School districts/students must be a part of the Greater Dane County Advanced Learners Network to participate in the Haiku contest. Students must be currently in the 4th grade. A teacher's guide to writing haiku is attached to this site. Teacher encouragement while completing haiku is very helpful. Entries must be submitted by February 1 and all entries must follow the requirements listed below. A panel of judges will read all entries and determine winners. Winners are announced in March. A booklet containing winning Haikus is published and distributed to student winners and participating districts. Winning authors and the families are invited to attend a celebration in April to honor their work.
ü It is helpful, but not required, for submissions to be typed.
ü Please have students include a title with each haiku.
ü There is a strict limit of 3 entries per student.
ü Please put all entries from a student (1, 2, and/or 3) on one sheet of paper.
ü Student names, first and last, should appear only on the back of the paper (pencil/pen is fine)
ü Each envelope submitted should contain a cover sheet that includes:
o School/district Name
o School/district Address
o Coordinator (person in charge) name, email, phone number
Submission deadline: February 1
5454 Gunflint Trail
Madison, WI 53711
Haiku Judging Criteria