Sweet Corn Spectacular – A Haiku Contest!


Summer is here, and that means not only is it potato salad season, it’s sweet corn season!

Would you just LOOK at that potato salad above? Roasted corn, bacon, a ridiculously amazing vinaigrette dressing… MMMMmmm! It beautifully marries corn AND potato salad season, and is just one of many great – and unique – recipes in my upcoming cookbook, “Sweet Corn Spectacular”.

With the release date only one week away, I thought it would be fun to host a fun contest. Always fun to give away books! So, here’s what we’re doing:

The Contest

Write your own original corn themed Haiku and submit it as a comment to this blog entry!

What’s a Haiku? It’s a short, three line poem. The first line has 5 syllables, the second line has seven, and the third line has five. As an example, here’s one I could see my husband writing:

I am a Corn Freak
Corn Corn Corn Corn Corn Corn Corn
I Want More Corn Please

… yeah. Neither of us are poets, so we won’t be winning any Haiku contests ourselves!

Some quick terms that you agree to, by submitting your Haiku as a contest entry:

1. You agree that your entry is your own original work, and will indemnify Celebration Generation, LLC if you submit someone else’s work without permission.

2. Celebration Generation, LLC will select the winner based on whatever random criteria seems fit, based on the entries received. Make us laugh, make us cry, make us think… who knows what will grab us? Keep it clean, though – we don’t necessarily want to hear about what the man from Nantucket likes to do with fresh corn on the cob!

3. You may submit as many entries as you would like, please keep them as separate comments. (1 comment per Haiku entry!)

4. One winner will receive a copy of “Sweet Corn Spectacular”. Celebration Generation, LLC will be mailing the prize, so winner will need to provide a valid mailing address. The winning Haiku will also be published on Celebration Generation’s blog and social media accounts, with attribution.

5. In the event of a tie, two prizes may be awarded.

6. Your submitted Haiku will become the property of Celebration Generation, LLC

7. Any Haiku submission to Celebration Generation, LLC constitutes agreement with these terms.

8. Contest closes at 12pm CST, July 1, 2013.

Winner(s) will be notified by email (So be sure to use a valid email for your comment!)


20 thoughts on “Sweet Corn Spectacular – A Haiku Contest!

  1. Corrected version, because I get so excited about corn that I forget how to count syllables:

    Tooting Marie’s horn
    She is the goddess of corn
    Book please, or I mourn!

  2. Great Cornholio
    I need teepee! Need teepee
    for my bunghole!

    (If you’ve never seen Beavis and Butthead, I apologize.)

  3. Laura said cheesecake
    Cornholio and bunghole
    My poo ‘ku is best!

    Said with all due love and respect to my peep and friend, Laura. And I can tell which Laura you are from the B&B reference. LOL

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