in association with The Haiku Society of America; With Words, (UK); Sketchbook Haiku Journal (USA); and Planetpals (Worldwide) in partnership with the planet to bring the Earthday Haiku Contest.
The contest is designed to combine the love of Earth with the sheer simple fun of writing Japanese haiku in English!
We call it the The 2011 "Kids Count for Earthday" Haiku Contest because we want you to help all of us to learn how to keep the planet clean and healthy!
Kids will only need to count approximately 5-7-5 or use some combination of short, long, short syllables, to create their Earthday haiku.
The 5,7,5 count isn't mandatory but the rhythm of short, long, short is important. Also make sure that your haiku is a complete thought, using articles wherever necessary for a smooth flow.
Suggestions and links for writing haiku are listed further below (after the Haiku Society of America, Planet Pals, With Words, and Sketchbook logos).
Enjoy the challenge of writing modern haiku!