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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Safe Routes Haiku Contest

Building on the success of our student essay contest (read the winning essay here) and our more recent T-shirt design contest (see the winning artist, Aaron, sporting his design to the right), we've cooked up another student contest.

That's right, it's Haiku time. If the student in your life gets bored over the winter break, see if they can't cook up something worth sending in. There are some instructions to share with them below...

Sidewalks, puddles, splash!
Write a winter walk haiku
Send by the New Year

Instructions: A haiku is a non-rhymed verse genre of Japanese origin; it means “playful verse.” Write your own haiku in the English form of three lines, with a rhythm of five, seven and five syllables. The winner will receive a prize and their haiku will be printed in our newsletter.

Mail to:
Safe Routes Haiku Contest
Attn- Taylor Sutton
1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 800
Portland, OR 97204

Or email to:

Please include:
Name, age and school

January 1, 2011