Monday, January 27, 2014

Twitter Haiku Contest! (#bplhaiku)

Hosting haiku comp
Open to AL residents
Poems in the spring.

edit: 3/4/14: Haiku may now be submitted by e-mail as well (

From February 23rd through March 15th, BPL will be sponsoring a Twitter Haiku Contest!

In conjuntion with the Japan America Society of Alabama (JASA) and the Southeast Chapter of the Haiku Society of America (HSA) the contest will be part of the annual Sakura Festival, the primary event of which will take place at the Japanese Gardens at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

A haiku is a short poem that uses imagistic language to convey the essence of an experience of nature or the season intuitively linked to the human condition. For more information, see
  • Must be an Alabama resident.
  • Contestants must submit a registration form.
  • To enter the adult competition, must be over 18.
  • To enter the youth competition, must be 13-17 (13 by the registration date).
  • Library staff and immediate family members are ineligible.
  • Haiku must follow the official Haiku Society of America definition as linked above.
  • Contest begins on February 23rd and runs through March 15th.
  • A winner will be selected each week for the adult division and the youth division. Poems must be submitted by Saturday at 11:59 p.m. to be considered for that week. 
  • Haikus must be tagged with #bplhaiku to be eligible.
  • The winner in each division will be announced via the library Twitter @bpl early the following week.
  • Contestants may only win once.
Complete rules found here. 

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