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

 

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 one of the longest running ethnic festivals in the State of Hawaii, primarily dedicated to the perpetuation of Japanese culture.

Extended Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by October 22, 2016.

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 the Cherry Blossom Festival public appearance at Kahala Mall, on January 14, 2017 (details to be confirmed later.)
    • Haiku and artwork published in the 65th Cherry Blossom Festival Souvenir Book
    • Haiku and artwork showcased on www.cbfhawaii.com

Theme: Kokoro” heart, mind, spirit.

Although this value can be interpreted and expressed in different ways, its overarching meaning of ‘the heart within’ is considered to be of paramount importance in the Japanese culture.

Additional Requirements:

·       Original haiku needs to reflect the meaning of this year’s theme, kokoro. 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:

65th CBF Haiku Art Contest

P.O. BOX 1105

Aiea, Hawaii 96701