Fourth Japan-EU English Haiku Contest : Deadline is August 1

2013/07/29

 

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外務省欧州局政策課

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, European Policy Division

 

Fourth Japan-EU English Haiku Contest

June 3, 2013
Japanese

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  1. 1.    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) and the Delegation of the European Union to Japan will host the Fourth Japan-EU English Haiku Contest under the theme of “Rainbow”.
  2. 2.    The contest is open to the nationals of Japan and the EU member states (including Croatia; the same will apply hereinafter), who reside in Japan or the EU member states. The application period will be from June 3 to August 1.
  3. 3.    One winner each from the EU and Japan will be announced in due course. MOFA will offer the winner from the EU a round-trip to Matsuyama City, the birthplace of modern Haiku in Japan. The EU Delegation to Japan will invite the winner from Japan to Belgium, the home country of European Council President H.E. Mr. Herman Van Rompuy who loves Haiku and an active Haikuist himself.
  4. 4.    During the application period, some of submitted Haiku will be posted on the Facebook Fan Page. Facebook account holders can enjoy communicating with each other on the page.
  5. 5.    This contest is expected to build a bridge of friendship like rainbow which encourages more active people-to-people exchanges between Japan and the EU.

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* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of the original in Japanese.

 

Fourth Japan-EU English Haiku Contest

-Winners will be invited to Japan or Belgium-

(Guidelines for Submission)

 

3 June 2013

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

European Union

  Introduction

Mr Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, is a haiku poet who has published his own book of haiku poetry. To advance “People-to-people and cultural exchanges,” a common Japan-EU goal, the Japan-EU English Haiku Contest has been held three times previously. The third contest was held from June to July 2012 under the theme of “Dawn,” and 523 haiku poets participated in the competition.

 

This year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the European Union are pleased to host the Fourth Japan-EU English Haiku Contest and call on contestants to share their haiku under the theme of “Rainbow”, hoping this contest will also deepen the relationship between Japan and the EU at the grass-root level.

 

 

  Organizers: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA), Delegation of the European Union to Japan

 

  Sponsors: Matsuyama City (Ehime Prefecture, Japan), Flemish Haiku Center (Belgium)

 

  Theme: Rainbow

 

  Rules of entry: Only one English haiku, previously unpublished, may be submitted per applicant. Please refer to some aspect of the theme “Rainbow.” Since haiku is considered to be the shortest poem in the world, three-line haiku is desirable. Seasonal words (Kigo) are not essential for the entries.

 

  Eligibility for participation: The contest is open to the nationals of the EU member states (including Croatia; the same will apply hereinafter) and Japan who are currently residing in the EU  or Japan. This is available to all ages.

 

  Submission: Please fill out the entry form and submit it by email to:

japaneuhaiku-contest@mofa.go.jp

*Please note that English haiku submitted in the Haiku Post in the Delegation of Japan to the European Union in Brussels will not be considered as entry for this contest.

 

  Deadline: 1st August 2013 (2:00 AM, Brussels time)

 

  Judges:       Official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Official from the Delegation of the European Union to Japan

Haiku specialists

 

  FACEBOOK Fan Page

www.facebook.com/haikucontest

We have set up a Fan Page for the Contest on Facebook. Randomly selected haiku will be uploaded to the Facebook Fan Page. Those registered on Facebook can communicate with applicants from Japan and the EU. (Please refer to www.facebook.com for details about the method of registration and utilization of Facebook.)

 

  Awards: One winner each from the EU and Japan will be announced in due course. MOFA will offer the winner from the EU a round-trip to Matsuyama City, the birthplace of modern Haiku in Japan. The EU Delegation to Japan will invite the winner from Japan to Belgium, the home country of European Council President H.E. Mr. Herman Van Rompuy who loves Haiku and an active Haikuist himself.

 

*The contest winners will be notified by e-mail and be given further details of the round-trip prize. Please note that related expenses covered by the organizers have certain limitation.

 

  Contact: To make an inquiry, please contact us by email.

 European Policy Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (japaneuhaiku-contest@mofa.go.jp)

 

 

 

 

Fourth Japan-EU English Haiku Contest Entry Form

Please email to japaneuhaiku-contest@mofa.go.jp

 

 

Given Name

Family Name

*Name

 

 

*Address

 

*E-Mail

 

*Telephone

 

*Nationality

 

 

*Age

 

 

Profession/School name

 

           

 

*One Haiku

 

Messages

 

Note:

1) Items marked with an asterisk * must be filled in completely.

2) Only one haiku, previously unpublished, may be submitted per applicant.

3) Submitted haiku and the name of the haiku poets may be made public, shown on homepages, Facebook, or otherwise displayed under the copyright of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Union.

4) Your personal information will be used for official reason only by organizers and sponsors.

 

We sincerely hope that you will enjoy writing and sharin haiku with eac other.

Please submit your haiku before by August 1.

Hidenori Hiruta at Akita International Haiku Network

 

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