“2022 Grey-faced Haiku Contest” Grand prize will be decided from 1,025 applicants in Miyakojima City
Record number of applications
● Held the “2022 Grey-faced Haiku Contest” for elementary, junior high and high school students and adults living in Miyakojima City. The total number of applications was 1,025, the highest ever.
● 30 works, including the grand prize and other prizes and honorable mentions, have been selected. Newly established “Miyakojima Mayor’s Award”, “Miyakojima City Superintendent of Education Award” and “Miyanohana Award”.
● For the first time, applications from adults (ages 18 and over) were also included.
Award-winning works announced!
▲Part of the entries
The Nature Conservation Society of Japan (approximately 24,000 members, Chairman: Akira Kameyama) will hold the “Grey-faced Beagle Haiku Contest” this summer for elementary, junior high and high school students and adults (ages 18 and over) living in Miyakojima City, Okinawa Prefecture. We also held an event and received applications from 1,025 people in the city. (*807 last year)
What is the “Sashiba Haiku Contest”?
The endangered migratory bird “Grey-faced Buffalo” is an endangered species of hawk that breeds in Japan’s satoyama and migrates to Southeast Asia in winter.
The Nature Conservation Society of Japan conducts international conservation activities for Grey-faced Buzzards at breeding grounds (Ichikai Town, Tochigi Prefecture), stopover sites (Miyakojima City, Okinawa Prefecture), and wintering sites (Luzon Island, Philippines). As part of this, we have held the “International Grey-faced Buzzard Summit” to think about the future of Grey-faced Buzzards and the people living in areas visited by Grey-faced Buzzards. Starting in 2019, it will be held in Ichikai, Tochigi Prefecture, and in 2021, it will be held in Miyakojima City, Okinawa Prefecture.
The “Grey-faced Buzzard Haiku Contest” has been held for elementary, junior high and high school students living in Miyakojima City since 2018 in conjunction with the “International Grey-faced Buzzard Summit”, and this year was the fifth time it was held. This year, in addition to accepting applications from adults (over 18 years old), we have established the “Miyakojima Mayor’s Award”, “Miyakojima City Superintendent of Education Award”, and “Miyanohana Award”.
As a result, this year we received a record 1,025 entries from 15 elementary schools, 12 junior high schools, 4 high schools, and 58 adults.
Work submission period: July 11th to September 9th, 2022
Target: Elementary school students, junior high school students, high school students, adults (18 years old and over) living in Miyakojima City
Selection Committee: Miyakojima Junior Haiku Development Society, Miyakojima City, Miyakojima City Board of Education, Miyako Wild Bird Society, Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd., Shimojishima Airport Management Co., Ltd., Miyanohana Co., Ltd., Rush Japan LLC, Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Nature Conservation Society of Japan Organizer: Nature Conservation Society of Japan
Co-sponsored by: Miyakojima Junior Haiku Development Society, Miyako Wild Bird Society, Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.
Cooperation: Shimojishima Airport Management Co., Ltd., Miyanohana Co., Ltd., Rush Japan LLC
Supported by: Miyakojima City, Miyakojima City Board of Education, Miyako Television, Miyako Shimpo, Miyako Mainichi Shimbun
About “2022 Sashiba Haiku Contest Winning Works”
The prize-winning works selected from 1,025 entries are as follows. [Image 2
*As a result of considering the risk of the spread of the new coronavirus infection, we have decided to cancel the award ceremony inviting all the winners. For all award winners, we will replace the commendation by sending a certificate and other supplementary prizes. The prize-winning works will be introduced at the 50th Commemorative Lecture on the 50th Commemorative Lecture on the Number of Grey-faced Buzzards in Irabu Island, Miyakojima City, which will be held at Yuinohashi Gakuen on Sunday, October 16th. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Click here for “Miyakojima City Irabujima Grey-faced Buzzard Flying Survey 50th Commemorative Lecture”
For more information on gray-faced buzzards and the Nature
Conservation Society of Japan’s conservation activities for gray-faced buzzards, please visit our website below.
Nature Conservation Society of Japan
One of the oldest nature conservation organizations in Japan, founded in 1951 for the purpose of nature conservation and biodiversity conservation. 24,000 members. Starting with nature conservation in Oze, where the dam project was underway, we continued our activities in Yakushima, Ogasawara, and Shirakami-Sanchi, laying the foundation for World Natural Heritage registration. Various activities continue. With the activity message of “Opening up tomorrow with the power of nature,” we are working to create a society where people and nature live in harmony, where everyone from babies to the elderly can live surrounded by beautiful and rich nature and live with smiles. NGOs. From the mountains to the sea, we continue to research, protect, and utilize nature all over Japan.
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