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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 [1] 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 [2] is a form of Japanese poetry that’s three lines long. Here’s 10 tips for writing haiku [3]—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:

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 [6], for reference.