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3rd Annual CES Europe Day Haiku Contest!

May 9, 2013
1:00am - 11:00pm
May 9, 2013
1:00am - 11:00pm


In celebration of Europe Day on May 9th, the Center for European Studies is pleased to host haiku-writing contest on Facebook!

Congratulations to the winners: Philipp Lehmann and Anna Popiel!

Europe Day Prize:
The Europe Day Prize is awarded to Philipp Lehmann for his haiku suggesting that pessimism is a shared cultural trait, binding Europeans together, which in a sense is its own form of optimism. And anything that binds the continent together must be celebrated - even if it is a sense of pessimism.

From Rome to Berlin -
Pessimism is just a
Shared Euro pastime
-Philipp Lehmann

The People's Prize:
The People’s Prize is awarded to Anna Popiel this year for her upbeat populist nod. A haiku for the people!

Middleton baby
And same sex marriage in France
Optimistic stuff
-Anna Popiel


This year’s topic: EURO-OPTIMISM!

1) All entries must be written in the traditional "5-7-5" syllable haiku format and speak to the theme of “Euro-Optimism.”

2) All entries must be submitted on the Center’s Facebook page wall by 11:59 pm EDT on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. You may submit multiple entries and in any language. If you are not on Facebook, email your name, affiliation, and haiku(s) to: This information will be published by CES on Facebook on your behalf.

3) Anyone is eligible to submit an entry. In order to post your haiku directly to the CES Facebook Page, you must first “Like” our page.

Winners will be announced on Facebook on Thursday, May 9, 2013. The top entries will receive a prize (shipped to any address) and the title of “European Haiku Master.”