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! The Haiku Challenge 2012 ~ Winners & Highlights !


PS: ! THIS EVENT REPEATS EVERY YEAR AND I HOPE TO SEE THE SAME SUPPORT EVERY YEAR !


What is Haiku Challenge?
The Haiku Challenge is a Haiku writing challenge that runs in the month of February every year. Write a Haiku or set of Haiku every day and share them in the linky tool to enjoy the words.

How it began?
As February being the month of love, I decided myself to express my love for Haiku, after penning down close to one hundred Haiku the love for it has become immeasurable and that made me throw a Challenge to myself, ‘The Haiku Challenge!’ in 2011.

The Journey...!
The Haiku challenge began it’s journey in February 2011, a sweet journey and aw, my sweet child is aging two now. I consider the journey as a sweet achievement as it helped to discover talents, and helped me to find some pearls.

To know about the first edition of Haiku Challenge, Winners and to read participation entries stop by here. To read the kickoff post, and prompts given in this edition stop here. To read the participation entries stop here.

Summary...!
I thought it was my dream when reading you but now I realize that it happened in real while drafting this. It was fun, 29 days of fun with Haiku, exploration of different signatures of Haiku (Haiga, Acrostic Haiku, Pi-Ku, Naisaiku and Haibun). I hope you enjoyed writing for the challenge as much as I did when hosting the challenge, if not then I should call it as Failure of Haiku Challenge and not Success!

In this edition, 45 of you registered for the challenge, 54 challenged, 22 of you completed the challenging challenge colourfully and made this challenge a grand success! Three Cheers to all!!! Thank you!

I love numbers and I’ve been known to cherish stats a lot. In this edition, we had 29 days, 28 challenging themes, 7 different forms, and the poets kick started the challenge expressing their love for words. In all, we read 54 poets, 1001 entries ~ (1706 Haiku); that’s an average of 35 entries (59 Haiku) each day. The minimum entry was 29 entries on Day 25, 26 & 27 and the maximum entry was 41 entries on Day 1, 2 and 9. Considering the count of Haiku, the least was 34 on Day 7 and the maximum entry was 108 on Day 23.

I must thank everyone for adding smile to my heart! Now, it is my turn to return the favours by crowning ‘KING OF HAIKU’, ‘QUEEN OF HAIKU’, ‘STAR NEWBIE OF THE CHALLENGE’, ‘CHEERFUL CHALLENGER’, ‘FAVOURITE CHALLENGER’, ‘FIRST SWEET CHALLENGER’ and ‘LAST SWEET CHALLENGER’.

Thanks for making my job easier with your precious votes. Here we go....

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THE KING OF HAIKU CHALLENGE...
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Ready.........................................

1..............1111111111111111111111111111
                  2...........2..............2222222222222222
                                    3...3......33333333333333333333333

Go.............................................................................


+/- - The King of Haiku Challenge............ is

There was a healthy competition between three contenders (Andy Sewina, Chevrefeuille and Ramesh Sood), Ramesh Sood won the title in the end. Congrats Rameshji, you deserve the title, ‘KING’...




Life is made easy for you



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THE QUEEN OF HAIKU CHALLENGE...
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Ready.........................................

1..............1111111111111111111111111111
                  2...........2..............2222222222222222
                                    3...3......33333333333333333333333

Go.............................................................................


+/- - The Queen of Haiku Challenge............ is

There was a healthy competition between three contenders (Becca Givens, Pranali Kadam and Grace), Grace went past others with a heavy shower of votes (5 at a stretch) to win the Title. Congrats Grace, you deserve the title, ‘QUEEN’...




Life is made easy for you




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THE STAR NEWBIE OF HAIKU CHALLENGE...
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Ready.........................................

1..............1111111111111111111111111111
                  2...........2..............2222222222222222
                                    3...3......33333333333333333333333

Go.............................................................................


+/- - The Star Newbie of Haiku Challenge............ is

There was a healthy competition between three contenders (Asni (A Walk in my Heart), Valli (Reflection of my feelings) and Vidya Sury) and Asni won the title in the end. Congrats Asni (A Walk in My Heart), you have won many hearts with your words...




Life is made easy for you




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THE CHEERFUL CHALLENGER OF HAIKU CHALLENGE...
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Ready.........................................

1..............1111111111111111111111111111
                  2...........2..............2222222222222222
                                    3...3......33333333333333333333333

Go.............................................................................


+/- - The Cheerful Challenger of Haiku Challenge............ is

None other than a person who dominated others right from the start. She is a true winner as she has won hearts with her encouraging words. As I say, ‘I personally feel that appreciation is the best food for a blogger hunger, in that perspective I thank you for feeding me. I also feel critics will help a human being touch heights. So be my best critic’, she did the best, give a big hand of becca givens who garnered 80% of the votes.




Life is made easy for you




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THE FAVOURITE CHALLENGER OF HAIKU CHALLENGE...
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Ready.........................................

1..............1111111111111111111111111111
                  2...........2..............2222222222222222
                                    3...3......33333333333333333333333

Go.............................................................................


+/- - The Favourite Challenger of Haiku Challenge............ is

She penned ‘Blank Verses and Invisible Lines’ to conquer the heart of many people. She has stolen the heart under three categories by garnering votes under all the categories, ‘Queen, Star Newbie and Cheerful’. Here we welcome our Favourite Challenger Pranali Kadam, Kudos to you...




Life is made easy for you




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THE FIRST SWEET CHALLENGER OF HAIKU CHALLENGE...
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Ready.........................................

1..............1111111111111111111111111111
                  2...........2..............2222222222222222
                                    3...3......33333333333333333333333

Go.............................................................................


+/- - The First Sweet Challenger of Haiku Challenge............ is

He came in first, he signed up first on 9 days out of 29 days defeating Ramesh Sood (7) and Pranali Kadam (5) to win the Title. Let’s give a big hand to Leo, Our Haiku Master....




Life is made easy for you




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THE LAST SWEET CHALLENGER OF HAIKU CHALLENGE...
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Ready.........................................

1..............1111111111111111111111111111
                  2...........2..............2222222222222222
                                    3...3......33333333333333333333333

Go.............................................................................


+/- - The Last Sweet Challenger of Haiku Challenge............ is

7 out of 29 days, she came in last to join the challenge and completed the challenge colourfully. Thank you, ‘BLOSSOM VYDRINA




Life is made easy for you




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TIME TO AWARD THE CHALLENGERS WHO DEDICATED THEIR TIME TO COMPLETE THE HAIKU CHALLENGE COLOURFULLY
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Ready.........................................

1..............1111111111111111111111111111
                  2...........2..............2222222222222222
                                    3...3......33333333333333333333333

Go.............................................................................


+/- - Yay, I completed the challenge...

It is easy to write a day but it is difficult to write continuously for 29 days with seamless flow. They did it with pride! Here you go (in alphabetical order)...!




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Life is made easy for you





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Life is made easy for you





Life is made easy for you





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If I had missed any of your name in the completed list then I’m sorry, please drop me a mail to create a badge.

If you have participated in the challenge then here you go, enjoy the badge..


+/- - Proud to be a Haiku Challenger........... !



Life is made easy for you



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Check out the first ever magazine of Haiku Challenge....! Poets Featured, Winners and Highlights! 188 pages of fun! Enjoy the words!


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28 comments:

  1. Congratulations to all the winners...

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  2. Congratulations to all the winners!

    What a wonderful experience this was!

    Cheers!

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  3. I wrote and posted on OSI a long poem and looked under your blog on my side bar, visited your page and lo! picked up the award of 'Haiku King' bestowed on me...I am absolutely overwhelmed...for all the love and support and some nice feedback from one and all...you have been very nice with your generosity week after week.. and the kind of hard work you have put in over about two months has been extra ordinary...in some very difficult period of my life..writing emboldened by some wonderful human hearts like you have kept me going with my constant focus on only the positive aspects of life... let us, SiS, continue to practice andspread happiness.. God less you and every other friend of ours in this space.. my congratulations to all the winners...let us as Rachana says it always..Keep the Spark Alive.. Leo as my Haiku Guru should feel happy today... smiles, smiles and smiles.. the award came the day i am amidst celerations attending marriage of my niece in Panjab..in Ludhiana to be exact..

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  4. Thank you, Sis, and to all who have voted for me, all the kind words, encouragement, and most of all, for the love and support that all of you have shown me.

    This is unexpected. I couldn't believe my eyes and had to look a few times before I realize it's really me. I am humbled and honored and I hope I can do justice to this award.

    To all other winners of the other awards, congratulations!

    To others who participated, we were on the journey together and you are all winners too. It was an honor to spend 29 days with all of you.

    SiS, bravo to you for your dedication and professionalism in handling this awesome challenge. It's very well organized and first class in every aspect. Thank you and smiles!

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  5. Thank you and congrats to all the winners ~

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  6. Congratulations to all the winners and to all who wrote during the challenge. And a huge thank you for all the work it took to create the challenge and the magazine. I truly appreciate your hard work.

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  7. hey SIS! wasn't a participant,yet my congratulations to all the participants and the winners! :):)

    you have done a pretty lovely job!!!
    loved the magazine..didnt go through it all yet,but,I know its gonna be awesome!
    keep writing ..and inspiring!!!

    yours
    ash! :)

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  8. Congrats to all deserving winners and SiS for making this challenge successful! :)

    Beautiful badges indeed!
    I appreciate your efforts :)

    Stay happy!

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  9. Thank you so much :)
    And congrats to the winners :)

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  10. What a wonderful finale ... Thank you, SiS for an outstanding job hosting, and the treat of the "magazine" ... congratulations to each challenger, the winners, and the honor bestowed on me. It was a delightful month ~~~ Look forward to next year! Many blessings to each of you :)

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  11. congratulations to the winners and thanks to all of the participants for sharing such wonderful haiku!

    especially thank YOU, SiS for all of your hard work, your beautiful poetry and the wonderful encouragement you provided us all. you certainly are the number one winner!!!

    and thank you for the cool badge!
    {smile} see you soon!
    dani ♥

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  12. SiS -- I just noticed in the magazine -- the template for our entries -- repeats Feb 16 (instead of Feb 17th) ... Hopefully it is easy enough to correct. If so, please let us know when it is corrected so I can download it once more. THANK YOU, it is a great gift to us. :)

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  13. SiS, struggling to download..the beautiful book....can you send as an attachment through my email..

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  14. @ Saru Singhal

    Congratulations to all the winners...

    :-) :-) :-)

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  15. @ Vidya Sury

    Congratulations to all the winners!

    What a wonderful experience this was!

    Cheers!


    Thank you Vidya.. Happy to have you in the challenge.. The pleasure is all mine..

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  16. @ Ramesh Sood

    I wrote and posted on OSI a long poem and looked under your blog on my side bar, visited your page and lo! picked up the award of 'Haiku King' bestowed on me...I am absolutely overwhelmed...for all the love and support and some nice feedback from one and all...you have been very nice with your generosity week after week.. and the kind of hard work you have put in over about two months has been extra ordinary...in some very difficult period of my life..writing emboldened by some wonderful human hearts like you have kept me going with my constant focus on only the positive aspects of life... let us, SiS, continue to practice andspread happiness.. God less you and every other friend of ours in this space.. my congratulations to all the winners...let us as Rachana says it always..Keep the Spark Alive.. Leo as my Haiku Guru should feel happy today... smiles, smiles and smiles.. the award came the day i am amidst celerations attending marriage of my niece in Panjab..in Ludhiana to be exact..

    Rameshji.. I just stopped by your blog and read all those.. I dunno how to thank you.. I'm happy for all the love bestowed.. Happy Happy Happy Happy!

    and yeah as Rachana says, we should, 'Keep the spark alive"... and Leo is my Guru too.. :-)

    Smiles...

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  17. @ Asni

    Thank you, Sis, and to all who have voted for me, all the kind words, encouragement, and most of all, for the love and support that all of you have shown me.

    This is unexpected. I couldn't believe my eyes and had to look a few times before I realize it's really me. I am humbled and honored and I hope I can do justice to this award.

    To all other winners of the other awards, congratulations!

    To others who participated, we were on the journey together and you are all winners too. It was an honor to spend 29 days with all of you.

    SiS, bravo to you for your dedication and professionalism in handling this awesome challenge. It's very well organized and first class in every aspect. Thank you and smiles!


    Asni, you deserve all those appreciations.. Thanks for making the challenge proud.. Happy and hoping to meet you soon in a different challenge with others..

    Thanks and I'm happy to read your sweet words..

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  18. @ Grace

    Thank you and congrats to all the winners ~

    Thank you so much 'Queen of Haiku Challenge'.. you deserve all the praise you got..

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  19. @ Susie Clevenger

    Congratulations to all the winners and to all who wrote during the challenge. And a huge thank you for all the work it took to create the challenge and the magazine. I truly appreciate your hard work.

    Thank you so much Susie.. It means a lot to me.. Happy and yeah enjoy the magazine.. Hoping to present it better next time..

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  20. @ ashzzes

    hey SIS! wasn't a participant,yet my congratulations to all the participants and the winners! :):)

    you have done a pretty lovely job!!!
    loved the magazine..didnt go through it all yet,but,I know its gonna be awesome!
    keep writing ..and inspiring!!!

    yours
    ash! :)


    It is my pleasure to have you here.. so sweet of you.. and thanks for your kind words.. Happy Man..!

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  21. @ Simran

    Congrats to all deserving winners and SiS for making this challenge successful! :)

    Beautiful badges indeed!
    I appreciate your efforts :)

    Stay happy!


    Little one thanks to you for your dedication and for participating despite your exams.. So sweet of you.. I'm really glad to have you as my sweet little sis although we live miles apart..

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  22. @ ☂☆ Vållῐ ★♬

    Thank you so much :)
    And congrats to the winners :)


    Sweet of you Valli.. Pleasure to have you as a challenger..

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  23. @ beccagivens

    What a wonderful finale ... Thank you, SiS for an outstanding job hosting, and the treat of the "magazine" ... congratulations to each challenger, the winners, and the honor bestowed on me. It was a delightful month ~~~ Look forward to next year! Many blessings to each of you :)

    thanks becca, you are one of the sweet hearts who always appreciated and made my hard work count.. I'm really happy to see you and I'm super glad to see you winning.. keep visiting!

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  24. @ myheartslovesongs

    congratulations to the winners and thanks to all of the participants for sharing such wonderful haiku!

    especially thank YOU, SiS for all of your hard work, your beautiful poetry and the wonderful encouragement you provided us all. you certainly are the number one winner!!!

    and thank you for the cool badge!
    {smile} see you soon!
    dani ♥


    dani, so sweet of you... I'm super glad to read your kind words.. Happy Happy Happy.. SmileS..

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  25. @ beccagivens

    SiS -- I just noticed in the magazine -- the template for our entries -- repeats Feb 16 (instead of Feb 17th) ... Hopefully it is easy enough to correct. If so, please let us know when it is corrected so I can download it once more. THANK YOU, it is a great gift to us. :)

    becca, I noticed it late.. I thought doing it might consume more time so left as it is.. Hoping to do it better next time.. Thanks and as usual you are rocking becca.. So sweet of you..

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  26. @ Ramesh Sood

    SiS, struggling to download..the beautiful book....can you send as an attachment through my email..

    The beautiful book is in your inbox Rameshji..

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  27. wow.. congrats to all the winners.. ebook is a unique idea SIS. i really loved that..

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  28. @ RaNiiiiii

    wow.. congrats to all the winners.. ebook is a unique idea SIS. i really loved that..

    Thanks a lot Varsha...! Happy Man...!

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