Kikakuza Haibun Contest 2011 Guidelines


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Ideally, there will be one Grand Prix, a number of Za Prizes (Highly Commended), and some Honourable Mentions, too. The authors of entries chosen for the first two of these categories will receive prizes as well as certificates from Kikakuza. In the spring, a bilingual bulletin will be published in Japan (there is a Japanese Haibun Section, too), and the results displayed both on the Kikakuza homepage and here on the Hailstone Icebox. Check back in April? You can read last year’s top four pieces on a separate page here right now (Kikakuza ’10 Winning Haibun).
Entries to: Ms. Motoko Yoshioka, Regalia 907, 7-32-44 Fujimi-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo 190-0013, Japan (to arrive between 1 Oct. 2009 and 31 Jan. 2010)

No more than 30 lines (max. 80 spaces each), with title and at least one haiku, not necessarily phrased in three lines. Print on one side of A4, if possible, with your name and address, tel. no., and email address typed along the bottom. The judges will not get to know your identity until judging is over and Kikakuza already knows the results.

Judges: Nobuyuki Yuasa & Stephen Henry Gill.

Entry fee and no. of entries per author: the Contest is free this year! Maximum 3 entries per author.

Source: Kikakuza Haibun Contest 2011 Guidelines









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