name), country, municipality, phone number and email address. If this information is incorrect, the submission will be excluded from judgement.
  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, so please take care when you submit it.

■ Enquiries

Asahi Culture Center, Setouchi Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Office
Tel: 06-6222-5224 (10:00 to 18:00) except Sundays
18F, Festival Tower, 2-3-18 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005

If you have any questions please contact the Matsuyama Haiku office
e-mail: matsuyamahaiku@gmail.com

■ Promotors

Matsuyama Haiku Steering Committee, Matsuyama

■ Cooperator

Asahi Culture Center, Asahi Shimbun Company

■ Haiku Box 365

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

Haiku Box 365

International Photo-Haiku Contest supervision: Professor Ruth Vergin, Ehime University