International Photo-Haiku Contest
Japanese

A new movement is awakening in Matsuyama,the world captial of haiku culture,and the birthplace of Shiki Masaoka.

Application period: Until November 30th, 2017 Record it with a photo Memorize it by a haiku Let's enjoy photo-haiku! It is like adding words to a picture postcard from the place where you are visiting on your trip, let's compose haiku from photos to 5-7-5 syllables. You do not have to worry about Kigo(a season word), you can feel free to make “photo-haiku”

■ Outline of the 7th Setouchi Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest

Application period

Until November 30th, 2017

Categories
1. Haiku in English associated with the theme of “the sea”
2. Haiku in Japanese associated with the theme of “the sea”
A haiku and a photo must be submitted together. The haiku or photo should be associated with the theme of “the sea”.
How to apply

Fill in the application form on the website, and submit your photo-haiku. We also accept haiku in Japanese by post. In that case, attach an entry form to the back of your submission.

Where to apply
Web submission for all categories
1. Haiku in English associated with the theme of “the sea”
2. Haiku in Japanese associated with the theme of “the sea”
3. Haiku in English on a set theme
4. Haiku in Japanese on a set theme
Judges

Haiku in Japanese

Seiichi Morimura

Seiichi Morimura(writer and photo-haiku advocate)

He was born in 1933 in Saitama Pref. writer. Advocate of photo haiku. He became a writer after working in the hotel business for over 9 years. he published a number of best-selling books, to build an impregnable position in the world of authentic mystery. With the photo haiku he's advocating, a new range of expanding fans.

Itsuki Natsui

Itsuki Natsui(haiku poet)

Living in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture. She was a former Japanese language Junior high school teacher for 8 years, before becoming a haiku poet. The leader of haiku group "Itsuki Gumi". She was appointed as primary "Haiku Capital Matsuyama ambassador" in May 2015. She appears many TV programs that MBS "Pre bato !!" haiku corner and others. Working as the judge of the Matsuyama official haiku site "Haiku Post 365".

Changhee Kim(Editor of haiku magazine[100-Year Haiku Plan])

Akiko Yamaguchi(haiku editor)

Haiku in English

デビッド・マクマレイ

David McMurray(International haiku poet)

Mr.McMurray’s pseudonym as a haiku poet is “Mac”. Born in 1956 in Canada. A Master degree graduate from Quebec University Graduate School , Department of Business. Professor of The International University of Kagoshima, department of International Culture. Author of [Haiku Composed in English as a Japanese language] (Pukeko Graphics,) .

ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray

Announcement and prizes

The details of 7th Setouchi Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Conttest will be released after July 2017.

Notes for applications

Copyright of submitted works will belong to the organizers.
The copyright of the work which did not win a prize belongs to its author.
(The winning works will be shown in print and on websites.)

Haiku associated with the theme of “the sea”

  • Submissions must include a previously unpublished photograph and haiku made by the applicant, to which the applicant holds sole copyright.
  • Only submit photographs that include people if you have obtained their consent to be photographed and for the photographs to be published.

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 illegible, 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. The application reguirements of this contest may be changed or cancelled without a prior notice on account of the organisers.
  3. The details of this contest may be changed or canceled by the circumstances of the organizer.

■ Outline of the 6th Setouchi Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest

Application period

Until January 9th, 2017

Categories
1. Haiku in Japanese on a theme of your choice
2. Haiku in English on a theme of your choice
A haiku and a photo must be submitted together. The haiku or photo should be associated with the theme of “the sea”.
3. Haiku in Japanese on a set theme
4. Haiku in English on a set theme
Submit a haiku in Japanese or English related to the photo themes 1 to 8
How to apply

Fill in the application form on the website, and submit your photo-haiku. We also accept haiku in Japanese of either type by post. In that case, attach an entry form to the back of your submission.

Where to apply
Web submission for all categories
1. Haiku in Japanese on a theme of your choice
2. Haiku in English on a theme of your choice
3. Haiku in Japanese on a set theme
4. Haiku in English on a set theme

Postal submission for haiku in Japanese of either type (haiku in English of either type are not accepted by post, and can only be submitted on the website.)

Judges

Haiku in Japanese

Seiichi Morimura

Seiichi Morimura(writer and photo-haiku advocate)

He was born in 1933 in Saitama Pref. writer. Advocate of photo haiku . He became a writer after working in the hotel business for over 9 years. he published a number of best-selling books, to build an impregnable position in the world of authentic mystery. With the photo haiku he's advocating, a new range of expanding fans.

Itsuki Natsui

Itsuki Natsui(haiku poet)

Living in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture. She was a former Japanese language Junior high school teacher for 8 years, before becoming a haiku poet. The leader of haiku group "Itsuki Gumi". She was appointed as primary "Haiku Capital Matsuyama ambassador" in May 2015. She appears many TV programs that MBS "Pre bato !!" haiku corner and others. Working as the judge of the Matsuyama official haiku site "Haiku Post 365".

Changhee Kim(Editor of haiku magazine[100-Year Haiku Plan])

Akiko Yamaguchi(haiku editor)

Haiku in English

デビッド・マクマレイ

David McMurray(International haiku poet)

Mr.McMurray’s pseudonym as a haiku poet is “Mac”. Born in 1956 in Canada. A Master degree graduate from Quebec University Graduate School , Department of Business. Professor of The International University of Kagoshima, department of International Culture. Author of [Haiku Composed in English as a Japanese language] (Pukeko Graphics,) .

ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray

Announcement and prizes

Winners will be informed by phone or email between March 1st to 10th, 2017.
An award ceremony and international photo-haiku event attended by the judges will be held at the Shiki Memorial Museum in Matsuyama, Ehime on March 18th, 2017. Prize-winners will be announced from April 3rd, 2017 on the contest website.

Prizes
  1. Haiku in Japanese on a theme of your choice: Grand Prix 1 winner - ¥30,000 in gift vouchers.
    Award for excellence: 2 winners - ¥3,000 in gift vouchers.
  2. Haiku in English on a theme of your choice: Grand Prix 1 winner - ¥30,000 in gift vouchers.
    Award for excellence: 2 winners - ¥3,000 in gift vouchers.
  3. Haiku in Japanese on a set theme: Grand Prix 1 winner - ¥10,000 in gift vouchers.
    Award for excellence: 2 winners - ¥3,000 in gift vouchers.
  4. Haiku in English on a set theme: Grand Prix 1 winner - ¥10,000 in gift vouchers.
    Award for excellence: 2 winners - ¥3,000 in gift vouchers.
Notes for applications

Copyright of submitted works will belong to the organizers.
The copyright of the work which did not win a prize belongs to its author.
(The winning works will be shown in print and on websites.)

Haiku on a theme of your choice

  • Submissions must include a previously unpublished photograph and haiku made by the applicant, to which the applicant holds sole copyright.
  • Only submit photographs that include people if you have obtained their consent to be photographed and for the photographs to be published.
  • Each applicant may submit up to three works (a photograph with a haiku constitutes one work).

Haiku on a set theme

  • Submit only a haiku related to the photo themes.
  • Each applicant may submit one work related to a particular photograph. (There are eight photo themes, and you may submit one haiku for each.)
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished haiku made by the applicant.
  • Be sure not to mistake the numbers of the photographs.

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 illegible, 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. (This is a measure to prevent the same person improperly submitting several applications using assumed names.)