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I Love Transit Week 2010: get a transit haiku on our TV ad screens

I’d like to do a transit haiku contest for I Love Transit Week!

I’ve managed to get space for two haiku on our TV advertising screens during I Love Transit Week, July 12-16: so write and send your haiku about transit to thebuzzer@translink.ca by the end of Sunday, July 4, and I’ll pick two winners to be displayed! The rest will be published on the blog and in the August Buzzer for all to enjoy.

If you don’t know, haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that’s three lines long. Here’s 10 tips for writing haiku—you might be surprised to learn that 5-7-5 syllable structure isn’t a given, although I certainly don’t mind you entering such haiku in the contest.

Brief rules:

  • One entry per person!!!!
  • Include how you want your name to show up on the screen
  • This draw is only open to those in Metro Vancouver

Remember: submit your transit essays, photos, button suggestions and more

The complete set of transit buttons we have on hand. Photo by <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamb/4252670723/in/set-72157623157537026/>Graham Ballantyne!</a>

The complete set of transit buttons we have on hand. Photo by Graham Ballantyne!

I’m still looking for your transit essays, photos and more to be published during I Love Transit Week, for both the blog and the print Buzzer. Also, submit suggestions for new button designs by Thursday June 24!

See these posts for more info:

And make plans to come to I Love Transit Night on the evening of July 15: there’ll be free food, transit games, buttons, and more! We’re still ironing out the details, but here’s more about last year’s I Love Transit Night, for reference.


7 Comments

  • By peter, June 21, 2010 @ 5:21 pm

    I live transit and I love the new buzzer blog layout! Too bad I have to wait 2 months for the next buzzer banner graphic.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, June 21, 2010 @ 5:22 pm

    Hey, we had the old banner for a year and a half, so you should count your lucky stars :)

  • By Sucker, June 25, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

    They need more buses downtown on Friday night from 6-10. It’s packed like a Cuban banana boat on this # 5

  • By Anonymous, June 29, 2010 @ 9:46 am

    How’s this for a haiku:

    Watch the world go by.
    Ding! The next stop is Broadway!
    The ride continues…

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, June 29, 2010 @ 10:21 am

    Ooh, nice one! But send me your name, I need it for the contest — if I pick yours, I want to be able to put your name on the TV screens.

Other Links to this Post

  1. The Buzzer blog » I Love Transit Week 2010: reminder to get your haikus in! — June 30, 2010 @ 9:01 am

  2. The Buzzer blog » I Love Transit Week 2010: transit haiku on our TV ad screens! — July 12, 2010 @ 2:01 pm

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