2017 Tomato Haiku Contest

Welcome to the 2017 Delta County Libraries Tomato Haiku Contest!

Tomatoes!  Whether you love them or hate them, grow them or throw them, bake them or forsake them, tomatoes play an undeniable role in Delta County’s fall harvest.  We like to celebrate this contribution with our annual Tomato Haiku Contest, August 1-31, 2017.

The rules: Limit 3 entries per person. Entries must be original and not previously entered in this contest.  Contest deadline is August 31, 2017.  Open to all ages.  Winning entries will be decided by a panel of judges and will be read at our Tomato Festival in Hotchkiss on September 16, 2017.

The accepted format for haiku is three lines, with a 5/7/5 syllable count.

Special challenge for 2017: try to incorporate a tomato recipe into one of your poems!!!

Click here to read the entries from 2016!