2. World Children's Haiku Contest

The 15th World Children's Haiku Contest (2017-2018) 



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 15th contest is ' Living Things '.
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'.

   Vol.11 'SCHOOL' 
  Vol.12 'FESTIVALS' 
 Vol.13 'DREAMS' 
Vol.14 'MORNING' 
       Composition and Artwork at the previous contest

Haiku Contest Rules

 One entry per child (either typed or handwritten) on the theme of "Living Things".
 Applicants must be the age of 15 and under on January 15, 2018.
 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 Every entry must be the original and unpublished work of the child himself/herself.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, 2018.
 Haiku By World Children, Volume.15 will be shown in the entertainment program on Boeing 787
  international Japan Airlines flights.

Submission's Period: From 1st October 2017 to 15th January 2018

Guidelines for submission and Entry Form :
  Please attach this application form to the back of submitted work with glue.

Guidelines for submission Entry Form
   Armenia  PDF  Excel 
   Australia  PDF  Excel 
   Bangladesh  PDF  Excel  
   Bhutan  PDF  Excel  
   Brazil  PDF  Excel  
   Bulgaria  PDF  Excel  
   Canada  PDF  Excel  
   China/Beijing  PDF  Excel  
   China/Dalian  PDF  Excel  
   China/Guangzhou  PDF  Excel  
   China/Shanghai  PDF  Excel  
   China/Tianjin  PDF  Excel  
   China/HongKong Hongkong(English)  PDF  PDF(E)  Excel  Excel(E) 
   Croatia  PDF  Excel  
   Ecuador  PDF  Excel  
   Estonia  PDF  Excel  
   Finland  PDF  
   France  PDF  Excel  
   Germany  PDF  Excel  
   India  India(English)  PDF  PDF(E)  Excel  Excel(E)  
   Indonesia Indonesia(English)  PDF  PDF(E)  Excel  Excel(E)  
   Ireland  PDF  Excel  
   Italy  PDF  Excel  
   Korea  PDF  Excel 
   Latvia Latvia(Russian)  PDF  PDF(R) Excel Excel(R)
   Lithuania  PDF  Excel  
   Malaysia  PDF  Excel  
   Mexico  PDF  Excel  
   Mongolia  PDF  Excel  
   Nepal  PDF  Excel  
   Netherlands  PDF  Excel  
   Philippines  PDF  Excel  
   Poland  PDF  Excel  
   Portugal  PDF  Excel  
   Romania  PDF  Excel  
   Russia  PDF  Excel  
   Senegal  PDF  Excel  
   Singapore  PDF  Excel  
   Slovenia  PDF  Excel  
   Spain  PDF  Excel  
   Srilanka  PDF  Excel  
   Sweden  PDF  Excel  
   Taiwan/North Region  PDF  Excel 
   Taiwan/South Region  PDF  Excel 
   Thailand  PDF  Excel 
   Turekey  PDF  Excel 
   USA/Boston  PDF  Excel 
   USA/Chicago  PDF  Excel 
   USA/Dallas  PDF  Excel     
   USA/Los Angeles  PDF  Excel 
   USA/San Diego  PDF  Excel 
   USA/San Francisco  PDF  Excel 
   USA/New York  PDF  Excel 
   USA/Guam  PDF  Excel     
   USA/Hawaii  PDF  Excel 
   Vietnam  PDF  Excel 
   United Kingdom  PDF  Excel 
Other countries and regions :
    Guidelines for submission:Click here    
    Entry Form: PDF  Excel    
    Submit Haiku entries to: JAL FOUNDATION (Please see the address below)

 ** Japan Contest was closed on Sep 30,2017

 For general inquiries : 
    2-4-11, Higashi-shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002, JAPAN
    FAX: 81-3-5460-5997
    E-mai:(Please write your name and country)

 Organized by :   Sponsored by : jalloago
 Cooperation from : Haiku International Association   pentel   gakken
 Supported by:Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan, 
     Japan Committee for UNICEF