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Haiku for Bamboo

Enter a haiku for a chance to in Crystal Palace Bamboo needles or hooks. See below for details.
Grand Prize: Choice of a 9" Single Point Set, 6" Double Point SetCrochet Set or 8 pairs of Circular Needles
Runners Up (Dependent upon # of entries): Choice of one needle or hook.

In simple terms, a haiku is a 3-line Japanese poem, typically involving two ideas or images relating to nature and typically where the first line is 5 syllables, the second is 7 syllables and the last is 5 syllables.  For example:

Japanese bamboo.
Making stitches one by one

I dance in the forest.


Your haiku must:
1.  Be original, written by you.
2.. Follow the 5 - 7 - 5 syllable structure above.
3. Contain subject matter relating to knitting or crochet and the natural world.

Deadline to enter is December 1, 2019.  Entries will be judged by our panel of judges and chosen soon after the deadline date. If there are more than 50 entries, our judges will choose 10 finalists for public voting on our website.  If you are a winner, we will notify you by email and/or phone and will request your mailing address at that time so we can send you your prize.

Permissions:  By submitting the form, you agree to the judging procedure above, and you grant us permission to post your haiku on Instagram, Facebook, in our public newsletter and on our website.  If you are a winner, you grant us permission to announce your name on Instagram, Facebook, in our public newsletter and on our website. (You may request that we only use your first name and last initial.  Optional: If you would like, we can also tag you using your user name on Instagram and Facebook.) We will use your email address to either notify you if you are a winner and/or to add you to our e-newsletter contact list if you choose that option above.