Posts Tagged ‘Contra Costa Times Poetry Contest’

New Haiku Contest

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

From the Contra Costa Times:  Summer’s almost here and with it, road trips and air travel.  So this month, we’re focusing our poetic energies on the joys and woes of travel, from scenic vistas to shoeless schleps through airport security.  Send your haiku — three lines in a 5-7-5 syllable pattern –to [email protected] by noon June 28.

Haiku Contest

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Congratulations to Orinda Intermediate Sixth Grade Student Rachel Gamson, whose haiku was published in the Contra Costa Times! 

This month’s Contra Costa Times Haiku Contest is due on April 26. 

“April may bring showers, but May?  May brings not just flowers, but Mother’s Day.  So this next round of haiku is a salute to Mom. Send your haiku — three lines, 5-7-5 syllable pattern — to [email protected] by noon April 26.

Haiku Contest – Super Bowl Snack Odes – Due Jan. 25

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Anyone can enter!   What make you hungry when you sit down to watch the Superbowl?  You won’t be writing about the actual sport, but instead concentrate on the snacks!  An ode to guacamole, buffalo chicken wings, or whatever you crave. 

Write three lines in a 5-7-5 syllable pattern on this theme and send it to [email protected] by noon Jan. 25.

To read last month’s film noir contest winners along with this contest guidelines:

Haiku Contest – Anyone can PLay!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Do you haiku?  Love film noir?  (If you don’t know what it is, Netflix “The Maltese Falcon,” one of the greatest movies of this genre.)

Now write three lines in a 5-7-5 syllable pattern.  Can you work in references to “The Maltese Falcon,” Raymond Chandler, an author of other great stories in this genre, gumshoes or dames?

Want to play?  Send your haiku to [email protected] by noon (California time) Monday, Dec. 28.

Read more reader-written poetry at    or

Winners get published in the Contra Costa Times newspaper or in their online edition.

(Another credit is always good for the resume or college application!)