As posted from the Toujin Club yahoogroups.
PHOTO HAIKU GUIDELINES
1. The Photo Haiku Contest is open to all enrolled students of the Ateneo de Manila University, whether in undergraduate or postgraduate courses.
2. An entry to this contest consists of one piece of paper, cartolina, or illustration board measuring 9″x12″ (oslo paper size), with one photograph (color or black-and-white, using film or digital printing) printed or pasted on it, with a haiku printed within, beside, or below the photograph, but in any case within the abovementioned dimensions.
3. With each entry, the author and the photographer should submit his/her full name, year and concentration, on or before 12:00 noon of Monday, September 7, 2009 to the Japanese Studies Program, Room 209, 2nd Floor, Leong Hall, School of Social Sciences, ADMU. Late entries will automatically be disqualified, although they could still be exhibited during the JSP Week.
4. The haiku must be written in any of the following languages: Japanese in Japanese script, English, or Tagalog. There is no required theme for the photo haiku.
5. All entries, including the haiku and the photographs, must be original works. Nonetheless, once they are submitted to the Japanese Studies Program (JSP), they become properties of the JSP, which will duly acknowledge the authors and photographers whenever the works are exhibited. A work (whether haiku or photograph) that is discovered to be made by another person(s) without his/her consent shall warrant immediate disqualification from the contest and possible sanction by the university for plagiarism and/or dishonesty.
6. Judging will be done in two ways – through a panel of judges, whose decisions will carry 60% weight, and voting by students, which will carry 40% weight. Voting by students will commence on Tuesday, September 8, at 8:30 a.m. and will finish on Thursday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m.
7. A student may enter more than one work, whether as a writer or as a photographer (or both), but in any case, not more than three works.
8. In case of a tie, both or more of the works will be awarded first prize.
9. Prizes will be given on Friday, September 11, 2009 during the culminating activity of the JSP Week.
10. Inquiries about the contest may be directed to the Japanese Studies Program, School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University c/o Ms. Marian Salvador, Tel. 426-6001 loc 5248.
Hopefully after reading these guidelines you’ll all be ready to take photographs and start writing.