2. World Children's Haiku Contest

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 Every entry must be the original and unpublished work of the child himself/herself.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:
 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.

Submission's Period:
 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.

Guidelines for submission Entry Form
   Angora  PDF  
   Armenia (Under Preparation)  (Under Preparation)
   Australia  PDF  
   Bangladesh (Under Preparation)  (Under Preparation)
   Bhutan  PDF
   Brazil  PDF
   Bulgaria  PDF
   Canada  PDF
   China/Beijing  PDF
   China/Dalian  PDF
   China/Guangzhou  PDF
   China/Shanghai  PDF
   China/Tianjin  PDF
   China/HongKong  PDF  PDF(E)
   Croatia (Under Preparation)  (Under Preparation)
   Ecuador  PDF
   Estonia  PDF
   Finland (Under Preparation)  (Under Preparation)
   France  PDF
   Germany  PDF
   India  PDF(E)
   Indonesia  PDF  
   Ireland  PDF
   Italy  PDF
   Korea  PDF
   Latvia  PDF  PDF(R) 
   Lithuania  PDF
   Malaysia  PDF
   Maldives  PDF
   Mexico  PDF
   Mongolia  PDF
   Nepal  PDF
   Netherlands  PDF
   Philippines  PDF
   Poland  PDF
   Portugal  PDF
   Romania  PDF
   Russia  PDF
   Senegal (Under Preparation)  (Under Preparation)
   Singapore  PDF
   Slovenia (Under Preparation)  (Under Preparation)
   Spain  PDF
   Srilanka  PDF
   Sweden  PDF
   Taiwan/North Region  PDF  
   Taiwan/South Region  PDF  
   Thailand  PDF  
   Turkey  PDF  
   USA/Boston  PDF
   USA/Chicago  PDF
   USA/Dallas  PDF
   USA/Los Angeles  PDF  
   USA/San Diego  PDF  
   USA/San Francisco  PDF
   USA/New York  PDF
   USA/Guam  PDF
   USA/Hawaii  PDF
   Vietnam  PDF
   United Kingdom  PDF
Other countries and regions :Under Preparation

 For general inquiries : 
    2-4-11, Hishi-shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002, JAPAN
    FAX: 81-3-5460-5997
    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 : jalloago
 Cooperation from : Haiku International Association   gakken
 Supported by:Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan,
Japan Committee for UNICEF