ALL-IN Block Party to feature Haiku Poem Writing Contest
As part of Noble County’s ALL-IN Block Party to be held around Courthouse Square in Albion, Indiana, on Saturday, June 25, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine, Joy LeCount, coordinator of the event, is sponsoring an ALL-IN Haiku Poetry Writing Contest.
Haiku (俳句 high-koo) is a Japanese poetry form. A haiku uses just a few words to capture a moment and create a picture in the reader's mind. It’s like a tiny window into a scene much larger than itself.
Traditionally, haiku is written in three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line. The secret to writing great haiku is to be observant and appreciate what is around you. With that in mind, please join others in Noble County on a haiku-writing journey.
Open to all who are age six and over, the contest requires that the Haiku topic be about something that reflects Noble County or Indiana. For example:
sparkling lakes abound
Noble’s gift to all
wings aloft with brilliant flash
The contest age groups are: Age 6 - 12; Age 13-18 and Age 18 and above. A winner will be selected in each age category and will receive an official Indiana Bicentennial medal and a gift certificate.
Entries should be mailed to: Joy LeCount, Coordinator, Noble County ALL- IN Block Party, 3472 W 800 N, Wawaka, Indiana 46794 and must be received no later than May 31, 2016. Include your Haiku, your name, address, telephone number and email address. Please keep a copy of your Haiku. Entries will not be returned. All entries will be on display during the Noble County All-IN Block Party. Winners will also be posted on the Noble County ALL-IN web site.
An ALL-IN Block Party is a community-wide event where Hoosiers complete a series of fun and thought-provoking challenges that build state and local pride. The challenges are drawn from Indiana Humanities’ ALL- IN, a digital competition that inspires us to learn more about Indiana, connect with each other and make our state even better. Participants circulate among booths run by different community organizations. At each booth, participants complete a short activity that asks them to Explore, Discover, Read, Reflect, Remember, Participate, Connect and Dream. This is a great way for people to get to know their neighbors and appreciate their county and their state in new ways.
Join your neighbors and friends for the Noble County ALL-IN Block Party, Saturday, June 25th. There will be fun for the entire family, food, and lots of things to do!
Questions: Contact Joy LeCount at 260-761-3155 or email@example.com