Tuesday, 30 July 2019 15:51

Call Out: 'Haiku-na Matata' Poetry Competition!

It's time to dust off your vocabularies and put your best idioms forward!


National Poetry Day is coming up on 23 August 2019, so to celebrate, we're looking for your best haiku!

Enter your haiku into our Haiku-na Matata competition, and you could win a ticket to a special event at the Tauranga Arts Festival, 24 October - 3 November!


The theme for the competition is: Where does your mind go when it wanders?

(Possible brain-storming: expanding minds, thinking outside the box, innovation, new ideas, creativity)


Submit your haiku to rose@creativebop.org.nz by 5pm, 21 August 2019, and we'll announce the winner on 23 August - National Poetry Day!

Please ensure you read the Terms & Conditions of Entry - entries will only be accepted via email.

What is a haiku?! Check out the guidelines below:

  • A haiku is a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables
  • The first line is 5 syllables; the second line is 7 syllables; the third line is 5 syllables.
  • Here are two examples:
  1. The last winter leaves
    clinging to the black branches
    explode into birds.
  2. Warm soup in a bowl
    letters of the alphabet
    hang on the teaspoon.

See here for more information on haiku.