The 16th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2019-2020
| Originating from Japan, Haiku is the shortest form of poetry in the world.
In a short descriptive verse,
it captures a moment in the poet's life, or simply expresses the beauty of nature. Haiku is now enjoyed
in many countries around the world.
JAL FOUNDATION biennially organize 'World Children's Haiku Contest', and we are happy to announce that
the 15th contest is to be held this year.
The theme of the 16th contest is ' Sports '.
Through the contest, children are given the opportunity to compose haiku that will encompass their memories.
The experience of composing haiku will also become a part of their pleasant memories of their childhood.
All Grand-prize haiku will be collected and published next year as an anthology titled 'Haiku By World Children'.
| Haiku Contest Rules
One entry per child (either typed or handwritten) on the theme of "Sports".
Applicants must be the age of 15 and under on February 29th, 2020.
The haiku must be accompanied by hand-drawn or hand-crafted artwork on the same page,
using A4-sized paper (21 cm x 29.7 cm) or letter-sized paper (8.5 in. x 11 in.).
Glue the application form on the back of the work.
Any form of artwork (except photographs or digital images) can be submitted.
Every entry must be the original and unpublished work of the child himself/herself.
Assistance by others(parents,other adults,siblings, or other children)is prohibited.
The haiku must be presented in three short lines.
All rights (for compositions and artwork) will be reserved by JAL FOUNDATION.
Entry fee: free
Contest results will be announced on the JAL FOUNDATION website in June, 2020.
Haiku By World Children, Volume.16 will be shown in the entertainment program on Boeing 787
international Japan Airlines flights.
Japan Contest (work in Japanese) 1st Jun, 2019 - 30th Sep, 2019 deadline: 30th Sep, 2019
World Contest (work in local languages) 1st Oct, 2019 - 29th Feb, 2020 deadline: 29th Feb, 2020
Guidelines for submission and Entry Form ：
Please attach this application form to the back of submitted work with glue.
For general inquiries :
2-4-11, Hishi-shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002, JAPAN
E-mai：(Please write your name and country)
* JAL Foudation will use the personal information collected upon entry of the Haiku Contest for the purpose
of organizing the contest, informing the winner and other activities related to the Haiku contest.
* Winning Haiku peice will become publicly annouced with the author name, age and country.
* All rights of entry (poem and artwork) will be reserved by JAL Foundation.
Organized by : Sponsored by ：
Cooperation from ： Haiku International Association
Supported by：Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan,
Japan Committee for UNICEF