|Entry Rules for non-Japanese contributors|
|Applicants||Open to anyone|
|Deadline||September 9, 2016 (Received by September 9, 2016)|
Entries must be submitted by mail or via the homepage.
Free. One person can send two pieces of Haiku (only unpublished works)
|Contest results||Winners will be informed by mail at the beginning of November 2016|
|Awards ceremony||An awards ceremony will be held at the Kumamoto Shintoshin Plaza on November 19,2016, but overseas applicants will have their prize money mailed to them.
Publications will only be sent to winning individuals during the latter half of February 2017.
|Judges||Alan Rosen（guest Professor at Memorial Museum of the Fifth High School）
Eiichi Chishima(part time Professor at Meiji Gakuin University, part time Professor at Daito Bunka University)
Morio Nishikawa (Professor emeritus at Kumamoto University)
|Prizes||・Kusamakura Taisho (Grand Prize) to one winner : ￥50,000
・Chikasuitoshi Kumamoto Sho (Kumamoto ‘City of Artesian Waters’ Haiku Award) to one winner : Kumamoto traditional craft
・Tokusen (Second Prize) to 8 Winners : ￥5,000
・Nyusen (Third Prize) to 20 winners
|Please send your haiku to||
“Kusamakura” Haiku Competition Office