Genjuan International Haibun Contest 2014

This is Japan’s only international haibun contest. Entry is free and prizes include publication in a haibun book next year. This year, we have a new office and officer, and one new judge, Hisashi Miyazaki, who is warmly welcomed as one of Japan’s only active haibun practitioners.

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 the spring, the results will be displayed here on the Hailstone Icebox and elsewhere. Check back in April or May 2014? You can read last year’s winning pieces on a separate page (‘Genjuan Winning Haibun’).

Entries to : Ms. Eiko Mori, 2-11-23-206 Jokoji, Amagasaki-shi, Hyogo-ken 660-0811, Japan (to arrive between 1 Oct. 2013 and 31 Jan. 2014)

Each entry should total 15 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, Hisashi Miyazaki.

Full details via the page link (top right) ‘幻住庵 Genjuan International Haibun Contest 2014 Guidelines’.  Please do take part!

2 Responses to “Genjuan International Haibun Contest 2014”

  1. Interested to know who won the haibun contest this year (2014) please and looking forward to reading the work.
    Thanks.

    Jane Fraser (Wales)

  2. Jane, thanks for your interest. The Contest judging is complete and the results should be up here later this week.

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