[JAL Foundation] 17th Annual World Children’s Haiku Contest 2021-2022


Announcing the JAL Foundation 17th Annual World Children’s Haiku Contest 2021-2022!

   MON, NOVEMBER 1, 2021 -  MON, FEBRUARY 28, 2022


JAL FOUNDATION biennially organizes the ‘World Children’s Haiku Contest‘, and we are happy to announce that the 17th contest is to be held this year.

The theme of the 17th contest is Towns.‘   (Click on the imange to download the Poster.) 

Through the contest, children are given the opportunity to compose haiku that will encompass their memories. The experience of composing haiku will also become a part of their pleasant memories of their childhood.

All Grand-prize haiku will be collected and published next year as an anthology titled:
Haiku By World Children, Volume 17

Originating from Japan, Haiku is the shortest form of poetry in the world. In a short descriptive verse,  it captures a moment in the poet’s life, or simply expresses the beauty of nature. Haiku is now enjoyed in many countries around the world.


World Contest (work in local languages)

November 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022

  • Deadline: Feb 28,  2022


  • One entry per child (either typed or handwritten) on the theme of “Towns”.
  • Applicants must be the age of 15 and under on February 28th, 2022.
  • The haiku must be accompanied by hand-drawn or hand-crafted artwork on the same page, using A4-sized paper (21 cm x 29.7 cm) or letter-sized paper (8.5 in. x 11 in.).
  • Glue the application form on the back of the work.


  • Any form of artwork (except photographs or digital images) can be submitted.
  • Every entry must be the original and unpublished work of the child himself/herself.
  • Assistance by others(parents, other adults, siblings, or other children)is prohibited.
  • The haiku must be presented in three short lines.
  • All rights (for compositions and artwork) will be reserved by JAL FOUNDATION.

Entry fee: free

Contest Results:

  • Contest results will be announced on the JAL FOUNDATION website in August, 2022.
  • Haiku By World Children, Volume 17 will be shown in the entertainment program on Boeing 787  international Japan Airlines flights.

Entries and More Information:

Download the Rgistration Form HERE 

December 2nd, 2021 12:00 AM

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