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  • 17TH ANNUAL

    Overstreet Memorial Library

    CONTEST RULES 1. Haiku must be original in English.

    2. Each applicant may submit up to TWO haiku poems.

    3. Haiku must be three lines of 17 syllables – five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line and five syllables in the third line.

    4. Do not title your haiku.

    5. Write your haiku in print clearly.

    6. Original entries cannot be returned.

    ENTRY CATEGORIES • Group One (Kindergarten–4th grade)

    • Group Two (5th–8th grade)

    • Group Three (9th–12th grade)

    • Group Four (18 years & older)

    2019 Winners

    Group One–First Place Garret Ralphs

    Flowers bloom, green grass Let’s go to the beach and play

    See you tomorrow

    Group Two–First Place Jillian Buckley

    Perched on an oak bough Tangled in white branches

    The red cardinal

    Group Three–First Place Jacksen Smith

    The night of my birthday The candles flicker brightly

    I’m kind of lonely

    CONTEST We will accept original English language haikus.

    March 1–15

    What is a haiku? A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry. A haiku uses just a few words to

    capture a moment and create a picture in the reader’s mind.

    ENTRY & DEADLINE Entry forms will be available on https://35fss.com/overstreet-memorial-library/ and at the Overstreet Memorial Library starting Sunday, March 1. All entries must be received by Sunday, March 15 at the Overstreet Memorial Library.

    AWARD Prizes are awarded to the first, second and third place in each group. An entrant may win no more than one prize. Winners will be announced on https://35fss.com/overstreet-memorial-library/ and @35FSS on Facebook on National Haiku Poetry Day, Friday, April 17.

    JUDGING Selection of winners will be based on originality, creativity and overall quality.

    Group Four–First Place Kamalene Nelson

    Twigs of winter trees Poking out of snow smoothed hills

    Like Grandpa’s whiskers

    H A I K U

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