Enter a Science Haiku Competition about the Science of Light

In celebration of The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015, RiAus – Australia’s National Science Channel – is inviting Sci-ku entries to reflect the National Science Week theme “Making waves – the science of light”.

Inspired by the Japanese haiku, Sci-ku is a short three-line poem about sciences. Sci-ku is a small, modest and humble poem that depicts the everyday world around us, aiming to give a flash of insight into that world — like a scientific ‘Eureka!’ moment expressed briefly in words.

This is a broad topic, with lots of creative scope. We are looking forward to seeing how you interpret the theme; the only rule is that it must relate to the science of light.

There are three event categories: Primary School, Secondary School, Open (no age limit). The deadline for entries is Sunday 23 August 2015.


1st prize: $200 JB Hi Fi voucher for you to purchase your own e-reader

2nd and 3rd prizes: $100 book gift vouchers

Winners of the Primary and Secondary categories will have their poems published in the December / January edition of CSIRO’s Double Helix Magazine, PLUS a one year subscription!

For more details about rules and writing haiku poetry, please download the entry guidelines.

For more information on the completion and instruction on how to submit your sci-ku visit the contest website.

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