Entries welcome – 8th Yamadera Bashō Haiku Contest

Entries are invited for the 8th Yamadera Bashō Memorial Museum Haiku Contest.
The entry period will commence on April 1 – entries will close on Saturday, 4 June 2016.
Poets may submit either one or two haiku, previously unpublished.
In making an entry to Division Four, non-Japanese entrants are not required to provide a translation.
No entry fee is payable.
Entries can be submitted by email to this address:
Submissions can also be sent by post to this address instead:
Yamadera Bashō Memorial Museum
4223 Nanin Yamadera, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata-ken, 999-3301 JAPAN
Entries may even be faxed to this number: (0)23-695-2552
In each division, one grand prize and two distinguished work prizes will be awarded.

Prize winners will be notified by post or email.
Recipients will receive a certificate printed in English and Japanese, as well as an additional prize.
Prize-winning haiku poems and the haiku submission collection will be displayed on the Yamadera Bashō Memorial Museum website.
Haiku submissions and applicant names may be printed in the Haiku Submission Collection, displayed on the museum website, and otherwise made public.

Noboru Oba
Yamadera Bashō Memorial Museum