Occupation Haiku Contest Open Until April 14

Entries are now being accepted for Brenau's 2016 'Occupation Haiku' contest.
Entries are now being accepted for Brenau’s 2016 ‘Occupation Haiku’ contest.

Seeing as how Occupational Therapy Month and Poetry Month are both celebrated in April, Brenau’s School of Occupational Therapy and English program are teaming up for a unique wordsmithery contest this month. As part of the second “Occupation Haiku” festivities on campus, Brenau staff, faculty and students are invited to send in their best three-line poem capturing and illustrating the significance of “a moment of human occupation and/or daily life.”

Each entry will be judged by a three-person panel consisting of Kathryn Locey, Sandy Brim and internationally renowned occupational therapy and science scholar Betty Hasselkus. There is a $50 first prize, $30 second prize and $20 third prize for student entrants, while staff and faculty will receive honorable mentions for their poems.

Please send your haikus in a single email (not as an attachment) to ceggerding@brenau.edu, using the subject line Occupation Haiku Contest. Participants may send in up to three haikus for the contest.

The deadline is April 14 at 11:59 p.m. There will be a reading of the winning entries in the Library Quiet Zone at 5:30 p.m. on April 26.