The 35th Toyo University One Hundred Poems of Modern Students Contest

Fri, 30 Jul 2021
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Greetings ITS Students!

ITS Global Engagement is excited to let you know that at Toyo University, each year they organize an event called Gendai Gakusei Hyakunin Isshu, a poem contest open to students.

Gendai Gakusei Hyakunin Isshu (One Hundred Poems of Modern Students) Contest began in 1987 as a Toyo University centennial commemorative event. In 2021, its 35th will be held. The total number of tanka poems entered in the previous contests, expressing present-day students’ views of the world and their daily life, has reached over 1.5 million.

The contestants are called to express their ways of viewing daily life, everyday sentiments and feelings in a traditional Japanese fixed-form poem called tanka (see No.6 below). This contest receive many entries from students across Japan. The 34th contest held in 2020 drew a total of 65,499 poems. This year, Toyo University invites you to join the contest!

  1. Enter Period
    Friday, September 17 – Wednesday, October 13, 2021 (both dates inclusive)
  2. How to Apply
    Write your poem and the required information in the attached application form, convert the file into a PDF, and send it to the address below.
  3. E-mail Address (PR Section, General Affairs Dept., Toyo University)

Important documents can be accessed below :

  1. Application Form
  2. Application Guide


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