Contest!

Hai-Kuultest – Part One

So, I was thinking about the fact that the 100th haiku is fast approaching. And I was thinking about having a contest for this.

The problem is that some of the haiku are my own, which shouldn’t count if it was a contest. Some of the haiku are created based on interpretations of a topic, creating more than one haiku for a request.

There is also the fact that some people do multiple requests in one comment, and some that only do one. What is to prevent someone from posting one hundred requests? Nothing.

And so, I phoned my friend Dave, and in our banter, I came up with this new idea.

To celebrate the milestone, I will hold a contest in the following manner…


Starting today, at 14:00 EST, I will be taking requests for Hai-Kuul. The 31st request wins. The rules are as follows…

  • The request must be made in the Hai-Kuul post on the sidebar as a comment. Any other Hai-Kuul request will not be counted as an entry, but I will create a Haiku for it regardless.
  • You cannot submit more than one request at a time. Thus five requests in the same comment only count as one entry.
  • You cannot submit more than one comment in a row at a time. Thus, if you were to submit two comments in a row, it would only count as one entry.
  • The Request must be original. No duplicates (which means you have to read the other ones). Duplicate requests will be deleted.
  • No members of my family are eligible for this. Any request from my family will be ignored (I will still write a haiku for the request though).
  • To receive the prize (there is only one), you must be able to provide me with a mailing address.


The 100th Haiku may or may not occur due to this contest. If it does, it is a happy coincidence.

The prize for the 31st requestor will be an 8×10 glossy limited print (2/100) of two tigers (on 8.5×11 Canon Professional Photo Paper)…



Good luck!

Special thanks to Cat for helping me out with the proofing of the rules.


UPDATE (May 18, 2005): This contest is now closed.

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