Calling all Poets: Enter our 2012 Haiku Contest!
We will be holding our first-ever 2012 Offering of Letters haiku contest in celebration of our 2012 Offering of Letters campaign! If you have a penchant for writing pithy haikus about ending hunger, then you may have a chance to win. (Don't know how to write a haiku? Here are some simple instructions.)
Here are the rules of the game:
1. Your haiku must be based on the stories and other materials for the 2012 Offering of Letters: www.bread.org/ol. Use any of the stories, campaigns, resources, videos, and more to inspire your haiku submission!
2. Your haiku must follow the English adaptation of a Japanese haiku: 5 syllables/7 syllable/5 syllables
3. Words may or may not rhyme.
4. A kigo, or a season word, is not necessary for a haiku in this contest.
5. Submit your haiku as a comment on this blog post, or on our Facebook page.
6. This 2012 Offering of Letters haiku contest ends on Jan. 31, 2012. All submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on Jan. 31, 2012.
7. By participating in this contest, the author grants Bread for the World and its affiliates the right to use the haikus in whatever platform for an unlimited period.
8. The prizes are: First place: a Bread tote bag; Second place: a Bread T-shirt; Third place: one dozen Bread pens.
9. The contest will be judged by Adlai Amor, Bread’s director of communications, who has been called by his literary friends as the “modern Basho” for tweeting (@adlaiamor) and Facebooking in haiku form. He says: “But whenever I post a haiku on Twitter, other friends complain that, at 60-70 characters, it is too short – and they have to think about it.”
Best of luck to all of you! We look forward to reading your submissions.
Have Faith, End Hunger/ Write an Image, Say Something/And Contact Congress. --Adlai Amor
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