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Entry Rules for non-Japanese contributors

Entry Rules for non-Japanese contributors
Applicants Open to anyone
Deadline August 31,2023
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, country, city, e-mail address, and phone number.
All submissions to the “Kusamakura” Haiku Competition must be original and must not have been previously published. Any plagiarized and imitative haiku shall not be accepted.



Contest results Winners will be informed by e-mail or phone by the end of October 2023, and at the same time will be asked current address to send the prize.
If the winner cannot be contacted in person by e-mail or phone, the award will be cancelled
Awards ceremony The awarding ceremony will be held on November 18 in Kumamoto city. Winners of non-Japanese section will have their prizes by mail.
Publication Prize winning Haikus will be displayed on our homepage at the middle of January 2024.
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 : goods worthy of ¥20,000
・Chikasuitoshi Kumamoto-sho (Kumamoto ‘City of Artesian Waters’ Haiku Award) to one winner : goods worthy of ¥10,000
・Tokusen (Second Prize) to 8 winners : goods worthy of ¥5,000
・Nyusen (Third Prize) to 20 winners