17th World Children’s Haiku Contest

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’.

Guidelines for Submission (Canada): http://www.jal-foundation.or.jp/commonY20/haiku/contest/pdf/the17th/poster/canada.pdf

Entry Form (Canada): http://www.jal-foundation.or.jp/commonY20/haiku/contest/pdf/the17th/form/canada.pdf

Full Details: http://www.jal-foundation.or.jp/en/haiku/contest2022/

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  • Every entry must be the original and unpublished work of the child himself/herself.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