Tuesday, September 29, 2009

[Unicode Announcement] Unicode Haiku Contest

Unicode Haiku Contest
Here's your chance to show what you think of Unicode - with poetry!
Enter the Unicode Haiku contest, and meet the bar set by the immortal Haiku:

Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.
(aka Blue Screen)

The tricorder broke
Communicator is dead
And my shirt is red

The winners are to be announced at the upcoming Unicode Conference, Oct 14-16 (but you don't have to attend the conference to win). The first prize is a myTouch 3G phone, sponsored by Google. (If your company is interested in sponsoring an additional prize, contact Magda Danish, http://www.unicode.org/reporting.html). All submissions must arrive by October 12, 2009.

Please submit your entry at http://unicode.org/conference/haiku.html.
Each entry should be 3 lines, with 5 syllables on the first, 7 on the second, and 5 on the third. You can enter as many different submissions as you want. Submissions are judged based on their relation to Unicode and/or SW Globalization, and most importantly, cleverness and whimsy.

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