Give Us Your Best Haiku Contest
April 4, 2023
To celebrate National Poetry Month, we are looking for great haikus!
We are running Give Us Your Best Haiku Contest around the theme of joy. Submit your haiku for the chance to win one of two fantastic prizes and have your work showcased to our virtual library fans.
Here’s how it works:
The Contest will run on our Vancouver Island Regional Library + Fans Facebook page between April 5 and Midnight on Monday, April 17.
To enter, share your haiku in the comments of the official Haiku Contest Post. You can submit up to three haikus.
We are looking for the traditional form of three lines per poem with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second and five in the third.
All haiku entries must be self-authored and follow the theme of joy.
Entries will be judged by Vancouver Island Regional Library staff and a first and second place winner will be notified by direct message on Facebook. The winners will be announced on the Vancouver Island Regional Library + Fans on Poem in Your Pocket Day, April 27.
An entrant can only win a prize once.
Who can enter:
This is a contest for adults and young people over the age of 12. Youth under the age of 18 must receive the consent of their parent or guardian to claim the prize.
Entrants must live within the Vancouver Island Regional Library service area to be considered and must be able to pick up their prize at their local branch.
Vancouver Island Regional Library employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter and win.
What you can win:
First prize: A copy of our art and literary magazine Sea & Cedar, a notepad, writers’ blood ink and a Pilot fountain pen (approx. value $75)
Second prize: A copy of Sea & Cedar Magazine, a notebook and pen, and a limited-edition VIRL mug (approx. value $36)
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