Friday, January 4, 2013

Genjuan International Haibun Contest 2013

Dear Friends,

Below are the abbreviated details of Japan's only international haibun contest, the Genjuan Contest 2013 (closing date Jan. 31, 2013) for you and your haiku friends/colleagues. Entry is free and there are genuine prizes. Do send in a work or two if you can.


Nobuyuki Yuasa & Stephen Henry Gill

Genjuan International Haibun Contest 2013 Guidelines

Ideally, there will be one Grand Prix, a number of An Prizes (‘Cottage’ Prizes, highly commended), and some Honourable Mentions, too. The authors of entries chosen for the first two of these categories will receive prizes, and all decorated works will warrant a certificate from the organizers. In late spring, the results will be displayed on the Hailstone Icebox (internet) and elsewhere. You can read last year’s top four pieces at
"" ('Genjuan Winning Haibun 2012' page).

Entries to: Ms. Motoko Yoshioka, Regalia 907, 7-32-44 Fujimi-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo 190-0013, Japan (to arrive between 1 Oct. 2012 and 31 Jan. 2013)

Each entry should total 20 to 40 lines (at 1 line = 80 spaces), with title and at least one haiku (no formal restrictions). 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 the Genjuan Contest office already knows the results.

Judges: Nobuyuki Yuasa & Stephen Henry Gill.

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 Maximum 3 unpublished entries per author.

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