2016 World Children's Haiku Contest

Contest Results (March 1, 2016) 

Sponsored by: JAL FOUNDATION  Co.Sponsored by: Japan Airlines 
Supported by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan、 Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan、Japan Foundation、 Japan Committee for UNICEF
Co.Supported by In Association with: Haiku International Association、Japan Students Haiku Association, Bronze Publishing Inc.


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 14th contest is to be held this year.

The theme of the 14th contest is ' Morning '.
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.10 'WIND' 
  Vol.11 'SCHOOL' 
 Vol.12 'FESTIVALS' 
Vol.13 'DREAMS' 
       Composition and Artwork at the previous contest

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Haiku Contest Rules

  One entry per child (either typed or handwritten) on the theme of Morning.
  Applicants must be children under the age of 16 on February 15, 2016.
  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 accepted.
  Please ensure that each submission is original and unpublished.
  The haiku must be three lines long.
  All rights (for compositions and artwork) will be reserved by JAL FOUNDATION.

Contest Results:
  Contest results will be announced on the JAL FOUNDATION website on JUN 2016.
  Grand-prize haiku will be published in the contest anthology, "Haiku By World Children, Vol. 14".
  Grand-prize haiku will be shown in the entertainment program on Boeing 787 international JAL flights.

Submission Deadline:  February 15, 2016

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

Guidelines for submission Entry Form
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