Fujisan Haiku Competition

Organization: Fujisan Conservation Promotion Division (Yamanashi Prefecture)
Deadline: December 19, 2013
Number of poems: 1
Categories: haiku (theme: Mount Fuji)
Entry fee: none
Prizes: Grand Prize, Award of Excellence, Honorable Mentions and Special Recognitions
Address: fujisan-hz@pref.yamanashi.lg.jp
Website: http://www.pref.yamanashi.jp/fujisan/haikuenglish.html


How to Submit Entries

Since ancient times, Fujisan (Mt. Fuji) has been a sacred mountain and the source of inspiration for many works of art. It is highly valued internationally as a unique mountain in the world, and in June 2013 at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee it was inscribed as a World Heritage Site (Cultural Heritage).
As in 2011 and 2012, our goal is to create an opportunity for people from home and abroad to reflect anew upon this value of Fujisan. We are conducting this “Fujisan Haiku” project to have people compose haiku on the theme of Fujisan, from which famous haiku writers Basho and Buson drew their inspiration.

Fujisan (Mt. Fuji)

Application Category
International Section for haiku composed in English or French. Toru Haga, an internationally renowned expert on comparative literature, will judge the International Section entries.

Announcement of results
February 23rd, 2014.

Yamanashi Council for the Promotion of Mt. Fuji’s Inscription as a World Heritage Site. In cooperation with Shizuoka Prefecture and the Haiku International Association.
For questions or comments, please email fujisan-hz@pref.yamanashi.lg.jp.

Application Period
October 1st, 2013 – December 19th, 2013. If sent by mail, package must be postmarked by no later than December 19th, 2013.

To apply
Please fill out the attached form [available at: http://www.pref.yamanashi.jp/fujisan/documents/2013haikuformat.pdf] and send by one of the following methods:
Mail: Address: Fujisan Conservation Promotion Division, Yamanashi Prefectural Government, 1-6-1 Marunouchi, Kofu City, Yamanashi 400-8501 JAPAN
Fax: +81-55-223-1781
E-mail: fujisan-hz@pref.yamanashi.lg.jp


Conditions for application
The piece must be written by the person who applies for the contest.
If two extraordinarily similar or same pieces are discovered, the two pieces may be ineligible for the contest.
The haiku will not be sent back to the applicant.
Regarding announcement or publication of haiku written by the winners for the Grand Prize, Award of Excellence Prize, Honorable Mention, and Special Recognition, copyright will be given to the Yamanashi Council for the Promotion of Mt. Fuji’s Inscription as a World Heritage Site. The haiku may be used for exhibition presentations, the website home page, and other forms of media without prior consent.
There is no fee to apply for the contest.

Grand Prize:1 person
Award of Excellence: 1 person
Honorable Mention: 2 people
Special Recognition: 15 people
Please note that no monetary prize will be awarded for entries in the International Section.
Each prize winner will be sent a collection of the submitted works.