Call for Entries: 64th Cherry Blossom Festival Encourages Student Participation in “Haiku Art Contest”

The 64th Cherry Blossom Festival, a project of the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce, has announced a call for entries for its annual “Haiku Art Contest.”

The Cherry Blossom Festival invites Hawaii students in grades 3-12 to showcase their creativity through haiku, the Japanese style of short-form poetry, and art. Each haiku must be accompanied by a two-dimensional original artwork (such as a painting, drawing, print, or photo) that conveys this year’s theme, Kansha, the Japanese value of gratitude.

Entries can be submitted in the following categories: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12.

Completed entries (including the application form, haiku, and artwork) must be mailed to:

64th CBF Haiku Art Contest
P.O. Box 1105
Aiea, Hawaii 96701

Entries must be postmarked by Oct. 12, 2015. Eligible students must submit their application form under the supervision of an adult educator, parent, or legal guardian.

Application forms and full contest details are available online here.

Last year's winner (Grades 3-5): Karys Imai, Grade 5, Kaneohe Elementary

Last year's winner (Grades 3-5): Karys Imai, Grade 5, Kaneohe Elementary