All Things Upwork
December 7, 2009 by Danalyn West

‘Tis the season for giving, and we’re giving away an Amazon Kindle! There’s a catch, though – we need you to get in touch your inner poet by sending us a haiku!

For those unfamiliar with the art of Haiku, it’s a form of Japanese poetry that includes 3 lines (convenient for Twitter), each with a determined syllable count:

  • Line 1: Five syllables
  • Line 2: Seven syllables
  • Line 3: Five syllables

For the purposes of our contest, syllable counting is important, rhyming isn’t!

From now until December 16th, follow @oDesk on Twitter and tweet your haiku in the following format – be sure to include the hashtag #oHaiku and slashes to separate your lines:

oDesk is giving | Away an awesome Kindle | Must re-tweet A-SAP #oHaiku

Be funny, get creative, get festive, get philosophical, anything goes!

Official oHaiku Contest Rules

  • You must live in one of the 169 countries (listed here) where the Kindle is available
  • You must be following @oDesk on Twitter
  • Your entry must be submitted via Twitter
  • Your tweet must be in the form of a Haiku (5/7/5 format), rhyming is not necessary
  • Your tweet must include the hashtag at the end: #oHaiku
  • Enter as many times as you want
  • Your tweet must be received before 11:59PM PST (GMT-8) on December 16th, 2009
  • One winner will be selected and announced by Friday, December 18th, 2009

So what are you waiting for? Follow @oDesk and start sending your entries in!