INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL

HAIKU – Submission Guidelines
Theme: Freedom.
The theme word is not required but should be clearly referred to in some form.
Entry: Open to anyone.
Fee: No fee.
Haiku: One unpublished haiku.
Language: English (+ optional mother tongue).
Style: Free verse.
Period for submission: Tuesday, 1st January, 2019 – Friday, 1st March, 2019.
Jury: Representative on behalf of Association Santoka – Damir Damir.
Results: Announced Thursday, 28th March, 2018 via our website (www.santoka.rs).

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Prizes: 30$ and e-diploma for 1st place and e-diplomas for runners up.
Due to high transaction costs, the prize will be paid exclusively through the Paypal account or will be handed over in person during the festival in Belgrade.
Send submissions to: santokahaiku@gmail.com
Submissions only accepted by e-mail.
The subject line of your email should read “Freedom”.
Write your entry in the body of the e-mail, attachments will not be accepted.
Sign your submission:
First name + Last name
Street + House number
Zip code + City
Country
E-mail address
Example: John Doe, Zetska 1, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia, myemail@mail.com

For more information write to us at: santokahaiku@gmail.com

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Please read before submitting.
Haiku must remain unpublished elsewhere until the results have been posted.
By sending a haiku the author agrees to being published without pay in a planned publication. All submissions must be original, unpublished work that is not under consideration by a print or web-based journal. While posts on Internet sites such as the authors own Facebook, Instagram or Twitter etc. are eligible, posts on blogs are not.
Association Santoka will not be held responsible if a third party seeks damages, complains or objects to the use of a submitted work that has been deemed to infringe on a previously held copyright.

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HAIGA (Photo haiku) – Submission Guidelines
Theme: No theme.
Entry: Open to anyone.
Fee: No fee.
Haiga: One unpublished haiga.

As the photograph and haiku share the same space, they are meant to complement, and not explain, one another. In his article, “A Brush With Poetry,” Susumu Takiguchi, the founder of World Haiku Club, writes: “If the painting and haiku are [the same], it would mean that one has been added because the other is not adequate. It is not only superfluous, but could also be interpreted as rude”.

Photo should be submitted in jpg format, longer side not to be smaller than 4000pcx. Submissions smaller than 4000pcx will not be taken into consideration as the selected haiga will be printed on minimum A3 size for possible exhibition purposes.
Files should not to be bigger than 15mb.
Write haiku in the body of the e-mail.
Haiku, watermarks and name of author/authors should not be embedded in the photo.

Language: English (+ optional mother tongue) If the haiga has been done in your mother tongue, you will need to provide an English translated version, along with your mother tongue version, in the body of the email.
Style: Photo haiku.
Photo Haiku is a new visual and literary art form that combines photography and haiku.
Period for submission: Tuesday, 1st, January, 2019 – Friday, 1st March, 2019.
Jury: Representative on behalf of Association Santoka – Damir Damir, poet and Steven Gray, visual artist.
Results: Announced Thursday, 28th March, 2018 via the website (www.santoka.rs).

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Prizes: 30$ and e-diploma for 1st place and e-diplomas for runners up.
Due to high transaction costs, the prize will be paid exclusively through the Paypal account or will be handed over in person during the festival in Belgrade.
Send submissions to: santokahaiku@gmail.com
Submissions only accepted by e-mail.
The subject line of your email should be “Santoka haiga”.
Write the haiku in the body of the e-mail and attach photo.
Rename your photo file: First name_Last name_Country.jpg
Example: John_Doe_Serbia.jpg
Sign your submission:
First name + Last name
Street + House number
Zip code + City
Country
E-mail address
Image author first name + Image author last name. If you are not the author of the image that accompanies your haiku, please write the name of the image author also.
Example: John Doe, Zetska 1, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia, myemail@mail.com
* author of photo: Jane Doe

For more information write to us at: santokahaiku@gmail.com

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Please read before submitting.
Haiga must remain unpublished elsewhere until the results have been posted.
By sending a haiga, the author agrees to being published without pay in a catalogue for the Haiga exhibition. All submissions must be original (including permission to use the image from the original author), unpublished work that is not under consideration by a print or web-based journal. While posts on Internet sites such as the authors own Facebook, Instagram or Twitter etc. are eligible, posts on blogs are not.
Association Santoka will not be held responsible if a third party seeks damages, complains or objects to the use of a submitted work that has been deemed to infringe on a previously held copyright.

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