Release Date: 2/28/2017
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A competition To write the greatest haiku Awaits your entry

Contest open to all students

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TOWSON, MD. – Spring approaches, and Baltimore County Public Schools invites students to celebrate the season with the first Team BCPS Haiku Challenge.

Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that consists of three lines. The first and third lines each have five syllables, while the second line has seven syllables. Generally no rhyming is involved. Because haiku are traditionally focused on nature, the theme for this Haiku Challenge is springtime in BCPS. Students may choose to write about any spring-related topics including traditions, activities, events, and milestones.

Students shed their coats
Walk to school in the warm sun
Ready to blossom

Each student can submit only one haiku to with the subject line “Haiku Contest” by Friday, March 31, 2017. Every entry should include the student’s name, grade, school, and English teacher.

Run fast through the grass
Holding sticks high and ready
Lacrosse in Bmore

Winning haiku will be chosen at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Winners will be announced when schools reopen after spring break on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, which is the day after International Haiku Poetry Day. Winning haiku will be posted on the BCPS website, and small prizes will be awarded.

Why don’t you enter
This BCPS contest:
Write a great haiku

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