First off, let me say that the response to this contest was tremendous. I had no idea that we would get som many responses, or that they would be so entertaining! I hope that you have time to go through and read them all sometime.
It was in fact, a bit overwhelming to read them all and try to judge. For one, I am no poetry expert. Usually when we do a contest it is simply a random draw, but since I stated that quality counted in this contest I took it upon myself to try and be critical or at least have some crtiteria for determining a winner. After going through them all I had 12 ‘finalists’ and I decided that narrowing the field from 150+ to 12 was good enough to satisfy a ‘quality’ requirement. I toyed with the idea of having everyone vote on the winner, but I also didn’t want this to be a popularity contest or an experiment in social networking. So I took the twelve ‘finalists’ and randomly drew one winner.
The winner of the contest is Ryan, who’s Haiku read-
Z, come back to me
You big bald lerpy center
The Shaq-tus is down
Ryan has already been contacted by email. Congratulations!
Those who have been with us for a while know that we like to do contests from time to time. Keep checking in, I promise we’ll do them more often if this is the kind of response we’ll get…NOW COME BACK HOME Z!!