Haiku ART Contest for students

 

The annual Cherry Blossom Festival “Haiku Art Contest,” sponsored by the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation, invites Hawaii students in grades 3-12 to showcase their creativity through haiku, the Japanese style of short-form poetry. The Cherry Blossom Festival, a project of the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce, is the longest running ethnic festival in the State of Hawaii, primarily dedicated to the perpetuation of Japanese culture.

Deadline: The deadline for the 66th Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Art Contest has passed. Thank you all for your submissions and hard work!

Submission Categories:

  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12

Awards:

  • One (1) winner will be selected per Submission Category by a panel of three judges.
  • Each winner will receive:
    • $100 cash
    • Presentation of prize and on-stage recognition at a Cherry Blossom Festival event in early 2018 (details to be confirmed later.)
    • Haiku and artwork published in the 66th Cherry Blossom Festival Souvenir Book
    • Haiku and artwork showcased on www.cbfhawaii.com

Theme: "Inspire"

Additional Requirements:

  • Original haiku needs to reflect the meaning of this year’s theme, Inspire. Haiku should be typed and printed.
  • Original artwork accompanying the haiku needs to be two-dimensional (i.e. paintings, drawings, prints, and photography.)
  • Please incorporate the haiku and artwork into a single sheet of paper, not exceeding 8½” x 11”
  • Entries will not be returned.
  • Completed application Form, haiku, and artwork to be mailed to:

66th CBF Haiku Art Contest

P.O. BOX 1105

Aiea, Hawaii 96701

2017 haiku art contest winnerS

From left to right: Kristine Wada, 65th CBF general co-chair; Cathy Iwai, president-elect, Japanese Women's Society Foundation; contest winners Kira Nagaki, Alyssa P. Lo, and Kristen Pang; Chelsea Okamoto, 65th CBF Haiku Art Contest chair; and Kristin Alm, 65th CBF general co-chair.

From left to right: Kristine Wada, 65th CBF general co-chair; Cathy Iwai, president-elect, Japanese Women's Society Foundation; contest winners Kira Nagaki, Alyssa P. Lo, and Kristen Pang; Chelsea Okamoto, 65th CBF Haiku Art Contest chair; and Kristin Alm, 65th CBF general co-chair.

Grades 3-5: Kira Nagaki, Grade 5, Kaneohe Elementary

Grades 3-5: Kira Nagaki, Grade 5, Kaneohe Elementary

Grades 6-8: Alyssa P. Lo, Grade 6, Kaneohe Elementary

Grades 6-8: Alyssa P. Lo, Grade 6, Kaneohe Elementary

Grades 9-12: Kristen Pang, Grade 11, Punahou School

Grades 9-12: Kristen Pang, Grade 11, Punahou School