A few of my students participated in the Team BCPS Haiku Contest! We sent in a few haikus that were also illustrated! There were a total of over 2,000 entries!
A haiku is a Japanese poem that consists of three lines. The first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, and the third line has five syllables.
“We are thrilled that our students and teachers have embraced this contest because it celebrates literacy, creativity, and the power of student voice,” said Baltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Verletta White. “This year’s entries are especially moving because the theme is family, and our students’ families are integral members of Team BCPS.”
1,494 entries were received from elementary school students, 383 from middle school students, 343 from high school students
Students have the opportunity to win four tickets from the Baltimore Orioles to the game on Tuesday, June 25; a gift certificate from The Ivy Bookshop to participate in a writing workshop; and a gift card from Ukazoo Books.
A winning haiku will be chosen at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Winners will be announced by press release on Wednesday, April 17, which is International Haiku Poetry Day.
Additional haikus will be selected for a book, which will also feature student artwork. Students featured in the book will be announced by press release in May 2019.