Member-Sponsored 2015 Haiku Contest
|Deadline:||Feb 5, 2015|
The 2015 haiku comp is prowling for entries! We’re interested in seeing your best haiku by Feb 5th.
Generally speaking, haiku are short, three line poems comprised of a set number of syllables, and which usually deal with nature. Haiku are also highly imagistic and include kigo (a ‘season word’ or in English language haiku, a seasonal reference) and rely on juxtaposition to bring about a verse that is ‘light and unexpected.’
Traditional Japanese language haiku have a strict syllable count of 5-7-5 across the three lines, but the majority of modern, published English language haiku instead aim for a total syllable count of anywhere from 10-17. The competition will use this structure, however, haiku with traditional counts are certainly welcome!
You can find further notes on haiku, its composition and structure here at the Scribophile Academy.
Winners haven’t been picked yet. Check back soon!
|1st prize:||30 karma points|
|2nd prize:||20 karma points|
|3rd prize:||10 karma points|
Entries must be received by midnight of Monday, Feb 5th UTC time.
The winner will be announced late Feb.
Submit no more than 3-5 haiku.
Only one entry per member; that is, place all haiku in one post.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work into the 2015 Member-Sponsored Haiku Contest." Your work will automatically be considered. The checkbox will be visible until the contest deadline, which is in UTC time.
Entry is free, but you'll need karma points to publish your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.
If you have placed in a contest in the past with a particular piece, you may not resubmit that piece in other contests.