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sorry it took so long. we have a problem ironing out the problem of a triple tie in the third place... now it is solved~! ^^;

so here is the result:

1st place goes to:

I keep the track by breamgappy

I keep the track
I keep the track
in spite of the pouring rain
leading towards home


2nd place goes to:

Gardenias (a haiga) by RetroZombie

gardenias (a haiga) by RetroZombie

3rd place goes to:

Star flare by Formel

Star Flare by Formel

two honorable mentions:

Wind Resistance by Iscariot-Priest

Wind resistance
herds of clouds
the shepherd winds guide
my plane
and

Noces/Wedding (haiku) by lombregrise

Noces / Wedding (haiku)
J’ai vu dans la neige
la forme de nos refus
épouser le vide
I saw in the snow
the form of our denials
marrying the void

Frantz, février / february 2013


Thank you all for following the contest, reading the entries and the journal and everything~!

the comments on the entries by the judges are posted on the deviations. please visit them and give them some more love!

till the next contest/event in the haiku club, stay tuned! :D

~*~*~

the contest is close. we are currently working on the voting process among the judges. :meditate:


REMINDER:
some of you are probably caught up with real life and might miss the deadline of this haiga contest...
SO i am extending it for 5 days to 20th March 2013!
look forward to seeing your entries! :D


check out the the interview on BeccaJS's journal on projecteducate week's feature on haiku and eastern poetry form!

and a little more info for affiliate groups:

:bulletred: ProjectComment's Comment Contest!
~ All you have to do is constructively comment on a deviation and that's it, it is that simple!

Start: March 1st
End: March 31st, 10pm GMT

Open to all members!

Prizes include: A lot of Premium Memberships, :points:, comments and features! :eager:

Link: 3wyl.deviantart.com/journal/Pr…

:bulletred: SixWordStories's Open Theme Contest!
~ Submit a six word story on any theme of your choosing!

Start: March 1st
End: March 31st, 10pm GMT

Open to all members!

Please :+fav: the article and spread the word. It would really help with things. :love:

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after a three month break and some struggle to (eventually) clearing up all the contest backlog, we are now free to host a new contest. :aww:

the contest HAIGA will be open from the day this journal goes public till 15:59:59 Friday 15 March, 2013 in GMT.

this contest is looking for haijin to write an original haiku/tanka and make a minimalistic, relevant and matching picture to accompany the haiku.

the picture can be either a photograph or a painting/drawing.


rules and regulation for the contest are as follow:

:bulletred: please submit your entries to the contest folder "2013 - Haiga". the entries will be automatically approved. you can submit entry as long as you are a member of this club.

:bulletred: every member can submit up to two entries, only one can win.

:bulletred: the entries have to be new deviations made after today. the picture must be made by the haijin him/herself. please do not use stock images or images from any search engines.

:bulletred: you must submit the entries to the contest folder before 15 March, 15:59 GMT. the folder will be close after this time, and no more entries will be accepted.

:bulletred: the haiku/tanka must be able to stand-alone apart from the image, i.e. can be understood without the image. verses that relies on the image to explain the meaning cannot win the contest.

the haiku must follow all the rules of traditional haiku. 5-7-5 syllables' pretty sentences that do not show the spirit of haiku (minimalism, clear mental image) will be moved to the "is this a haiku?" folder.

:bulletred: only one haiku to an image, no chain/set of multiple haiku/tanka allowed in one single entry.

:bulletred: depending on the number of entries we will have the first, second and third place and honorable mentions.

the panel of judges include

:iconmoyanii: :icondeinktvis: :iconreddragonfly: :iconzippip: :iconalmcdermid: :iconjade-pandora:

the judges can participate but they cannot win the contest.

prizes are:

first: a free calligraphy commission from moyanII
a three month premium from deinktvis
50 points from norui (deliver by moyanII )
50 points from almcdermid
a approx. 5 x 11 cm, black, spiral-spine notebook, with blue, yellow and white pages from Formel
journal feature by the-haiku-club.
journal feature and a critique by indiana-w
a contributor status in the-haiku-club.

second: a one month premium from Iscariot-Priest
one month premium from HaikuKitty
50 points from norui (deliver by moyanII )
25 points from almcdermid
journal feature by indiana-w
journal feature by the-haiku-club.

third: one month premium from moyanII
50 points from norui (deliver by moyanII )
25 points from almcdermid
journal feature by the-haiku-club.

please comment here or note me if you like to contribute prizes. :)

feel free to ask any questions related to the contest and we await your haiga.
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:iconambrosece:
AmbroseCE Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Although I like all the haiku poems listed, and even find a few of them to be outstanding, I'd just like to point out that only the second honorable mentions meets the following rule listed for the contest.

--- the haiku must follow all the rules of traditional haiku. 5-7-5 syllables' pretty sentences that do not show the spirit of haiku (minimalism, clear mental image) will be moved to the "is this a haiku?" folder.

Granted first place is only one syllable off on the first line. Unless I'm missing something really big here. Like, I'm not complaining that I didn't win, that's fine. I just joined to try to get some contructive feedback. I just don't think it's fair to state rules for a contest, then give first second and third place to pieces that don't meet those rules. It may limit those who followed the standard 5-7-5 format.
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moyanII Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I guess you did misunderstand the rules of the contests. We emphasized many, many times that our club does not advocate the requirement of sticking to 5-7-5 syllables' count rule. 5-7-5 is only for lines written in japanese- although even many famous classic japanese haiku by masters did not adhere to this rule. Although on the other hand we are not discriminating against 5-7-5, saying they are not haiku.
'5-7-5 pretty sentences that do not show the spirit of haiku (minimalism, clear mental image)' is mentioned exactly because many thought haiku must be 5-7-5, but then they missed out on the more important thing about this genre, which is "minimalism, clear mental image".
i hope these clarifies the rule of the contests. :)
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RedDragonfly Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
I think the exact rules should have been stated more clearly. If we were using the Wikipedia standard rules they would be:

1. The essence of haiku is "cutting". This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas
2. Traditional haiku consist of 17 on (also known as morae), in three phrases of 5, 7 and 5 on respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this is inaccurate as syllables and on are not the same.
3. A kigo (seasonal reference), usually drawn from an extensive but defined list of such words.


What we did say was that poems of 5-7-5 that did not show the spirit of haiku would not be accepted into the contest at all. So you did well to make it in!

This is a good lesson for all the admins in making the rules more clear so it is easy to enter and to judge.
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moyanII Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oops, do help to correct the contest main text if you see anything amiss next time. Please. :)
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AmbroseCE Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh. Well I suppose that bit makes sense then. I wish that had been made a bit more clear up front as I would have tried something a little different.
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moyanII Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry about that, we do hope you'll continue to support future contests and submit your works to the club. :)
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Wordeea Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
congratulations to all !
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pinni137 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Congrats to all the winners! They were all wonderful entries :)
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:iconjade-pandora:
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
This turned out to be a wonderful contest with fine results; I was honored to be part of the judging panel! My congratulations to those who placed, to the honorable mentions, and the rest of those who participated -- a great turnout!
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lombregrise Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Writer
:clap:
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:iconformel:
Formel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I made it! :w00t:
I submitted my entry for the contest. Theoretically, I sent it to the Haiga contest folder. Please, confirm if I did it right and you got it.
(This new submission process takes some getting used to.)
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:iconmoyanii:
moyanII Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yes, we got it! :D
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:iconformel:
Formel Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw it in the folder. So no reply needed. :D
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vespera Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Are these allowed to be collaborations?
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moyanII Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
uh no, it has to be your own work, both image and haiku.
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RedDragonfly Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
No the image and the writing must be done by the same person. As for the other rules for haiku, I like nature-oriented short poems that capture a moment, no other rules for me.
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Iscariot-Priest Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Man, looking at the others, my photo feels so generic.
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moyanII Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
the judges shall decide. :grin:
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vespera Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm assuming Tankas are going to be judged as strictly as haiku... are you guys going by:

Seven Essential Guidelines for Writing "Traditional Tanka in English" in the Ideal Form:
1. Five lines. The form for English tanka (which is both singular and plural) is an untitled
and unrhymed quintain.
2. Set syllable count. From 19 to 31 English syllables are permissible.
3. The syllabic length of lines is set, which creates the traditional rhythm.
a) A short/long/short/long/long syllabic pattern is ideal.
b) Syllable counts may vary from a maximum of 5/7/5/7/7 down to a minimum of 3/5/3/5/5, ideally;
but some flexibility within the S/L/S/L/L pattern is acceptable, e.g., 4/6/3/5/6 or 3/5/4/5/7, etc.
4. Diction: Use natural English phrasing on each line with no (or very minimal) enjambment. Do not end a line with "a" or "the"; avoid ending a line with a preposition. Ideally, each line is one poetic utterance ending with a caesura; this is often referred to as "5 phrases on 5 lines".
5. Japanese tanka build and build. They do not fall away like some English poetic utterances. The 5th line of a traditional tanka is the most important and significant line. Therefore that 5th line should ideally be at least as long as the 2nd and/or 4th lines. Sometimes the 5th line can be syllabically a little shorter than line 2 or 4, providing it is a strong line in meaning and/or utterance, or continues in the reader's mind, e.g., with an ellipsis (e.g., "so she waited ..." might be okay, in the context of the rest of the tanka). A one or two syllable 5th line not permissible.
6. A certain amount of ambiguity/dreaming room/ma can be a desirable quality but complete obscurity is not desirable.
7. The content/theme/subject is wide-open, but tanka is lyric verse and should not be didactic. For example, a "polemic tanka" is self-contradictory.

(poetrysociety dot org, but this is pretty much what I've found at any website I've checked into)
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moyanII Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yes, thank you for the add-ons. i do agree with s-l-s-l-l in 5 lines, it is also minimalistic and traditionally about emotions and love. first three lines and last two lines typically switch between tangible-emotions or vice versa.
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Treo-LeGigeo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   Writer
Oh thank god...
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:iconmoyanii:
moyanII Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
look forward to your entry. :)
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Treo-LeGigeo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   Writer
Well I don't want to give false hope because I'm still not sure if I can get it in. Got an idea for the poems, but haven't had a chance to do the art. I'd like to get it done but I'm performing in three concerts in the next three days so...
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moyanII Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That can be a good subject matter for a haiku by itself:

deadline's approaching
For haiga contest -
three concerts in a row.
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Treo-LeGigeo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   Writer
...that's awesome

Ehehehe :XD:
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MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Writer
This is *MeganLawler94 from #AnotherContestGroup, and I'd like to inform you that we've found and added your contest to our listings! It should appear in our journals, according to the deadline, within the next couple of days.

Also, if you're low on prizes to offer, see if you qualify for our Winner's Package. All the information about it and other features of our group are in our FAQ.

Note us if the deadline changes, or if you would like another contest featured.

Perhaps join the group to get updates on the happenings at ACG. We feature hundreds of contests that offer many different prizes. We're also running a contest of our own, the Tales of Time contest. There's something for everyone's skill level!

I hope your contest is a success! :D

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moyanII Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
hi, the deadline of the haiga contest is changed to 20 march 2013.
:)
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MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Writer
I'm sorry, but I no longer work at ACG. You will need to inform the actual group.
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moyanII Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah no problem. Thanks. :)
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moyanII Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you! :)
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deinktvis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Writer
this is cool, but at some point we should host a haiga collaboration event :)
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:iconmoyanii:
moyanII Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's a good idea, or another haikuwrimo later this year.
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I just noticed the contest runs through March 15, 2012, instead of 2013. I hope no one gets confused. :)
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:iconmoyanii:
moyanII Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh no. i'll correct that straight away. :XD:
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it should be made more explicit that the picture must also be made by you and can't be, for example, taken from Google Images.

I'm really excited about this contest! It should be great fun :D But I do have some questions.

verses that relies on the image to explain the meaning cannot win the contest.
As I understand it, the haiku and image in a haiga complement each other and deepen the meaning of each. So, there may be one level of meaning that can be understood by the haiku alone, but when you also consider the image, other interpretations or layers introduce themselves. (Similarly, the image by itself has meaning, but other layers bring themselves to the surface when considered together with the poem.) So my question is, is this okay?

And secondly are old or new submissions welcome, or only new?
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moyanII Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh yes, definitely the picture must be made by the haijin him/herself.

as for the deeper meaning the picture lends to the haiku, that's a plus. i've seen many verses that can't tell the story by itself, those are no-no.

we'll certainly like to see new verses. that will spur the brain cells to work. :D

thank you for all these prompts, i'll add them to the rules. :P
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for clarifying everything. I will try and remember to do this contest, I've missed the #the-haiku-club contests :aww:
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moyanII Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
any entry from you?
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had forgotten actually... but it says 15th March?
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moyanII Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I extended it to 20th! You have a few hours more!
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:iconmoyanii:
moyanII Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
We eagerly anticipate your haiga! :D
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