Deadline

GAJET Council Voting

2011/04/22 - 00:00
2011/04/22 - 23:59
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If you haven't seen it already on FB, here is the voting booth for the next GAJET council!

http://www.ballotbin.com/voterReg.php?b=21977

April 22nd is the current deadline. Sorry for the delay!

National AJET Photo and Haiku Competition

2010/05/27 - 03:36
2010/05/31 - 23:59
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Purpose
Every year National AJET encourages poets and photographers from the JET community to exercise their creative talents with our annual AJET Haiku and Photo Competitions.

The AJET Haiku Competition

Write us a haiku
We'll print it and reward you
If it's any good

Yes, we're having a haiku competition, so grab your pen and start writing! The competition is open immediately and will close on Monday, May 31st. Submissions relevant to the JET experience are welcomed from current JET Programme participants. Traditional haiku make reference to seasons and nature, but we're not fussy - clever and humourous poetry is encouraged! In the spirit of our Japan experience, the competition will be conducted in two categories, English and Japanese.

Judging will be conducted entirely by members of the AJET National Council or their nominated representatives - no correspondence regarding prizes will be entered into as the judges' decision is final.

Ownership/ Use Rights: Haiku authors retain the copyright of their haiku. By entering the contest authors agree to have their submitted haiku displayed on the AJET website (ajet.net), displayed on the National AJET fan page (facebook), and used in AJET publications without any fee or other compensation. Haiku will be credited to the author named in the entry form. Please make copies of poetry you want to keep on record. Entries will never be used by AJET in any manner for advertising or sale. In the even that ownership of any haiku is contested in any manner, AJET retains the discretion to disqualify that haiku and discontinue use.

Two first-place winners (one for English, one for Japanese) will receive a 3000 yen book card and be featured in the AJET Tokyo Orientation Guidebook. Two second-place winners (one for English, one for Japanese) will receive a 1000 yen book card.

Submissions should be:

1. accompanied by the name, address and JET number of the poet

2. original works

3. written in English and/or Japanese

4. if written in Japanese, accompanied by furigana and an English translation

There is a limit of two (2) haiku per entrant total. Current National AJET Council members are not eligible to enter.

Entries and enquiries should be sent to:

contest (at) ajet.net

Winning entries can be found here:

http://ajet.net/modules/articles/index.php?cat_id=55

The AJET Photo Competition

The AJET National Council invites all budding JET photographers to submit entries for the third annual AJET Photo Competition. The competition is open immediately and will close on Monday, May 31st. Submissions relevant to the JET experience are welcomed from current JET Programme participants. We are interested in receiving "human" and humourous photos, including images from AJET events or activities - landscape shots, for example, are unlikely to receive much attention.

Judging will be conducted entirely by members of the AJET National Council or their nominated representatives - no correspondence regarding prizes will be entered into as the judges' decision is final.

Ownership/ Use Rights: Photographers retain the copyright to their photograph. By entering the contest photographers agree to have their submitted photograph displayed on the AJET website (ajet.net), displayed on the National AJET fan page (facebook), and used in AJET publications without any fee or other compensation. Photos will be credited to the author named in the entry form. Please make copies of photos you want to keep on record. Entries will never be used by AJET in any manner for advertising or sale. In the even that ownership of any photograph submitted is contested in any manner, AJET retains the discretion to disqualify that photograph and discontinue use.

One first-place winner will receive a 3000 yen book card and be featured in the AJET Tokyo Orientation Guidebook. One second-place winner will receive a 1000 yen book card.

Submissions should be:

1. accompanied by a caption describing the scene

2. accompanied by the name, address and JET number of the photographer

3. original images

4. high quality JPG files; for example, a single image should be at least 400kb in size

There is a limit of two (2) images per entrant. Current National AJET Council members are not eligible to enter. In the case that you submit photographs including people's faces, please receive permission from those featured before submission.

Entries and enquiries should be sent to:

contest (at) ajet.net

Winning entries can be found:

http://ajet.net/modules/articles/index.php?cat_id=55

Let's get snapping! :)

AJET Mid Year Conference Survey

2009/12/02 - 22:19
2010/02/26 - 22:19
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The survey below will be open until the end of January.
All personally identifying information will be kept strictly confidential.
For any questions or comments regarding the AJET surveys and reports, please contact Jennifer Park at chair@ajet.net.

To take the surveys, click on the corresponding links below.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZF8G23D

National AJET looking for editing team for 2nd dd of Planet Eigo

2009/11/17 - 00:46
2009/12/08 - 23:59
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We are currently in the process of revising the 1st edition of Planet Eigo and we need your help!
Donate Lesson Plans
If you have great, original activities that you would like to share with other JETs, please donate them to the new edition of Planet Eigo. Send your activities to: publications@ajet.net.
Join the Editing Team
We are looking for a team of JETs to help with proofreading, translating, layout/design, graphics, content, publishing, and more.
If you would like to get get involved, please contact me (publications@ajet.net) and let me know:
How you would like to be involved
If you have any relevant experience
How much time you have to work on this project
Any ideas you might have for the new edition of Planet Eigo
Please respond by November 28th.

Thanks!

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Kathryn Kovacs
2009-2010 AJET National Council
Block 7 Representative and Publications Liaison
http://ajet.net

If you are a current JET, please take the AJET surveys (closes Nov10th)

2009/10/27 - 20:28
2009/11/10 - 23:59
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AJET Surveys
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Got thoughts on how to change the JET Programme?
Twice a year, CLAIR gives the JET community a valuable opportunity to present its ideas and concerns on how to improve the JET Programme. The best way to be a part of this important process and to ensure your voice is heard is by participating in the AJET surveys. Each survey should only take 5-10 minutes of your time and will be invaluable in the preparation of reports.
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Surveys will be open Oct 27th until Nov 10th. You can access the surveys on our website at www.ajet.net or click the links below.
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All personally identifying information will be kept strictly confidential.
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For any questions or comments regarding the AJET surveys and reports, please contact Jennifer Park at chair@ajet.net.
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Teaching Credentials
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=v5unfQ_2b8mX1zwXAokRC72Q_3d_3d
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Sister Cities
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=8AIrsD9Zq2_2bSFzZfu4xfmA_3d_3d
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National AJET Self-Evaluation Survey
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=han1vR5NO1LN3rao5xwwXQ_3d_3d
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Planet Eigo Evaluation
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=oY7f0k17xIx1YWZWb6dWGQ_3d_3d
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Evaluation of 2009-2010 Mid-year Seminars/Conferences (closes at the end of January 2010)
Please only take this immediately after you have attended your Mid-year Seminar/Conference for the 2009-2010 year.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=kZ8YXWD1y4dXQDhHGKZrKQ_3d_3d

National AJET Haiku and Photo Competitions

2009/05/22 - 18:55
2009/06/12 - 18:55
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The AJET Haiku Competition

Write us a haiku
We'll print it and reward you
If it's any good

Yes, we're having a haiku competition, so grab your pen and start writing! The competition is open immediately and will close on Friday, June 12th. Submissions relevant to the JET experience are welcomed from current JET Programme participants. Traditional haiku make reference to seasons and nature, but we're not fussy - clever and humourous poetry is encouraged! In the spirit of our Japan experience, the competition will be conducted in two categories, English and Japanese.

Judging will be conducted entirely by members of the AJET National Council or their nominated representatives - no correspondence regarding prizes will be entered into as the judges' decision is final.

All haiku submitted for the AJET Haiku Competition become the property of AJET, though we will give credit to all published poetry. Please make copies of poetry you want to keep on record. AJET reserves the right to reproduce any contest submissions on our website at ajet.net, the National AJET Fan page on Facebook and in AJET publications.

Two first-place winners (one for English, one for Japanese) will receive a 3000 yen book card and be featured in the AJET Tokyo Orientation Guidebook. Two second-place winners (one for English, one for Japanese) will receive a 1000 yen book card.
Submissions should be:

1. accompanied by the name, address and JET number of the poet
2. original works
3. written in English and/or Japanese
4. if written in Japanese, accompanied by furigana and an English translation

There is a limit of two (2) haiku per entrant total. Current National AJET Council members are not eligible to enter.

Entries and enquiries should be sent to contest@ajet.net Winning entries can be found here.
The AJET Photo Competition

The AJET National Council invites all budding JET photographers to submit entries for the third annual AJET Photo Competition. The competition is open immediately and will close on Friday, June 12th. Submissions relevant to the JET experience are welcomed from current JET Programme participants. We are interested in receiving "human" and humourous photos, including images from AJET events or activities - landscape shots, for example, are unlikely to receive much attention.

Judging will be conducted entirely by members of the AJET National Council or their nominated representatives - no correspondence regarding prizes will be entered into as the judges' decision is final. All photos submitted for the AJET Photo Competition become the property of AJET, though we will give credit to all published images. AJET reserves the right to reproduce any submissions on our website at ajet.net, the National AJET Fan page on Facebook and in AJET publications.

One first-place winner will receive a 3000 yen book card and be featured in the AJET Tokyo Orientation Guidebook. One second-place winner will receive a 1000 yen book card.
Submissions should be:

1. accompanied by a caption describing the scene
2. accompanied by the name, address and JET number of the photographer
3. original images
4. high quality JPG files; for example, a single image should be at least 400kb in size

There is a limit of two (2) images per entrant. Current National AJET Council members are not eligible to enter. In the case that you submit photographs including people's faces, please receive permission from those featured before submission.

Entries and enquiries should be sent to contest@ajet.net
Winning entries can be found here.

Let's get snapping! :)

Call for Submissions: Spring Gunmania

2009/04/07 - 00:37
2009/05/10 - 00:37
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Gunma's online magazine, Gunmania, is now accepting submissions for publication in its upcoming spring edition! Submit your photos and written work to the editor at gunmania.editor[at]gmail.com.
Deadline: May 10th
Some topics include:
-Spring!
-GAJET events
-Travel stories
-Book reviews
-Recipes
-Anecdotes
-Japanese language

If you have an idea, questions or concerns, contact gunmania.editor[at]gmail.com.

Awaiting your submissions!

Gunmania Editor

National AJET Awards

2009/04/02 - 03:41
2009/04/30 - 23:59
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This year, National AJET would once again like to recognise some of the outstanding contributions prefectural AJET chapters and individual AJET members have made to their local communities.
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Please take a moment to nominate the group or person you think deserves recognition for all the hard work they have done to support JETs this year. All current JET Programme participants are invited to send nominations to awards@ajet.net for the following categories:
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Most Active AJET Chapter
For the Prefectural Chapter that has provided the most outstanding service to its members and to the broader JET community across all areas of AJET activity. Some factors that are considered in selecting a winner include community support, keeping JETs informed and involved, events, charity fundraising and good record keeping.
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Most Improved AJET Chapter
For the Prefectural Chapter that has improved its service to members and the JET community the most over the course of the past year. Some factors that are considered include membership numbers and participation, increase in number and quality of events and services, and the state of the AJET Group in previous years.
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Outstanding Special Interest Group (SIG)
For the Special Interest Group that has provided the most outstanding service to its members and to the broader JET community across all areas of AJET activity.
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Charity Award – Best AJET Group
For the AJET Group that does the most for charitable causes. Some factors that are considered include money raised, types of charities supported, participation of AJET members, and creativity demonstrated in fundraising.
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Best Website
For the AJET Group that provides the most outstanding online services to its members, possibly including a website, online magazine, bulletin board, or forum.
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Best Newsletter
For the AJET group that provides the most outstanding coverage of local events, lifestyle information, news and other content in newsletter format. Factors considered in judging the award will include readership, content, design, reliability and regularity.
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Best Sports Event
For the AJET Group that has organised, in the past year, the most outstanding sports event or project. This could be a one-off event or an ongoing project, and factors considered in judging the award will include success in terms of effective budgeting, participation of JETs and community members, effective management, feedback from participants, creativity and originality.
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Best Local Community Event
For the AJET Group that has organised, in the past year, the most outstanding event or project that specifically targets involvement with the local Japanese community. This could be a one-off event or an ongoing project, and factors considered in judging the award will include success in terms of effective budgeting, participation of JETs and community members, internationalisation, creativity and originality.
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Best Inter-Prefectural Event
For the AJET Group that has organised, in the past year, the most outstanding event or project, of any sort, that has attracted significant numbers of JETs from outside the prefecture where the event was hosted. This could be a one-off event or an ongoing project, and factors considered in judging the award will include success in terms of effective budgeting, participation, effective management, feedback from participants, creativity and originality.
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AJET Service Awards
For AJET Officers who have contributed outstanding service to AJET and the JET community, for example through representation, dedication, vision for the future, assistance at National AJET events, or support of peers. AJET Officers include National AJET Council Members, Prefectural AJET Council Members, and officers in Special Interest Groups, Language Groups and National Groups. This award is an opportunity for us to recognise those, who over the past year, have gone over and above the call of duty to provide excellent support to JETs and excellent service to AJET, as a whole.
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Please send all nominations to awards@ajet.net. The deadline for nominations this year is Thursday, April 30th 2009. In your nomination please include your name, contact details, prefecture, the name and address of the group/person you are nominating and a paragraph about why you think they deserve an award. Please attach any relevant information such as copies of a newsletter, links to websites, event photos, etc. We look forward to reading about extraordinary efforts by JETs everywhere!

Submissions for Gunmania (Winter Edition)

2009/02/17 - 23:00
2009/02/28 - 23:00
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To all of you talented writers and photographers out there:

Want to publish an article? travelogue? recipe? review? your photos of winter in Japan? GAJET events? Gunma's online magazine, Gunmania, is now accepting submissions. Gunmania also needs a good cover page, so if you have a great photo that captures the winter "scene", send it with a message indicating you would like it to be considered for the cover page.

Submit your articles for the next edition of Gunmania to the editor at gunmania.editor@gmail.com! The deadline for submissions is the end of February.

Please send all written works in a Word document and all photos as seperate files (i.e. not in the body of a Word document). Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

National AJET Council Elections

2009/01/15 - 08:00
2009/01/24 - 17:00
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Hey re-contracting JETs... Are you looking for a challenge?

Do you want to help your fellow JETs and make improvements in the JET Programme? Then run for a position on the AJET National Council! The AJET National Council consists of both elected and appointed positions. The elections and positions are open to all current JETs, not just AJET members.

If you wish to run, you should contact the current holder of your desired position and then submit a platform to election@ajet.net by February 24, 2009. For more information, please visit our website ajet.net and click on the elections banner. Elections for the 2008-2009 National AJET Council will be held online from March 2-12, 2009.

Good Luck!

Tonya Kneff
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National AJET Council, 2008-2009
Block 3 Representative - block3@ajet.net
Publications Liaison - publications@ajet.net

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