International Photo-Haiku Contest
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■ Haiku in English on a set theme: Tourism Exchange City Category

Cities that have signed a tourism exchange agreement with Matsuyama City

provided by Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Photo 8Kannon-zaki Lighthouse (Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture)
provided by Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture
Photo 9Uchitsuboi, Former residence of Natsume Soseki (Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture)
provided by Inuyama City, Aichi Prefecture
Photo 10Steam locomotive and spring green, Museum Meiji Mura (Inuyama City, Aichi Prefecture)
provided by Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Photo 11Mitakiji Temple in autumn (Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture)
provided by Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo Prefecture
Photo 12Yuzo Saeki Atelier Site, Shinjuku City Historic Site (Yuzo Saeki Memorial Museum) (Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo Prefecture)
provided by Higashimatsuyama City, Saitama Prefecture
Photo 13Sunflower Hill, Higashimatsuyama Agricultural Park (Higashimatsuyama City, Saitama Prefecture)
provided by Ikaruga Town, Nara Prefecture
Photo 14The ancient road of Ikaruga (Ikaruga Town, Nara Prefecture)

Deadline: January 11, 2023

*The form must be filled out completely

Author's name (real name)
Country of residence/Japanese prefecture  
Telephone
Email address

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Photo
Your haiku

Pen name (If you want your haiku to be published under your pen name, write it here.)

■ 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 the website.

Haiku on a set theme

  1. Submit only haiku related to the 14 photos.
  2. You may only submit one haiku for each of the 14 photos, i.e., 14 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 Submissions must be previously unpublished haiku by the applicant.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.

■ 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.

■ Winners

Winners will be first informed by phone or email in March 2023, then announced on the website.

■ Prizes

Your photo-haiku in Japanese

Grand Prix: 1 winner - Goods equivalent to 20,000 yen

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

Your photo-haiku in English

Grand Prix: 1 winner - Goods equivalent to 20,000 yen

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

Haiku in Japanese on a set theme: Setouchi - Matsuyama Category

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

Award for excellence: 1 winner - Goods equivalent to 3,000 yen

Haiku in English on a set theme: Setouchi - Matsuyama Category

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

Award for excellence: 1 winner - Goods equivalent to 3,000 yen

Haiku in English on a set theme: Tourism Exchange City Category

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

Award for excellence: 1 winner - Goods equivalent to 3,000 yen

Haiku in Japanese on a set theme: Tourism Exchange City Category

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

Award for excellence: 1 winner - Goods equivalent to 3,000 yen

■ Standard Rules of English haiku for the Setouchi-Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest

  1. Three lines
  2. With or without a season word
  3. No fixed number of syllables

■ 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 not be accepted.
  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.

■ 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 once a month.

Haiku Box 365

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