Hamaguchi Essay Contest for High School Students | Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI)

Events Hamaguchi Essay Contest for High School Students

*The entry deadline has been extended two weeks.

 Hamaguchi Essay Contest

"Hamaguchi Award" is the annual international award for individuals and/or organizations that have made significant contributions to the enhancement of coastal resilience against tsunami, storm surge and other coastal disasters.
As an initiative to further educate and disseminate coastal disaster prevention technologies, we hold "Hamaguchi Essay contest" for the young people who will lead the next generation in this fiscal year.

1. Background of Essay

"Hamaguchi Award" is an international award for individuals and/or organizations that have made significant scientific or pragmatic contributions to the enhancement of coastal resilience against tsunami, storm surge and other coastal disasters, which will raise people's awareness of disaster resilience. The award was established in 2016 by the International Promotion Committee for Tsunami/Coastal Disaster Resilience Technology due to the designation of November 5th as "World Tsunami Awareness Day" on the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) in December 2015. November 5th was set as Tsunami Prevention Day in Japan before the UNGA designation. The award is named after Mr. Hamaguchi Goryo who protected and saved villagers from a tsunami about 160 years ago.

Who is Hamaguchi Goryo?
Hamaguchi Goryo was born on a little village where currently is Hirogawa town, Wakayama Prefecture. When the large tsunami resulting from the Ansei Nankai Earthquake of 1854 struck the village, he guided his fellow villagers to evacuate to higher ground by setting fire to his precious sheaves of rice, his whole year's harvest, as a signal of warning. His post-disaster contributions such as building shelters for victims and breakwater appartenly minimized post-tsunami damage.

2. Theme

Through reading Japan's famous anecdote of "Inamura-no-hi" (burning of harvested rice sheaves), please share how you feel, think and experiences.

 

* Please refer to the following web site of Inamura-no-Hi no Yakata.
https://www.town.hirogawa.wakayama.jp/inamuranohi/english/siryo_inamura.html

3. Guidelines

  1. Essays may be submitted by students enrolled in the same school/organization as Japanese high school (as of July 31, 2023).
  2. Essays must be 700 words or less in English, or 1600 characters or less in Japanese.

  3. Essays must be submitted via e-mail with type essay title and your personal information according to the attached format style.

  4. Essays must be original and unpublished. Plagiarized entries will be rejected.

  5. Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.

  6. By submitting your essay, you give permission to the organizer to publish it in any medium. Ownership of the essay remains with the entrant.

4. Deadline

The entry must be received no later than July 31, 2023.
*The entry deadline has been extended two weeks until August 14, 2023.

5. Awards

Excellent award will be given to up to 3 entrants and Award will be given to up to 15 entrants.
Certificates will be mailed to the winners.

* Award winners will be announced in October 2023 on the PARI website.

* Certificate of Participation will be given to all entrants via e-mail.

* Excellent award winners will be introduced to 2023 Hamaguchi Award Ceremony with their photos and (or) video messages, if possible.

* Each school/organization in which each excellent award winner is enrolled will be provided with 100,000 Yen to use for tsunami/coastal disaster resilience activities such as the purchase of relevant books, and so on.

  

Please check attached documents for your information.
For information written in Japanese, please visit the URL below.

Japanese (https://www.pari.go.jp/event/seminar/hamaguchi-award/2023/2023-boshu/index.html)

 

[Attached Documents]

[Submission of Application]
International Promotion Committee for Tsunami/Coastal Disaster Resilience Technology
Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI)
National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology (MPAT)
Kazunori KATSUTANI, Yuto TOMONAGA
Email:hamaguchi

* We are unable to answer individual inquiries concerning contest results.