Brilliant haiku stream/beautifully into browsers/it all ends at 10

Keep your browser open to http://twitter.com/search/grammarday so you can keep up with the wonderful haiku from the National Grammar Day Tweeted Haiku Contest. Friday is National Grammar Day (check out the website), and the haiku contest deadline is 10 EST Thursday night.

If you wish to enter, post your grammar-themed haiku on Twitter and include the hashtag #grammarday. Separate lines with commas or slashes.

The top prize is a copy of “Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing,” by National Grammar Day host Mignon Fogarty, and your choice of a t-shirt or mug with my favorite piece of writing advice at my new Café Press shop:www.cafepress.com/EditorMark.

The winners will be announced the afternoon of March 4, National Grammar Day.

The initial screening team, consisting of a freelance copy editor, an educational policy expert, a university English major, and a high school scholar and musician, will collect all haiku tweeted with the hashtag and cull the list down to the top 10 or 12 entries. Entries will be judged according to how well they fit the theme and how much they look like a haiku.

After the initial screening, a panel of expert judges will independently rank the finalists. The winner will be announced on Twitter, on the National Grammar Day website and on this blog.

Contest judges are:

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