The fourth Sunday of July is Oyako Day
Oyako Day 2017 Essay Contest
Send us an essay about your family. This contest is open to everyone and there is no fee for entering. Example subjects: "now we can laugh about it", "an unbreakable tie", "an unforgettable memory", "now that I'm a parent, I finally understand", "what a crazy family"
Go to Archive to see winning photos from previous years.
1. Your essay (include title of essay)
2. Your name, address and age
Please write "Oyako Essay Contest" as your e-mail's subject line
OYAKO DAY 2017 Essay Contest
P.O.Box 13 Hayama-machi, 240-0199 Japan
Contest ends July 24, 2017
Prize-winning essays will be introduced on website at a later date.
Winning essays will be selected by the Oyako Day Planning Committee members.
We will inform you about the prizes in this page as soon as they are ready. Please come back later.

Please apply if you agree to the following.
* Amateur and professional writers may apply, but essay must be unpublished
* Your essay will not be returned.
* When sending more than one essay by e-mail, send each one separately.
* The copyright is retain by person who wrote essay but Bruce Osborn, Oyako Day Planning Committee, and their sponsors have permission to use essay for publicity and promotion for free.
* Personal information you provide will only be used for things related to "Oyako Day" and not for other purposes.
Applicant's personal contact information will only use by the Oyako Day Planning Committee and Oyako Day Campaign staff to inform the contest winners.
Unless applicant agrees, we will not give this information to third parties.