Call for entries The 17th World Children's Haiku Contest (2021-2022)

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 17th contest is to be held this year.

The theme of the 17th contest is ' Towns '.

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

Theme
"Towns"
Applications
Applicants must be the age of 15 and under on February 28th, 2022.
Composition
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.).
  • 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  • Every entry must be the original and unpublished work of the child himself/herself.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.
  • Glue the application form on the back of the work.
Entry fee
free
Submission's Period
Japan Contest (work in Japanese) 1st Jun, 2021 - 30th Sep, 2021 deadline: 30th Sep, 2021
World Contest (work in local languages) 1st Nov, 2021 - 28th Feb, 2022 deadline: 28th Feb, 2022
Contest Results
Contest results will be announced on the JAL FOUNDATION website around the end of Aug, 2022. Haiku By World Children, Volume.17 will be shown in the entertainment program on Boeing 787 international Japan Airlines flights.
Prize
  • Contest results will be announced on the JAL FOUNDATION website around the end of Aug, 2022.
  • All Grand-prize haiku will be collected and published next year as an anthology titled 'Haiku By World Children'.
  • Haiku By World Children, Volume.17 will be shown in the entertainment program on Boeing 787 international Japan Airlines flights.
Guidelines for submission and Entry Form
Please attach this application form to the back of submitted work with glue.
Angola
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 779KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 362KB]
Armenia
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 776KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 338KB]
Australia
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 754KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 372KB]
Beijing
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 916KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 350KB]
Bhutan
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 761KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 371KB]
Brazil
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 761KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 350KB]
Bulgaria
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 930KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 400KB]
Canada
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 750KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 299KB]
Croatia
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 910KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 448KB]
Dalian
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 916KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 361KB]
Estonia
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 788KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 321KB]
Finland (Under Preparation)
(Under Preparation)
(Under Preparation)
France
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 770KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 299KB]
Germany
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 760KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 372KB]
Ghana
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 892KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 374KB]
Guangzhou
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 922KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 354KB]
HongKong
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 1.0MB]
Entry Form [PDF: 577KB]
Guidelines for submission(E) [PDF: 815KB]
Entry Form(E) [PDF: 372KB]
India
Guidelines for submission(E) [PDF: 762KB]
Entry Form(E) [PDF: 371KB]
Indonesia
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 805KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 349KB]
Ireland
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 754KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 372KB]
Italy
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 758KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 365KB]
Kaohsiung
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 1.1MB]
Entry Form [PDF: 516KB]
Latvia (Under Preparation)
(Under Preparation)
(Under Preparation)
Lithuania
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 877KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 398KB]
Malaysia
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 768KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 290KB]
Mexico
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 794KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 309KB]
Mongolia
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 900KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 335KB]
Mozambique
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 789KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 361KB]
Nepal
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 761KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 370KB]
Netherlands
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 747KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 375KB]
Philippines (Under Preparation)
(Under Preparation)
(Under Preparation)
Poland
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 925KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 385KB]
Portugal
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 781KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 361KB]
Romania
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 903KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 410KB]
Russia
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 931KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 384KB]
Senegal
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 778KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 331KB]
Shanghai
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 907KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 354KB]
Singapore
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 759KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 344KB]
Slovenia
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 875KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 416KB]
Spain
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 788KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 382KB]
Srilanka
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 761KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 371KB]
Sweden
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 770KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 366KB]
Taipei
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 1.1MB]
Entry Form [PDF: 513KB]
Thailand
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 1.15MB]
Entry Form [PDF: 466KB]
Tianjin
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 918KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 354KB]
Turkey
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 886KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 389KB]
United Kingdom
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 750KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 408KB]
USA: Boston
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 751KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 285KB]
USA: Chicago
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 750KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 285KB]
USA: Dallas
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 792KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 285KB]
USA: Guam
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 757KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 355KB]
USA: Hawaii
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 754KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 285KB]
USA: Los Angeles
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 754KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 285KB]
USA: New York
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 753KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 285KB]
USA: San Diego
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 758KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 285KB]
USA: San Francisco
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 751KB]
Entry Form [PDF: 285KB]
Vietnam
Guidelines for submission [PDF: 1.0MB]
Entry Form [PDF: 468KB]
Inquiries
JAL FOUNDATION
  • 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
JAL FOUNDATION
Sponsored
Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
Cooperation
Haiku International Association
GAKKEN HOLDINGS CO.,LTD.
Supported
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Agency for Cultural Affairs
Japan Committee for UNICEF
The Japan Foundation

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