Entries for EU-Japan NewSpace2060 International Illustrated Haiku Competition 2019

On 25 October 2019, the winners for the EU- Japan NewSpace2060 International Illustrated Haiku competition 2019 was announced at the International Aeronautical Congress at the Washington Convention Centre in Washington DC.
Over 150+ entries were received over 40+ countries. The quality, range and depth of entries exceeded the anticipated expectations and the Judges had a challenging task of selecting the best entries. After much deliberation and consultation with Judges it was decided that all entries would be sent to space in 2021.
The competition was organised in the spirit of celebrating poetry, art and space. With that in mind, NewSpace2060 would be applying to the Guinness Book of records to celebrate the largest number of haiku and poems sent to space for 2021.
We congratulate all the winners and will be in touch in due course. Moreover, many thanks to the Judges for their time and committment to assessing the entries and to the Sponsors for their prizes and ongoing support. 
Thank you and let’s make history together.
1SpacebitAll to space in 2021Guiness book of records 
2InfostellarVoices of SilenceSamuel Levy & Rudy ProvoostLuxembourg
3AstroscaleA beautiful SpaceErnesto L. SantiagoPhilippines
4Solution CreatorsTime TravellerRika InamiJapan
 Painting plus haikuHiggs BosonRika InamiJapan
  Astronomy ClassAlbert PinyaSpain
  A Drop of WaterDjurdja Vekulic- RozicCroatia
  Celestial bodiesNoemi T.L.TranFrance
 Haiku onlyhaikuEduard TaraRomania
  Finding a Path into the UnknownMa. Milagros DumdumPhilippines
  Improving Life on Earth as in SpaceRudy ProvoostLuxemboug
1 Kadir AydemirMelike EsinTurkey
2 FreedomCarmen UrhSlovenia
3 Reflection/of my consciousness/spaceJohn Tiong Chung hooMalaysia
4 Space (Vendy G)VesnaNorth Macedonia
5 DiscoveriesArise WanGermany
6  SPHERE IN SPACETam Lok Man (Mike Chan)HK, SAR, China
7 Length of the chain/ Can’t let the dog watch and see the sky/ Stars wander. * Quiet sky/ Shed a black ink./ I do not see the river.Igor DamnjanovicSerbia
8 Voices of SilenceSamuel levy & Rudy ProvoostLuxembourg
9 Space is AmazingChan Po Chi Angelo (Mike Chan)HK, SAR, China
10 Day LilliesEd BremsonUSA
11 Inspiration is everywhereAida MandicUSA
12 The Lunar GardenAjaya MahalaIndia
13 Save the WorldAlbert Pinya & Rudy ProvoostLuxembourg
To view a sample of entries click here To view entries (uploadable) on Pinterest click here Many congratulations to all those whom entered and participated.   Awarded poets would be contacted in due course.  Meanwhile, we thank you for joining us in celebration space, haiku, poetry and art.


Illustrative entries (no particular order):



Millienials they say

put spaces in between

beyond infinity

by Ana Lorraine Gumata, Philippines


First Rocket

kiwi country

first rocket

I watch the vapor trail

windows open

watching the vapor trail

our first

watching the vapor trail

New Zealand’s

windows open

watching the vapor trail

small country’s

new horizon


by Samuel Levy & Haiku poet Rudy Provoost, Luxembourg


In peace Andromedaun

lock space –

Contact with endlessly

by Stanislava Petrova Gancheva, Bulgaria



 Revenge time has come near,

Now, it’s your turn to be in fear.

Chance will be allotted  to you to try any gear,

But no one can stop me to watch your face in tear.

Forgiving time is over,

Even it was my mistake to start my process slower.

Your mistakes have reached the brim of the tower,

It’s guaranteed that you will blame yourself forever.

It’s my open threat,

That it will be difficult for you even to take last breath.

Sure that you always remain meathead,

Guranteed that you might be in hell even after death.

No one can dare to stop me doing such an end,

In which each part of its body will rend.

Even God will help me in form of temporary lend,

By not punishing me for such an offend.

Be prepared for your last day on earth,

Now remember those crimes you did from the beginning of your birth. 

You destroyed many people’s hearth, 

Even after that you were in heartless mirth.

Now see what is going to happen with you,

For you it will be something new.

All the problems will stick with you like glue,

Excitement is of watching your life’s end view.

Sahaj Sabharwal,Jammu city, 
Jammu and Kashmir,


TEACHER – Our Future Maker

Giving us knowledge of something is a teacher,

Having an inbuilt experience feature.

A good teacher teaches us by heart,

And prays God for our part.

A teacher helps us in developing our mind,

In such a way that is very kind.

A teacher teaches us tricks to achieve our goal,

And warns us to remain careful to avoid any hole.

Without the help of a teacher,

we cant work rife,

And many difficulties will appear in our life.

In this vast world, they are teachers and parents only,

on whom we can rely,

They always keep on us their eye.

And we are confident that they never tell a lie,

They gives us blessings so that we can fly high.

That’s why,

Parents are our caretaker,And teachers are our future maker.

Sahaj Sabharwal, Jammu city, 
Jammu and Kashmir,


Inspiration Is Everywhere

When you really want to succeed,
Because ambition is a special kinda breed,
You will see that inspiration is everywhere.

And the haters start to criticize you,
Blind to the beauty of a happy view,
Just stick to the things that are true.

They are all choosing the easy way,
And that is the place where they’ll stay,
While you spend time with creative play.

Ignore the negative noise,
And pay attention to poise,
Treating comments like toys.
You might lose fake friends,
‘Cause you dislike dead ends,
Oblivious to the obsession with trends.

You have no patience,
For people who spend their youth,
Not chasing after the naked truth.

You develop your vision,
With the power of precision,
Because you chose success as a decision.

Maybe the days will be long,
And you won’t always feel strong,
But fighting for dreams can’t be wrong.

The sense of purpose shall endure,
For those whose hearts are pure,
Our goals hold the ultimate cure.

Disregard what saddens you,
Whenever you feel tired or blue,
Faith will give the needed clue.

The fools who choose to criticize,
Will never know what it means,
To walk among kings and queens.

Self doubt is part of the price,
When you roll the risky dice,
Wanting a bigger and better slice.

You can’t hope to hold the throne,
Living inside your comfort zone,
Comparing yourself to every clone.

There is nothing noble about the idea,
Of becoming a slave to conformity,
It’s simply another cultural deformity.

Moments of pain will come and go,
Teaching you to strengthen and grow,
Creating a powerful internal flow.

And the reward that you will gain,
By avoiding the temptation of being plain,
Shall help you to forever reign.

Many tears will be forced to shed,
Your heart will often bleed red,
But don’t you dare try to fled.

Obstacles hand us a precious gift,
So our important decisions become swift,
Inspiring a beautiful mental shift.

We gain wisdom from words of kindness,
Avoiding the people who want to be mean,
Their dirty conscience is an ugly scene.

You are truly one of a kind,
Believing in the power of your mind,
Leaving all the cruelty and abuse behind.

It is true that people can be unfair,
Their hearts seem cold and blind,
Love is often not that easy to find.

Trust that you will become what you seek,
No matter if they tell you sensitivity is weak,
Because life proves that inspiration is everywhere.

by Aida Mandic, USA


Wake Up!

Wake up!

We’ve been asleep,

It was okay;

We thought indifference

Could stay.

Wake up!

We’ve been asleep,

It’s been alright.

But now it’s time

For us to fight,

But not with armor and with war –

With love, good reason –

Status quo no more!

Wake up!

We’ve been okay,

We’ve been asleep –

But soon the damage goes so deep.

Wake up!

Right now, still

We have the time

To turn around our own crime.

Wake up!

With love

And with good reason

We must correct our own treason

Wake up!

For Nature

And for Earth, our mother,

We call for you, our sister, brother!

Wake up!

And I will be here with you till the end

My long-lost brother, sister and friend…

by Tanya and Christian Postved


Destined Strangers

We are the elements of Love,

We are love elements.                                                         

We are the particles of stars,

Composing our Universe.

We’re stardust

 And particles, that collapse,

And go through certain transformation…

We’ve fallen and ascended,

Then chosen again

To be the angels on probation.

We’re stardust

And particles, that collapse,

And been through certain dangers,

To meet one day and correlate, at last,

To realize: we’re DESTINED STRANGERS.

Through time and space

We’ve recognized each other

And found again

The long-lost sister, brother… 

The same fire to ignite

In all those, who decide to fight,

For better Future and for Love –

Been all sent here from above…

We all got here with the task

Divine mysteries to unmask.

We all contain universal mysteries

In our individual histories.

by Tanya and Christian Postved



In the sound of a waterdrop falling

I hear the Universe calling …

For my soul and for yours too:

This sign’s approved,

The Source is Original,

The process is true.

In the sound of a waterdrop fall

I acknowledge and welcome the call…

I perceive the vibration

That succumbs all stagnation,

Cures fatigue through the wire –

Takes me/you upwards and higher …

Our DNA is a pure antenna –

Through which the Universe

Talks to us

In a comprehensible manner …

It releases the meaningful messages

That convey ALL

What this life about is…

by Tanya and Christian Postved


Tell Me The Story

Tell me the story of a lost humankind,

Where the world’s moved around

By the rule of the mind,

And not by the rule of the heart –

So, everything’s falling apart…

And tell me the story

Of ultimate glory

Of the saved humankind,

That’s found itself,

Is compassionate, kind,

Awakened, enlightened

And no longer blind…

And show me the sacred bridge between the two –

So I can know and show and share the way there-to…

by Tanya and Christian Postved


A Hymn To Kindness

I will create a Hymn to Kindness –

A Song of LOVE I will create…

It will exist just to remind us

Of our Beauty and our Fate:

       To serve the Universal Purpose

       And to create the World of Peace,

       Of Harmony that like a Lotus,

       Will radiate its LOVE with ease…

by Tanya and Christian Postved


Higgs Boson, by Rika Inami, Japan


Digital Flower by Rika Inami, Japan


2 Moon by Rika Inami, Japan


Higanake by Rika Inami, Japan


Forest Spring by Rika Inami


Katakago by Rika Imani


Katakago 2 by Rika Imani


Mutual love by Rika Imani


Apple Flower by Rika Imani


Hyperion by Rika Imani


Yamaboushi by Rika Imani


White rose of Sharon by Rika Imani


Shumeigiku by Rika Imani


Sea by Rika Imani


Ether Forest by Rika Inami


Mushroom by Rika Inami


Hydrangeas by Rika Inami, Japan


Time Traveller by Rika Inami, Japan


Obsession by Rika Inami, Japan


Candle light by Rika Inami, Japan

Thank you for all the participants for sending their entries through. The poems are currently being considered by Judges and winners will be announced on 25 October 2019 at the International Aeronautical Congress in Washington DC.

Please check for updates then. Meanwhile we wish all participants good luck!


Emma Arthur, Norway


Alexey Andrev, Russia


stars glitter heaven

scattered like aeonic souls

signaling to us

by Richard N, The Netherlands


Is there space for rent ?

Finding new home for life seeds

New home for us, too

by Christopher Calvin


by Carmen Urth


the modern space ship above mountain of Fuji leaves the atmosphere 

by Pawel Markiewicz



first signal
bouncing a prayer off
my mind’s space


outer space
the extended identity
of mankind


a speck in the sky —
the distance of a breath
from my eyes


night terrace —
stretching out to my person
the astral dome

by Richa Sharma


A lone pioneer

Yuri unsung orbits earth

Man is universe

by Nesrine Salabi

42. Poetry series

Vitaly Svirin
Saint Petersburg, Russia
2 dan karate WSKF
5 kyu Japanes JLPT 2010
Coach (karate, chess, fitness)
Artist Vyacheslav Sinkevich

An open window…
There’s a lot of emptiness,
The thoughts disappear.

Birds like thoughts… here
One landed now ‒ dinner time.
Get a taste for life.

Buddha, with the smile…
The art of the silence
I take possession.
“The most important thing in the art of eloquence is knowing how to be silent.” (from Hagakure, a tractate
about bushido).

The trees are ashore…
Old pines are bending in bow
Towards the Sun low.
“Shimohama, sand dunes 7 kilometers away from the Akita city center.”
(Alexander Dolin. Pines on the Shore).

In the wind’s voice
There are notes of disquiet…
The bending pines groan.

Boundless open space …
Field of creativity,
They plow and plow on.
“As long as there is plough land, as long as there is human mind, there must be a book.” (Victor Hugo.
VOLUME 15. ACTES ET PAROLES. The Freedom of Teaching).

Element… I catch
Gusty wind… inspiration,
The paper sail.

The pine trees and waves.
Footprints in the sand that lead
To the past…summer.

IN THE DUNES (second option)
The pine trees and waves.
The steps in the sand that lead
To the past…summer.

The trees are ashore…
Old pines are bending in bow
Towards the Sun low.

Does not cease, forecast
For four days, strong wind sadly
Whistles in pockets.

Late Fall already.
I do not clear early
Snow from the temples.

Birds like thoughts… here
One landed now ‒ dinner time.
Get a taste for life.

Boundless open space …
Field of creativity,
They plow and plow on.

Ribbit-ribbit… frogs
Are bathing in silver light
In the lunar lake.

Element. I catch
Gusty wind… inspiration,
The paper sail.

The pine trees and waves.
Footprints in the sand that lead
To the past…summer.

In the wind’s voice
There are notes of disquiet…
The bending pines groan.

by Bitarji Subrin


Home ceilings crack, leak

Overhauling is dismissed

Next terminus: Mars

by Nesrine Salabi


an earthscape of crows

tears me awake 

from my event horizon rabbit hole

by Helen Buckingham


Haiku series


day moon

my mom refuses to have



dark matter 

the old nurse reads 

a fairytale



the old hound 

moans in sleep


bursting in tears

the emigrants’ eyes

meteor shower


star trek

a swan gliding

through the milky way



the sound of

clinking stars


moon viewing


the pregnancy test

by Cezar- Florin Ciobica


Luisa Santoro, Italy

The above are only a selection of the 120+ entries that were submitted. Entries would be updated on Pinterest for viewing (uploadable ones).

Link: https://www.pinterest.jp/helent4050/eu-japan-illustrated-haiku-competition-2019/

Thank you once again and good luck!!

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