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Photo + Haiku Contest
April 21 @ 8:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate both the relaunch of Charleston Trees and National Poetry Month with a Tree Photo and Haiku Contest! Send us an original photo of a tree along with a haiku that it helped inspire now through May 21st!
We’ll have two categories- one for youth and one for adults. The top two winners from each category will get $50 to spend on swag in our Conservancy store as well as a copy of South Carolina Nature Set: Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers of South Carolina. We also share some of the standouts on social media!
**A haiku is a short three-line poem that uses sensory language to capture a feeling or image. Developed by Japanese poets, haiku are often inspired by nature, a moment of beauty, or a poignant experience. Haikus follow a strict form: three lines, with a 5-7-5 syllable structure. That means the first line will have five syllables, the second line will have seven syllables, and the last line will have five syllables. A haiku does not have to rhyme or follow a certain rhythm as long as it adheres to the syllable count.