It's July 1st and for my birthday month this year I'm running a tanka competition here on Swimming in Lines of Haiku – The SILOH Tanka Contest. I hope you'll come and join me in celebrating my birthday and our vibrant haiku and tanka community! :)
- One entry per person, to be posted in the comments section of this post.
- Please also put your name, country and email address underneath your tanka - you can use the (at) and (dot) format to avoid spam.
- Previously unpublished tanka only please; although it's okay to submit a tanka that has appeared on Facebook or your personal blog.
- All tanka will then be transferred to this post where entrants can share positive feedback on each others poems. (Please note this is not a place for critiquing work.)
- Please don't be concerned if you don't see your tanka on the page of entries - it may take me a day or two to do them as they come in, health permitting.
- The theme is 'Winter Dream' – however you wish to interpret it. My birthday is in the winter months here in New Zealand so I always associate winter with my birthday, and dreams are a very important part of my life. The words do not need to appear in the tanka. Have fun with it!
- Contest opens: Sunday, July 1, 2012 and closing deadline is Monday, July 23, 2012
- Judge is myself – Kirsten Cliff
- Winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 – My birthday :)
- Prize for the winner is 26 Tanka Films
(DVD) by Richard von Sturmer
- Please note you will need to provide your postage address should you be awarded the prize.
If you have any problems posting your entry into the comments section below, you can email it to me here. Please feel free to ask any questions below, or email me if you are having problems.