Hollywood Haikus Competition

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

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

You can’t help but feel
the eagles could have turned up
a bit earlier

Easy, right?

We want you to stick your glorious poetry on YOUR blogs, with a link to the comp – it means that we get to know a lot more about you lot out there, and find out what sort of blogs we can and should be reading! We want to get more people writing inventively about film, as well as RAISING UP the profiles of as yet undiscovered blog-brilliance!

The prizes:

The closing date for entries is 23 May 2011.

1st prize: Sony Blu-ray player from the Best For Film Shop worth £140.00. The Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-Ray player plays Plays BD (Blu-ray discs), DVD, DVD+R/RW, CD, CD-R/RW and DivX. Blu-ray disc playback in full 1080P and DVD upscaling to 1080P via HDMI. Also, you win Hollywood Haiku publication with descriptive link to your blog.
10 x Runners-up: Hollywood Haiku publication with descriptive link to your blog

This competition is open to film bloggers worldwide. If the grand winner resides out the UK we will ensure the Blu Ray Player is sent to you wherever you are in the world.

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:

This is an entry for the <a href="http://bestforfilm.com" title="Best For Film Reviews, Movie News and Top 10 Films">Best For Film</a> Hollywood Haikus blogging competition. <a href="http://bestforfilm.com/film-blog/competition-hollywood-haikus/">Enter</a> now.

4. Email the url of your blog’s haiku entry to [email protected]. Please ALSO send it to [email protected] as our internal mail system is undergoing an upgrade. 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.

The judging process

The closing date for entries is 23 May 2011.

All entries will be judged by our in-house team. We will be looking for Hollywood Haikus that say something and stir the soul.

The winners will be notified on 30 May 2011.

The winning entries will then be published on Best For Film with a link to their creators’ blogs. We believe in spreading the love!

You can enter as many times as you like, just as long as you make sure your creations are all brilliant. After the glorious, utter madness that were our Write Christmas entries we cannot wait to see what you come up with! Best of luck to all!

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