Haiku Contest

Haiku Contest

Write a haiku inspired by your work experience—part-time, work-study, seasonal, temporary, voluntary, or internships.

April is Student Employment Month AND National Poetry Month

Celebrate Poetry/Student Employment Month by writing haikus and competing for prizes in CES' Haiku Contest!

Write a serious or silly haiku inspired by your work experience—part-time, work-study, seasonal, temporary, voluntary, or internships.

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It's just a silly contest—a mash-up of Poetry Month and Student Employment Month. Or is it? Reflecting on the various jobs and and internships you've held, and thinking about what you learned, is an opportunity of draw meaning from those experiences. Consider how each job impacted you. What did you like? Dislike? What did you learn about the field? About yourself? ~Inspired yet? Scroll down and send us your haiku!

Oh, and did we mention that the 1st Place Winner will receive a gift certificate to Metropolitan Market? Yum!

Rules & such:

  • CES' Haiku Contest is open to all Puget Sound students.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Entries will be posted, and winners announced, on CES social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Winners will be determined by votes on Instagram @univpugetsoundces.
  • Voting begins April 25, 2019 and closes at midnight on April 29, 2019.
  • Winners will be announced Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
  • Get tips on writing haikus.

Search #SEMHAIKU on Instagram to see previous entries.


CES | SEM Haiku Contest

  • The 2019 contest has now closed for haiku entries. Visit @univpugetsoundces on IG through midnight April 28 to vote for the winning poem, and YOU might also win a prize! **A prize-winner will be drawn from the names of all voters!**