International "Kusamakura" Haiku Competition Website > Entry Rules for non-Japanese contributors

Entry Rules for non-Japanese contributors

Entry Rules for non-Japanese contributors
Applicants Open to anyone
Deadline August 31,2021
Application guidelines

Entries must be submitted via the homepage.
Each applicant can enter up to two haiku poems.
Entries are only possible in English, Chinese and Spanish.
Please include name, current address, gender, e-mail address, and phone number.
(Notification of results, award money, etc. will be sent out according to the contact info on your application form so please ensure it is accurate and up-to-date.)



Contest results Winners will be informed by e-mail or phone at the beginning of November 2021.
If the winner cannot be contacted in person by e-mail or phone, the award will be cancelled
Awards ceremony Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the awarding ceremony in November will be held without audience this year. Winners of non-Japanese section will have their prizes by mail.
Publication Prize winning Haikus will be displayed on our homepage.
Judges Isamu Nishimaki (Professor of Kumamoto University)
Judy Yoneoka (Professor of Kumamoto Gakuen University)
Kayoko Ijiri (Professor at Kyoto Sangyo University)
Morio Nishikawa (Professor Emeritus of Kumamoto University)
Prizes ・Kusamakura Taisho (Grand Prize) to one winner : ¥30,000
・Chikasuitoshi Kumamoto-sho (Kumamoto ‘City of Artesian Waters’ Haiku Award) to one winner : ¥10,000
・Tokusen (Second Prize) to 8 winners : ¥5,000
・Nyusen (Third Prize) to 20 winners