Update: Some of you may have missed it, but the winners of the contest were posted last week in the comments. They are:
Haiku Category: moradik1
Limerick Category: WorshipDwight
All-Around Office Poet: Temptasia
(we were able to offer a 3rd prize!)
Details of the winners are found below in the comments section.
Hey all you Office fans. With the release of the Season 3 DVD set and the coming one-hour premiere of Season 4 on link
, we thought it would be fun to hold a little contest. What better way to celebrate the witty, profound and utterly quotable Office than through the high-minded literary art form of poetry?
And now, the nitty-gritty details - please, please do not skip this part!
2 copies of "The Office Season Three" DVD
* One copy awarded to the winner in the "Haiku" category
* One copy awarded to the winner in the "Limerick" category
(you can argue amongst yourselves which form is Office Olympics worthy)
* Poems must be original works written by the entrant
* To submit a poem for consideration, it must be posted in the comments of this soapbox (don't post them in a separate forum or pm me)
* You may participate in both categories (haiku and limerick)
* You may submit multiple poems within a single category
* Poems must be submitted by the contest deadline. The deadline for submissions is: September 4th, 2007 at 11:59pm, Pacific Standard Time
* Poems must not violate our Terms of Service (please nothing obscene). As always, we reserve the right to remove or disqualify any submissions due to ToS violations
* Winners will be selected by a panel of "literate" judges. Winners will be announced by the following week
* Fanpop reserves the right to modify or amend the rules to this contest as necessary
Your masterpieces will be judged on a number of factors. Here are some important ones to be aware of:
1. Form: You need to follow the basic form of the poem type (if your Homeric epic, don't expect to win)
* as Michael Scott might (mis)pronounce it
, one of our Fanpop users already provided an excellent definition in a prior contest he ran, so I'm going to quote him here:
"In case anyone does not remember how haiku works, here's a quick primer. In English, it's simple: a line with five syllables, then a line of seven syllables, then a last line of five syllables. No other structure is necessary."
Here is a sample from me (not eligible for the contest - and quite terrible)
Threat Level Midnight
Someone sabotage paper
Scarn, you must save us!
If you don't know what a limerick is, here are some online resources to help you:
Here is a sample (not eligible for the contest since it's mine, and it's terrible):
There once was a man named Dwight Schrute
His favorite food was beet root
A farmer named Mose
Said "what's up my bro"
Dwight answered, "We're cousins, you coot!"
At least you don't need to compete in Flonkerton