International Photo-Haiku Contest
Japanese

A new culture is blossoming in Matsuyama, the city for haiku 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

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 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”
Your photo and your haiku submitted together, addressing a theme of "the sea"
3. Haiku in English on a set theme
4. Haiku in Japanese on a set theme
Using one of our linked photos as a prompt, submit your original haiku to create a photo-haiku combination. The theme is up to you.
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

After the selection, winners will be informed by phone or email in late January 2018.
An award ceremony and the international photo-haiku event will be held at the Shiki Memorial Museum in Matsuyama, Ehime on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.
Prize-winners will be announced from Monday, February 5th, 2018 on the contest website.

Prize

Haiku in Japanese associated with the theme of “the sea”

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

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

Haiku in English associated with the theme of “the sea”

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

150th anniversary special prize: 2 winners - Goods equivalent to 3,000 yen
(chosen from Haiku in English on a set theme to assignment theme photos 1 to 4)

Notes for applications

Copyright of winning works will belong to the organizers.
(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.

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 12 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. 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.

■ Enquiries

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

■ Organizer

Matsuyama Haiku International Promotion Committee, Matsuyama, Asahi Culture Center, Asahi Shimbun Company

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

■ Haiku Box 365

A website run by Matsuyama City for submitting your haiku poems. A new theme is presented every other week.

Haiku Box 365

International Photo-Haiku Festival event production and supervision: Professor Ruth Vergin, Ehime University