Haiku Competition still open - win £250

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Have you ever written a haiku? We opened this competition a few weeks ago, and there are already a load of entries, (see previous news links or click the wave picture to jump) but we aren't judging until we have 250 entries, so get involved people...

The rules are simple: a poem on three lines, with 5, then 7, then 5 syllables respectively. They were developed by the Japanese, and some people apply more rules, some less. Basically, we all crave a bit of structure in our creative lives, and the Haiku provides just that. Here's my first attempt:

My left glove is lost

Pinned poster at the station

But I’m not hopeful

For more about the Haiku, this is worth a read

Here is a link to the Wiki entry

Another silly one I wrote:

Can’t find my iPod

Was using it yesterday

Where the fuck is it?

And here is a link to nonsense Haiku generator:

Here is another more sombre one of mine:

Time is too precious

It would be wasted on you

Got places to be


We Love writing these and we would like to print one onto a T shirt. We thought we could get you guys involved too!

Here is your chance to write a Haiku on anything you like, and share it with the world. The winner will be paid £250 and their Haiku printed on a line of T’s, and 10 runners up will win T shirts too.

Winner will be chosen once we have 250 unique entries - they will be visible below.

You can leave them as a comment below, or if you are shy then Email them to us using the CONTACT FORM

Rules / Terms:

Only one entry per person. Must be composed by you. We will decide which we think are best. Winners will be announced once all entries are in. Winning entries will be published on the site and our favourite ONE will be purchased from you for £250 and produced into a limited edition T shirt.


Wednesday , March 04, 2009 12:00 AM
Carlo Arceo




Sunday , March 08, 2009 12:00 AM
Guy Russell

thank you for last night.

I felt like cherry blossom

blown off by the wind.

Friday , March 13, 2009 12:00 AM

sub-prime minister….

One in Number 10

is a number 2

Friday , March 13, 2009 12:00 AM

sub prime-minister

One that sits in number 10 -

just a number 2

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