Monday, April 25, 2011

Hollywood Haiku Writing Competition for Fun and Prizes!

Do you love contests? Sure, we all do! J My fellow classic movie bloggers Clara from Via Margutta 51 and Becky from ClassicBecky's Brain Food brought the U.K.-based Hollywood Haiku contest to my attention. Try your luck at a movie-based haiku and maybe win cool prizes and/or bragging rights, as described below!  You must submit your haikus by Friday, May 20th, 2011! 

As they explain on the Hollywood Haiku Web site at

Enter your Hollywood Haiku and win a Blu-Ray Player and links to your blog!

The concept is pretty simple: rather than write hundreds of bloody words describing, assessing and ultimately judging a film, we want you to pour all of your analytical juices into a lovely haiku (ie, 3 lines: 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables – we know that’s not technically how it works, but let’s not get snarky, eh?) The best one will win a brand new Blu-ray player worth £140, and pride of place on Best For Film! See below for prizes.

“Some examples DAMMIT”, we hear you demand like a pack of rabid, poetry-loving apes. Here you go then…

Just goes to show you
Never throw out old carpets
and keep your lamps buff

Okay, TotED Followers, you get the idea! Good luck, everyone!

On behalf of Team Bartilucci, I'm tossing my hat into the ring, too. Here's my Hollywood Haiku:

Sunset Boulevard

I'm still a big star
It's the pictures that got small
Face-down in the pool
This is an entry for the Best For Film Hollywood Haikus blogging competition. Enter now.

How to submit your Hollywood Haiku to our writing competition

Closing date for entries: 20 May 2011
1. Review the film of your choice in the form of a haiku (3 lines: 5-7-5 syllables). Don’t forget to state which film your Hollywood Haiku relates to.
2. Post your Hollywood Haiku on your blog. You can enter as many times as you like – but please make a new blog post for each haiku.
3. Include the following link under your haiku, copy and pasting the yellow text below:
4. Email the url of your blog’s haiku entry to Put HAIKU in the subject header of the email. In the body of your email, include your entry’s url, and the description of your blog you’d like us to use if you win.


  1. I've got to get try this too, Dorian! I love your Sunset Boulevard haiku. I'm going to put on my thinking cap!

  2. Thanks, Becky! I know you can come up with a devilishly clever Hollywood Haiku -- looking forward to it!