2018 Haiku Contest

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Contact: Arun N. Toké, Editor, Skipping Stones Magazine www.skippingstones.org Tel. 541-342-4956
Announcing the 2018
Haiku Contest for Students
Deadline to enter is February 9
33rd Annual Oregon Asian Celebration
February 17 & 18, 2018
Lane Events Center Fairgrounds, Eugene, OR

Skipping Stones Magazine, a Lane County multicultural magazine, invites students of all ages to

submit their best nature haiku poetry by February 9, 2018 for display at the 33rd annual Oregon

Asian Celebration. The event is planned for February 17 & 18 at the Lane Events Center.

Haiku is a traditional poetry form that comes from Japan. According to Arun Toke, editor of

Skipping Stones, “Haiku consists of three lines. The first line and third line both have five syllables

and the middle line has seven (but we will not be very strict).”

“Haiku appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch) and touch the heart. We encourage

entries to also feature nature art to accompany the haiku, “ Toke adds.

The Haiku entries should be ready for display and mounted on either 11” x 17” or 8.5” x 11” paper

and include nature art to illustrate the Haiku. Selected entries will be displayed in the Lane Events

Center exhibit hall at the festival. All entries will also be considered for publication in Skipping

Stones magazine, an award-winning literary and multicultural magazine for youth.

Each submission must include on the back the student’s full name, school name, grade level,

teacher’s name and email, and school address. Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday,

February 9, 2018. They can be mailed to the Skipping Stones office, P.O. Box 3939 Eugene OR

97403, or dropped off at the Skipping Stones office at 166 W. 12th Avenue, Eugene (Odd Fellows

Building on 12th Ave. & Charnelton St.).

Entries may also be emailed to the Skipping Stones office. To send entries by e-mail or for more information, contact: editor@skippingstones.org.

Students with entries published in Skipping Stones Magazine will receive a complimentary copy of the issue.

A complete schedule of Oregon Asian Celebration activities and performances will be available at the door or at AsianCelebration.org.

The event is produced by the Eugene/Springfield Asian Council whose mission is to create

opportunities that foster greater understanding of Asian and Asian American cultures.