Celebrate National Poetry Month this April. The North Plains Public Library will host a Virtual Haiku Contest beginning Wednesday, April 1st and accepting entries though noon on April 30th. Please submit poems to firstname.lastname@example.org
When you submit your original haiku, please include the following:
- Grade you are in or if you are an adult
- If we can post your haiku on social media, & if so is it OK to include your first name in the post.
The theme for the contest is Nature. Contest winners will be chosen from each of the three age groups:
- Kindergarten-6th Grade
- 7th -12th Grade
Winners from each category will receive two admission passes to the Portland Japanese Garden!
You may ask, “What is Haiku?” Haiku is a form of poetry, first made popular in Japan, which has become appreciated around the world. Haiku poets are challenged to convey a vivid message in only 17 syllables. Syllables are arranged in three lines of 5-7-5. Enter as many times as you like! Good Luck and have fun!