Home » News
Home » News

It's haiku time again in Utah, so write a poem to celebrate Jell-O

Published November 12, 2013 1:17 pm
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, is the last day to enter The Salt Lake Tribune's annual Jell-O Haiku contest.

Readers of all ages are encouraged to write a silly, funny, even sarcastic haiku about their favorite jiggly creation. There are categories for adults as well as secondary-school and elementary-age children. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m.

A haiku, of course, is an easy three-line poem. The first line has five syllables. The second line has seven syllables, and the third reverts to five syllables.

To enter, visit http://extras.sltrib.com/jellohaiku/ and write your poem in the form provided. Please include your first and last name, as well as your telephone number and an email address, so we can contact you if you win. (Phone numbers and emails won't be published.)

Because of the sheer number of haikus — last year we received more than 800 — we are asking contestants to enter only one poem in the contest.

Our favorites haikus will be published on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Cookbooks and other food swag will be awarded for the best submissions in each category.






Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus