What do you get when you cross National Poetry Month with National Architecture Week? We'll find out when you enter the first-ever BuildingGreen Haiku Contest!
Submit by Tuesday, April 10. You don't have to make one of these cute "haiku huts" to enter, but if you want to build one, click the photo to find the instructions on the Storyboard Toys website.
UPDATE: You can also enter the contest via Twitter! Just use hashtag #GreenBuildingHaiku.
As you may know, April is National Poetry Month. As a BuildingGreen reader, you may also be aware that next week (April 8–14) is National Architecture Week.
What we don't know is what kind of explosive creative energy might result if we were to celebrate both at the same time. In the spirit of both science and fun, we're planning to find out--but we need your help.
The BuildingGreen Haiku Contest
We're asking readers to submit sustainable architecture-themed haiku. Here are the rules:
- Write an original poem, using the 5–7–5 form that's typical in the Americanized version of haiku (five syllables for the first line, seven for the second line, five for the third line).
- Write about some aspect of sustainable design, architecture, construction, green rating systems, or building operations & maintenance. Humor is encouraged but not required.
- Send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, April 10--or simply post in the comments section below.
- Send only one entry per person.
We'll publish our favorites by Friday, April 13.